- March 2014 - February 2014 Staff Gift Card Program Awardees Announced
- February 2014 - Stanford engineers create tool to reduce cost of cloud computing
- February 2014 - Professor Stephen Boyd Elected to NAE
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IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award
Hitachi America Professor of Engineering Emeritus John Cioffi was recently named the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award for inspirational teaching of graduate students in the IEEE fields of interest, with the following citation:
“For educating a stellar array of graduate students in digital communications and for inspiring them to make a difference.”
For nearly a century, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society and the engineering profession.
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June Staff Gift Card Program Awardees Announced
Three staff members each received a $50 gift card in recognition of their extraordinary efforts as part of the department’s June Staff Gift Card Bonus Program. The Department received seven new nominations in June.
Following are this month’s Gift Card recipients and some of the comments from their nominators:
Mackenzie Mazariegos, Life Science Research Assistant
Mackenzie goes above and beyond caring for our animals that are the heart of our scientific and prosthetics programs.
She consistently puts the lab first, and helps it to shine and thrive in every way.
She spends all of her time in an area where there are no windows caring for animals and I know, from my conversations with her, that she loves them dearly.
Karin Sligar, Chair and Faculty Administrator
Karin is always willing to help and enthusiastic.
Whenever I may need assistance with any job, I can always count on Karin to give me a helping hand.
Karin is generous with her time and knowledge by teaching us “how it’s done” efficiently and correctly. She is patient and thorough and seems genuinely happy to be able to help.
Andrea Kuduk, Administrative Associate
She has an open door approach – even if she is working on something, she never gives you the impression you are bothering her.
She has been working on a very complicated project with many moving parts, and everything is going smoothly largely due to Andrea’s diligence, smarts and ability to deal with people.
The School of Engineering recently gave the EE department several gift cards to distribute to staff members who are recognized for going above and beyond. More people will be recognized next month, and nominations from the last few months will still be eligible for future months. EE faculty, staff and students are welcome to nominate a deserving staff person by visiting https://gradapps.stanford.edu/NotableStaff/nomination/create.
2013 Stanford President's Award for Excellence Through Diversity
Robert M. Gray, an Electrical Engineering professor praised for "many years of leadership and advocacy for equity and diversity in engineering," recently received a 2013 President's Award for Excellence Through Diversity.
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OSA Maiman Prize
The Optical Society (OSA) awarded Stanford Electrical Engineering PhD candidate Gary Shambat the Maiman Prize, which recognizes student innovation, research excellence and presentation skills in the areas of laser technology and electro-optics. This was awarded for his paper titled, "Single cell photonic nanocavity probes." He received it during the June 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO).
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