Steer Awarded Distinguished Educator Award

May 23, 2011

Dr. Michael Steer
Dr. Michael Steer

Dr. Michael Steer has been awarded the 2011 Distinguished Educator Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S).  Dr. Steer will receive a recognition plaque, a certificate, and an honorarium of $2,500.

The award recognizes a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering and science who best exemplifies the special human qualities of Fred Rosenbaum, who considered teaching a high calling and demonstrated his dedication to the Society through tireless service.

Dr. Steer was cited "For outstanding contributions as a teacher, mentor, and role model for students in the microwave profession."

The award will be conferred at the annual Society Awards Banquet to be held during the International Microwave Symposium the week of June 6-10, 2011 in Baltimore, MD.

Every year the MTT Society presents awards to outstanding members of the microwave community for contributions made to the field of microwave technology and engineering. The awards are made following a process that includes nomination and a rigorous evaluation procedure. The award nominations are due July 1 of each year and the awardees are approved by the MTT Society ADCOM at their Winter meeting in January. Further details of these Society Awards can be found at

The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society is a transnational society with more than 11,000 members and 150 chapters worldwide.  The Society promotes the advancement of microwave theory and its applications, including RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz technologies.