Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Brian M. O’Connell Award given to Bob Whelchel

SSIT has announced that the latest recipient of the IEEE-SSIT Brian M. O’Connell Distinguished Service Award is Prof. Robert  J. Whelchel, a Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Trine (formerly Tri-State) University, Angola, IN. The O’Connell Award is a periodic IEEE-SSIT honor bestowed on a member who has served with particular distinction. Among other past duties in SSIT, Whelchel has served as Society President, and also served two separate stints as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine.

The award was presented at the SSIT Board of Governor's Meeting meeting July 28, 2012 in Stanford Connecticut.

Robert Welchel (left) being presented award by SSIT President Gerald Engel (right)

Previous Recipients of the Award:

2007 Joseph R. Herkert
2008 Norman Balabanian
2009 Clinton J. Andrews