Milestones: February 27, 2020

Feb 27 2020

Recent awards, recognitions, and accomplishments from our students and faculty

Kinget Receives IEEE Education Award

Peter Kinget, chair and Bernard J. Lechner Professor of Electrical Engineering, was the first recipient of the inaugural IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Innovative Education Award.

The award was established in 2019 to recognize and honor members who are making significant contributions to education in the field of solid-state circuits using innovative approaches.

Kinget was presented with the award on February 17.


Lu Named a Fellow of FBSE

Helen H. Lu, vice chair and professor of biomedical engineering, has been nominated by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE) to receive the accolade of Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE).

Lu will be presented with the Fellowship on May 19, 2020 at the 12th World Biomaterials Congress in Glasgow, United Kingdom.


Mauel Named National Associate of the Academies

Michael Mauel, professor of applied physics, was named a "National Associate of the Academies" by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

The honor recognizes his service as co-chair of a NAS committee and as chair of the standing committee for plasma science.

The Council of the National Academy of Sciences initiated the “National Associates” program in 2001 to recognize extraordinary contributions to the organization through pro bono service to the Academies.


SHPE Wins the Corazón Award

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Chapter (SHPE) at Columbia won the Corazón Award, a prestigious award given annually by the HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Student's Performance and Achievement) organization.

The honor is given to an organization that has excelled in its support of HISPA in the form of in-kind support and/or donations. SHPE was presented with the award at HISPA's annual Three Kings Banquet gala on January 16.

Learn more about SHPE.