Fellow Anil Pahwa was named a Jefferson Science Fellow. He will serve during the 2014 to 2015 academic year as a science advisor to the U.S. Department of State, in Washington, D.C.
The fellowship program is administered by the U.S. National Academies, which comprise the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Council.
Pahwa is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Kansas State University, in Manhattan, where he works on advanced computer and communications technology to increase the efficiency, reliability, and quality of electricity delivery systems.
He is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society.
Senior Member Steve E. Watkins has been elected chair-elect of Zone 3 of the American Society of Engineering Education. The zone covers 14 U.S. states in the Midwest and parts of Canada.
Watkins will serve a two-year term starting in 2015. He will be responsible for supporting local ASEE meetings, working to increase student chapter involvement, and coordinating student paper competitions and industry-government partnerships.
He is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, in Rolla.
Senior Member Byung K. Yi was named chief technology officer of InterDigital Labs, a wireless technology development company, in Wilmington, Del. In this role, he will manage the company’s long-term R&D activities.
Previously, Yi was assistant division chief of engineering at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, in Washington, D.C.
He is a member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.