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Region 5 Members Honored

Three Region 5 members were honored at a 17 Nov 2017 EAB ceremony in Phoenix. According to the article in The Institute, Gil Sik Lee, Adam Foster Moreau, and Siddharth Suryanarayanan were honored.
Senior Member Gil Sik Lee received the Meritorious Achievement Award in Informal Education “for significant contributions to preparing underserved students to succeed in college education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.” He is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas, Dallas. He founded the nonprofit IntelliChoice in 2014 to tutor Texas and Arizona students in math. Last year the organization’s 200 volunteers worked with more than 700 students.
The Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship went to Member Adam Foster Moreau, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins. Moreau is a graduate research assistant at the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology. Moreau’s research focuses on the irradiation of novel nanowire structures with high-contrast femtosecond laser pulses to generate large X-ray fluxes with high-conversion efficiencies.
The C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award was given to Senior Member Siddharth Suryanarayanan “for leadership and excellence in curriculum design, course delivery, and the education and mentorship of electric power engineers.” Suryanarayanan is an associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at Colorado State University. He has designed, developed, and taught four graduate-level courses in electric power systems engineering and has created an online graduate certificate program for the university. In recognition of his contributions, the university awarded him the Lisa and Desi Rhoden Endowed Chair, the first endowed professorship in the department’s history. Suryanarayanan is vice president of the IEEE Power & Energy’s education committee.

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