June 19, 2002

Contact: Bob Bruce, 503-725-5714
Source: Bob Dyrden, 503-725-5705

Faculty Awarded Grants to Develop Technology Curriculum

PORTLAND - Engineering and computer science faculty at three Oregon campuses are being awarded prestigious grants from Intel Corp and the Oregon University System to develop technology curriculum and student labs.

"The Intel Fellowships are vitally important to our mission of preparing students for the latest developments in technology," says Robert D. Dryden, vice chancellor for engineering and computer science. "Industry leaders tell us our graduates are well prepared for careers in technology, but new skills training is essential for students to stay current."

Dryden, who announced the fellowships today, said about $225,000 will be awarded in seven grants. Faculty at Portland State University will receive $100,000, Oregon State University faculty members will receive about $75,000 and faculty at the University of Oregon will be awarded almost $50,000.

The fellowship program started in 1999. Since then, more than $1 million has been awarded through the annual grant project.

"In Oregon, Intel is highly dependent on recently graduated engineers from our public universities. It's in everyone's interest that students are trained for the latest technology in a fast-changing hardware and software environment," says Morgan Anderson, Intel Oregon education relations manager.

Recipients of the 2002 grant programs are:

Oregon State University, $25,689, "Curriculum development for Advanced Digital Logic Design Courses based on FPGA Technologies," awarded to Alexandre Tenca, Ben Lee and Roger Traylor, all of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Oregon State University, $50,000, development for "Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Wireless and Mobile Computing-Technology and Applications," awarded to David Porter and Richard Billo, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and Ben Lee, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Portland State University, $25,000, curriculum development for "Animatronics Robot: A New Undergraduate Course Sequence for Creative Tinkerers," granted to Marek Perkowski, Douglas Hall and Alan Mishchenko, all of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Portland State University, $25,000, curriculum development for "VLSI for Wireless Communication," awarded to Xiaoyu Song, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Portland State University, $50,000, curriculum development and student lab for "Reliability and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits and Microelectronic Systems," awarded to Robert Daasch and Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Sung Yi, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

University of Oregon, $25,000, for development and student lab for "Wearable/Mobile Laboratory and Wearable/Mobile Computing Curriculum," awarded to Zary Segall and Stephen Fickas, Department of Computer and Information Science.

University of Oregon, $24,279, "Proofs-as-Programs: Curriculum Development and Dissemination," awarded to Zena Ariola, Department of Computer and Information Science.


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