This past week, IEEE has awarded Dr. Alper Bozkurt with the 2016 IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award for his outstanding research, teaching, and outreach performance. Annually, the IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award is granted to individuals who promote, recognize, and support contributions from young, inspired professional members who share interests with the IEEE Sensors council. The council awards the Young Professional Award to aid recent graduates in their transition to the professional life.
In a hallmark success for NC State, a record-breaking 31 students received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation this year. Of those, an impressive ten engineering students, including Kristen Garcia, a graduate student in Electical Engineering, were honored as Fellows.