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November 30, 2015

Noel Schulz named 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellow

Submitted by Mary Rankin

Noel Schulz, associate dean for engineering research and graduate programs at Kansas State University, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, fellow. She is being recognized for leadership in advancing women in engineering and electric ship technologies.

The IEEE grade of fellow is conferred by the IEEE board of directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

"This is truly an honor for Associate Dean Schulz to be recognized by IEEE with fellow status," said Darren Dawson, dean of the College of Engineering. "We are extremely proud of her accomplishments and contributions to not only women in engineering, but her work with our graduate programs that is propelling us toward the university goal of becoming a Top 50 research institution by 2025."

Schulz provides strategic direction and coordination for the College of Engineering in areas of research, graduate programs, distance education and safety. She coordinates proposal approvals, and matching and start-up funding on behalf of the college, as well as develops programs to support engineering faculty, staff and students in research and scholarly pursuits. She also represents the college in activities with the Office of Research, the Graduate School and the Office of International Programs.

Schulz received her bachelor's degree and master's degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, and her doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota. She joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 2009, and is the Paslay professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Schulz has served as president of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology. Her other offices in the Power and Energy Society include secretary, treasurer and president-elect. She is a member of Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honorary Society, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, American Society for Engineering Education and the Society of Women Engineers.

The IEEE is the world's leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, and electric power and consumer electronics.

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