Dr. Alice Parker
The award consists of an honorarium of $2,000 and an engraved plaque, which is presented annually at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, to be held this year from June 14-17, 2009 in Austin, Texas.
Parker is a former Division Director for Computer Engineering, a former Dean of Graduate Studies, and a former Vice Provost for Research at USC. She was elected President of the USC Academic Senate in 1993, and won the Viterbi School’s Outstanding Teaching Award for 2006. She currently leads a research effort examining the use of nanocarbon modeling in emulating human brain function.
In announcing the award, Alexander A. (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming Hsieh Department remarked: "Our faculty of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering join me in congratulating Alice Parker for her superb achievements in teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students. The ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education is a richly deserved confirmation of her superlative accomplishments."