Professor Yacob Astatke of Morgan State University has been selected for the “2016 College-Level Promotion of Education Award” and will receive his award at the Black Education of the Year Awards Ceremony (BEYA) to be held in February 2016. Prof. Astatke’s outreach activities are dedicated to spreading engineering and STEM education to underrepresented minorities and his work is definitely having an impact!
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Dr. Tessa Pocock, Senior Research Scientist with the ERC served as a panelist for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Women in STEM Leadership: Self-Empowerment and Other Keys to Professional Success that took place on Friday, November 6 at the Russell Sage Dining Hall Main Banquet Room from 5 to 8 p.m.
Smart Lighting ERC Director Robert Karlicek presented a seminar titled “Unlocking the World of Digitized Illumination” as part of Philips’ Educational Webinar Series. Of attendees that completed the survey taken by Philips (n=81), 98% thought the webinar was relevant or partially relevant; 95% rated the quality as a 7-10/10 and 89% would recommend the webinar.
Dr. Tessa Pocock, Plant Physiologist in the ERC is invited to give a talk at the Portland, Oregon chapter of the IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) on November 18, 2015.
Dr. Robert Karlicek, Director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, was interviewed by Katherine Ling, reporter for Greenwire, who wrote a detailed article that broadly features the ERC’s work titled, “Next-generation LEDs — bright in more ways than one”
Sagar Ray, recent PhD graduate of the ERC (Rensselaer) was the first place winner in the student competition of the IEEE’s 58th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems for his paper titled, “A 10-Gb/s Inductorless AGC Amplifier with 45-dB Linear Variable Gain Control in 0.13-um CMOS”. Sagar’s advisor is Dr. Mona Hella, professor in the ECSE department at Rensselaer.
Professor and ERC Director Bob Karlicek is quoted in an article that appeared in Electronics360 titled, “The Human Side of Lighting” that discusses light and human wellness.
Dr. Tessa Pocock, Senior Research Scientist will give one of only 5 invited talks at the 2015 CIE (International Commission on Illumination) in Manchester England June 29-July 3. Dr. Pocock’s talk titled, “Advanced Lighting Technology in Controlled Environment Agriculture” will be presented on the opening day of the conference, July 29.
ERC Professor Michael Shur’s (RPI) poster titled “New Ideas in Smart Lighting” was voted the best poster of the 2015 Advanced Research Workshop, Future Trends in Microelectronics: Journey into the Unknown, in Mallorca Spain, June 21-26, 2015.