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EECS Hosts 2012 Graduation Banquet, Awards Ceremony

Published on April 27th, 2012 by Michelle Ward

More than 100 people attended the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduation Dinner and Awards Ceremony last night at Pachamama’s restaurant. While the banquet traditionally has been held on graduation weekend, it was moved up to allow EECS Industry Advisory Board (IAB) members to attend. The spring EECS IAB meeting is taking place today at the Kansas Union.

Graduating EECS students and invited guests, along with faculty and staff members, enjoyed a buffet dinner before the awards presentation. EECS Chair Glenn Prescott served as emcee of the event, which included individual recognition of students and what they planned to do after graduation.  

Outstanding Senior Award

EECS Professor David Petr presented these awards based on overall achievement to a graduating senior in EE, CoE, and CS.

Mike Zakharov (EE), Patrick Gegen (CoE), and Jason Eslick (CS)

Ellermeier Memorial Award

A nontraditional student with outstanding scholastic achievement is the recipient of the Ellermeier award. It is given in honor of former EE Professor and Associate Dean of the Graduate School Robert Ellermeier. EECS Professor Ken Demarest presented the award.

George Li

Paul F. Huebner Memorial Awards

Paul Huebner was a KU graduate with a BS in accounting, concentrating in CS, and a graduate degree in CS. The award is intended to reward good teaching and encourage students to consider teaching as a career. EECS Associate Professor Nancy Kinnersley who has worked closely with both honorees praised their work ethic and commitment to their students.

Shalini Dasoju and Avindra Fernando

Richard K. & Wilma S. Moore Thesis Award

This award is given in honor of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Moore. EECS Associate Professor Jim Stiles presented the awards for best graduate thesis and doctoral dissertation.

Justin Metcalf (thesis) and Sergey Morozov (dissertation)

To view photos of the event, please go to the EECS Facebook page