Two UMR electrical engineering students recently received the 2007 William L. Everitt Student Award of Excellence from the International Engineering Consortium, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the electronics and communication industries.
Mahsa Dornajafi of Rolla and Andrew Conrad of St. Louis, both UMR seniors in electrical engineering, received the awards for their academic, technical and leadership excellence as well as their interest in communications technology.
Dornajafi is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical and computer engineering honor society. Under the direction of Dr. Steve Watkins, professor of electrical and computer engineering, she developed a computer simulation to see how well a multivalued logic circuit would work for a core memory computer circuit. After graduation in May, Dornajafi plans to pursue a master’s degree in electrical engineering at UMR.
Conrad, a middle-distance runner on the UMR track and field team, is also president of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. While at UMR, he has held internships with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and the Defense Department’s National Imagery and Mapping Agency. He also plans to pursue a master’s degree in electrical engineering from UMR upon graduation in May. He plans to focus his studies on electromagnetic compatibility.
The William L. Everitt Student Award of Excellence is named for a radar and electronics pioneer who also served as dean of engineering at the University of Illinois. Everitt died in 1986.
The International Engineering Consortium was founded in 1944 to promote the growth of electronics and communications technologies. UMR is one of 74 universities worldwide affiliated with the consortium.