Computer Science junior, Zane Storlie, wins High Touch scholarship.
Computer science junior Zane Storlie will receive a $10,000 scholarship-a-year from Wichita technology company, High Touch. Storlie is a first-generation college student who has distinguished himself a number of ways on campus. Storlie was recognized at a ceremony held Sept. 12 at the High Touch headquarters. To read the full story, click HERE.

IEEE-HKN - Induction Ceremony, Fall 2015
On Saturday, October 24, 29 students were inducted into IEEE-HKN. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. For more images from the event please follow this link.

WSU Career Fair for SNT Media
WSU is hosting a career fair for SNT Media on Tuesday, November 3 at 12:15 pm in the Rhatigan Student Center, Rm 262. Please come and grab a slice of pizza while listening to information about the company and the opportunities available. SNT Media will be taking resumes for all positions and holding on-the-spot screening interviews. The info and interview sessions will be repeated starting at 4:30 pm in RSC room 257. To see current job opportunities and apply through this link

EECS engineering students on team developing high speed ground transportation pods for national competition
Wichita State engineering students meet Saturday to discuss design plans to build a Hyperloop, a human-scale pod that can be used to travel at high rates of speed. The pod will be tested in June at a national conference in California.
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Westar Energy CEO talks about internships, employment opportunities
CEO of Westar Energy Mark Ruelle was featured in the Executive Connect lunch series Wednesday, hosted by the Wichita State Career and Development Center. Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Admissions Office co-sponsored the event.
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NetApp awards scholarship to WSU freshman
NetApp awarded a full one-year scholarship to Gunnar Gassman, a freshman computer science major at Wichita State University's College of Engineering.
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Be sure to congratulate Dr. Vinod Namboodiri, who was selected as a 2015-2016 Wichita State Online Faculty Fellow (OLFF).
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NSF awards $300,000 to Dr. Pu Wang to study “Wi Fi in the Cloud.”
This research will exploit powerful Cloud computing in order to efficiently search, utilize and share limited wireless spectrum. The ultimate goal of this research is to provide universal super-high-speed wireless connections to users.
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Preethika Kumar will accept the 2015 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teacher Award in November
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Fox Kansas is also “tracking” this story on the security of wearable devices
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KWCH highlights Dr.Jadiwala's research on wearable devices.
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For more information on cyber-security of wearable smart devices.
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NSF Awards $380,000 Grant To Two Wichita State University Professors To Study Cybersecurity For Wearables.
Wichita, KS (8/31, Sandefur) reports the National Science Foundation awarded two Wichita State University professors a $380,000 grant to study the security of data stored in wearable technology like Apple Watches or FitBits. Professor Murtuza Jadliwala of the university's electrical engineering and computer science department said, “We should know more about the technology that we're using every day. I think the threat from these devices is real.” For more information you may follow this link.

Wichita State University expands engineering faculty by 21%.
Three of these outstanding faculty members are in EECS, Dr. Ali Eslami, Dr. Sergio Salinas Monroy, and Ms. Manira Rani. They join an award-winning faculty who create environments where engineering students learn and conduct research side-by-side with students from other disciplines, faculty, and industry. For more information you may follow this link.

Wichita State promotes local economic development with new job creation program
Wichita State is pursuing its goals of fostering local economic development and enhancing student experiential learning through a new self-funded organization called Ennovar, which recently announced a $600,000 partnership with California-based tech firm PassFail LLC, a subsidiary of Social Networking Technology Inc. The unique partnership not only creates new jobs for university grads, it also generates revenue for the school in the form of company stock for every new hire culled from the campus. For more information you may follow this link.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala on receiving an Extension Grant to his work at AFRL on “Surviving Cybersecurity Threats in the Era of Modern Wearable Cyber-Physical Systems.”For more information you may follow this link.

Please join us in congratulating Anindya Maiti. Anindya was awarded the 2015 Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Thesis Award.

Wichita State ranked third nationally in the amount of business-funded R&D relative to metro GDP — placing Wichita ahead of traditionally touted innovation centers Austin, Texas; Boston; New Haven, Conn., and Raleigh, N.C. Click HERE to read the full story.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan and Dr. Vinod Namboodiri who were recently elevated to Senior Member status in IEEE.

Congratulations to Monelle Brink!
Five National Scholars to attend Wichita State this fall. WSU offers a scholarship of $80,000-$112,000 to students in National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic Recognition programs. To recruit high-achieving students in these groups, this year our office hosted a National Merit Luncheon and invited students to two exclusive events: the men's basketball game against the University of Northern Iowa in February and the Opera Department's presentation of “Cold Sassy Tree.” For more information on our recruitment efforts for National Merit Scholars, contact Jamie Hull at Jamie.Hull@wichita.edu or visit wichita.edu/nationalmerit.
These students have declared Wichita State as their intended school:
• Monelle Brink – Olathe North – Electrical Engineering

Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala researches ethics, trust, privacy, security and computer technology at WSU's College of Engineering. He just completed a semester of testing involving a dozen students at WSU wearing smartwatches. He found that the sensors in smartwatches could be used by hackers to steal information about bank accounts and passcodes. Read more HERE.

Long Wang received his BSEE in 2013 and is currently in our MSEE program. Apparently he has been very busy working with Dr. Jibo He in psychology. Besides the device in THIS article , you can find numerous links to a google glass device, HERE.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Preethika Kumar! She has won the 2015 IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) C. Holmes McDonald - Outstanding Teacher Award.

Please congratulate Dr. Zaman (Abu Asaduzzaman)! He has recently been awarded NetApp-WSU Connector Project. This project is aimed to extending NetApp's NFS Connector for Hadoop to other analytics frameworks such as Apache Spark.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy on two new NASA grants! You can find more information about the grants, including abstracts, HERE.

Congratulations to Mohammad Heidari on receiving the Ollie A. and J. O. Heskett Fellowship for Fall 2015!

This past weekend WSU held its Spring Commencement Ceremony, following the ceremony the WSU chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN - IEEE) held their first ever Award Ceremony. The purpose of this ceremony is to bring students and faculty together one last time to share their experiences and also have an opportunity to socialize. A few awards were also given, as well as some special recognition. Bob Bailey, the Commencement Speaker, and an Electrical Engineering graduate also spoke at the award ceremony. You can see photos, and more about the awards that were given by clicking HERE.

Congratulations to Isaac Roehm who will graduate this Spring with his Electrical Engineering degree. He has been named one of the Class of 2015's Senior Honor Men and Women. Click HERE to read more.

EECS faculty and students received some of the top awards given by the College of Engineering at the annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 9. Please join me in congratulating the following Wallace Award winners:
• Faculty Research Award – Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy
• Graduate Teaching Award – Huabo Lu
• Graduate Research Award – Lun Li
Also, please join me in congratulating Dr. Preethika Kumar who received the Polished Professor award for EECS faculty.

WSU's Ennovar contracts with high-tech firm. See the full article HERE or HERE.

Engineering student powers car with solar panels.You can see this car today, April 22nd, at the University United Methodist Church on 21st and Yale, across the street from the Wichita State campus.Click HERE to see more information.

Join us in congratulating Dr. Kwon, as he was recognized today as a finalist for the Wichita State University Academy of Effective Teaching (AET) Teaching Award! You can see a photo by clicking HERE.

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