I. E. C. William L. Everitt Student Awards of Excellence
William L. Everitt
William L. Everitt received his BS from Cornell University in 1922. After two years as an engineer for the North Electric Manufacturing Co., he returned to school and earned an M.S. degree at the University of Michigan in 1926, and then earned a PhD in physics at Ohio State University while serving as an assistant professor and professor. He came to the University of Illinois in 1945 as Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and became Dean of the College of Engineering in 1949. He served in that job until his retirement in 1968.
It was during his years at Ohio State that Dr. Everitt published the book "Communication Engineering," which became one of the most widely used textbooks in the field of electronics. He also wrote "Fundamentals of Radio" and edited a 96 book series for Prentice-Hall.
During his career, Dr. Everitt was elected to head each of the national and international professional societies pertinent to his discipline. He was a founding member of the National Academy of Engineering, received the highest medals and honors of a number of professional societies, and served as a senior adviser to many government agencies and to the National Academy of Sciences and Engineering.
The holder of 10 honorary doctorate degrees, Dr. Everitt received nearly every award the profession of electrical engineering and engineering education could bestow. He also received the War Department's Exceptionally Meritorious Civilian Award in 1946 in recognition of his work as director of the operation research staff for the U.S. Army's office of the chief signal officer during World War II. In 1984, the IEEE named him to its Centennial Hall of Fame as one of the top two electrical engineering educators of the century. Dr. Everitt died September 6, 1986.
In honor of Dean Everitt, the Electrical Engineering Building was renamed the William L. Everitt Laboratory for Electrical and Computer Engineering on Nov. 12, 1989. Read more about William L. Everitt.
DESCRIPTION:The International Engineering Consortium (formerly known as the National Engineering Consortium, "NEC") developed a program for the purpose of honoring students majoring in electrical and computer engineering and computer science. First known as the NEC Outstanding Senior Student Awards Program, it is now called the William L. Everitt Student Awards of Excellence Program. The Everitt Program invites each IEC affiliated university to select two students to be honored.
- You must be a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or the Department of Computer Science.
- Students completing their Junior year in May/June are eligible to be considered for the award which will be presented during their senior year.
- Major in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science.
- Academic record: rank in the top 10% of their class.
- Evidence of interest in areas of communications and computers.
- Evidence of professional interests and activities (officer in student chapter of a pertinent professional society, participant in research projects, open house activities, officer in pertinent student honorary society, etc.)
SELECTION PROCESS:Two students are selected by the awards committee using the criteria listed above.
The award recipients are honored at the annual ECE Awards Banquet in the spring. They are presented with an engraved desk set from the International Engineering Consortium and their names are placed on a plaque which is hung in Everitt Laboratory.
PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD:
|1997-1998||Jeffrey A. Butts
Poojan A. Wagh
|2009-2010||Hao Wei Khor
|1996-1997||Victor S. Hsu
Jacob F. Jensen
|1995-1996||Peter H. Chou
Jason J. Leung
|1994-1995||John I. Moore III
Tuan A. Nguyen
|1993-1994||Richard J. Barron
Andrew W. Walters
|1992-1993||Pablo V. Mena
David A. Kruckemyer
|1991-1992||Mark R. Fister
James R. Janninck
|1990-1991||Scott A. Basinger
David E. Beckman
|2001-2002||Harish P. Agarwal
Meghan P. Bradley
Gregory M. Chiasson
|2000-2001||Joseph M. Comberiate
Erik R. Stauffer
|1987-1988||Bernard A. Schnaufer
Edward J. Vesely
|1999-2000||George M. Gemelos
Todd J. Manchester
|1986-1987||Timothy J. Kane
Paul F. Wysocki
|1998-1999||Don J. Baron
Ashish K. Pandya