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Sources: David Soldan, 785-532-5534,;
and John English, 785-532-5590,
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News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415,

Monday, June 29, 2009


MANHATTAN -- David Soldan, a Kansas State University professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received the 2009 Meritorious Service Award from the American Society of Engineering Educators' Electrical and Computer Engineering Division.

"Professor Soldan is a tremendous asset to our college and to Kansas State," said John English, dean of K-State's College of Engineering. "His outstanding service and leadership, and his prominence across the country in the field of electrical and computer engineering make him most deserving of this award."

The award, which was presented at the society's annual conference June 14-17, in Austin, Texas, honors Soldan's past service to the organization and his contributions to the field of electrical and computer engineering.

Soldan joined K-State in 1989 as the head of the department of electrical and computer engineering and served in that role until 2004.

Along with being a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, Soldan is a Fellow and active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He also belongs to Eta Kappa Nu and Phi Kappa Phi honoraries. He served as president of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association in 2002-03, and was a member of the association's board of directors for seven years. In addition, he was a member of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology's Engineering Accreditation Commission Executive Committee. Soldan has received several awards for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the field.

At K-State, Soldan is the faculty adviser to the university's chapter of Eta Kappa Nu and is the trustee of K-State's Amateur Radio Club.

Soldan has worked in the areas of digital signal processing and adaptive filtering, computer networking, digital systems testing, computer systems reliability, manufacturing automation and wireless communications. He has been active in computer engineering curriculum development and teaches introductory and advanced logic design classes, and a senior level computer architecture class.