April 14, 1999            



Contact: Bob Bruce (503) 725-5714
Source: Wendy Hawkins, Intel, (503) 264-1330

Oregon Faculty Named Intel Faculty Fellows for 1999

PORTLAND - High technology faculty members from Oregon State University, the Oregon Graduate Institute and Portland State University have been named Intel Faculty Fellows under a series of grants that will provide $290,000 in private support for research.

The grants and the fellowship recipients were announced today by Wendy Hawkins, Intel education relations manager.

The awards will support a series of new projects advancing high technology education in Oregon. Funds can be used to for teaching, equipment or faculty enhancement. Recipients were selected from competitive proposals. Selected projects and participating fellows include:

Fu Li, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Portland State University, $25,000 to support "Curriculum Development in a New Frontier of Communication.

Rob Daash, associate professor; Marek Perkowski, professor; and Alan Mischenko, visiting professor, all of the Department of Electrical and Computer Science Engineering, Portland State University, $45,000 to support a new robotic laboratory for PSU engineering and computer engineering students.

Rob Daash, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Portland State University; Dan Hammerstrom, department head, Oregon Graduate Institute; and Shi-Lien Lu, associate professor, electical and computer engineering, Oregon State University; $45,000 plus $30,000 matching grant from the Oregon Joint School of Engineering to support a "Joint, Inter-institutional Graduate Program in Design and Testing."

Annette von Jouanne, assistant professor, and Alan Wallace, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University, $46,000 to support a "Power Quality Classroom with a laboratory component."

Virginia Stonick, associate professor, Thomas Plant, associate professor, and Alan Wallace, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University, $55,000 to support a
"Sustainable Computing Infrastructure for Active Learning."

Milo Koretsky, assistant professor of chemical engineering; S. Subramanian, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; John Wager, professor, electrical and computer engineering; W. E. Rochfort, associate professor of chemical engineering; Shoichi Kimura, head, Department of Chemical Engineering; and Alan Wallace, head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University, $74,000 to support an "Integrated Microelectronics Processing Program."

The awards are the first private grants made under a new industry research initiative developed by the Oregon Engineering and Technology Industry Council. The initiative aims to leverage new private support for engineering education in Oregon. Intel is the first major high technology firm to participate in the initiative.
 

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