|Sherman Oaks CA Chapter Engineers Council, Engineer of the Year Award
Recipient: Melvin A. Breuer
Melvin A. Breuer, the Charles Lee Powell Professor of Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, has won the Engineer of the Year award from the Sherman Oaks, CA Chapter of the Engineers’ Council. A pioneer in CAD for digital systems and very-large-scale-integrated circuits, Breuer was presented with the award during the Councils’ 56th annual banquet on February 26. The event was concurrent with and in celebration of National Engineers Week. Astronaut Cady Coleman and NASA colleagues congratulated the Council from the International Space Station. “In many areas, recognition of engineering professionals is occurring at celebrations that highlight their many contributions to making our world a better place. We appreciate what you do every day to keep us safe up here, to keep our families secure at home, to contribute to the economic vitality of our nation, and to make technological progress for the benefit of all people on Earth.”
|Women’s Transportation Seminar-Los Angeles Diversity Leadership Award
Recipient: Leana Golubchik
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) has presented Leana Golubchik its 2011 Diversity Leadership Award at the February WTS Board meeting. Golubchik, an associate professor with joint appointments in the Hsieh and Computer Science departments, was selected for significant contributions to the promotion of diversity and cultural awareness within the Viterbi School, “in the transportation industry, and in a project or activity that supports the goals and mission of WTS.” Golubchik has been an active member of the USC Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program since she joined the Viterbi School in 2002, and was recently appointed its director. In addition, Golubchik has continued her efforts to build this representation university-wide.
Council of Chairs in Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering Elected Secretary
|Materials Research Society Elected Fellow
Recipient: Terence Langdon
Terence Langdon, the William E. Leonhard Professor of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) and one of the most cited authors worldwide in materials science, has been elected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). Election to the MRS honors those distinguished scholars whose accomplishments have contributed greatly to the advancement of materials research. The maximum number of new Fellow appointments each year is limited to 0.2% of the current MRS membership. “Terry Langdon continues to lead the way in highlighting our strengths in metals research. We are delighted for him in this recognition of his achievements,” said AME professor and department chair Geoffrey Spedding. Langdon will be honored at the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday, April 26th 2011.