Baylor ECS Student Awarded for Bringing Microwave Theory and Techniques Society to Baylor Campus
February 8, 2017
Casey Latham
Casey Latham (Right), founding Chair of the student chapter of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, is also an active member of the Baylor Band.

WACO, Texas (February 8, 2017) Casey Latham, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering at Baylor, met with the leaders of the IEEE chapter in Dallas this past weekend. Latham received an award for bringing the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-Society) to Baylor’s campus for the first time, showing the increased presence of high-end microwave research at Baylor. This society will allow the students to bring in distinguished microwave lecturers from around the world to speak with the students about their work. The lecturers will come from a wide variety of areas, including radar, wireless communications (including LTE Advanced and 5G), body area networks, among others.

The Dallas chapter of IEEE expressed excitement at the possibilities of forming a new student branch at the university and is looking forward to the increased cooperation between the two organizations. Latham, a graduate student under the supervision of ECE faculty member Dr. Charles Baylis, expressed excitement at forming a student branch. “The IEEE Dallas section is really excited about the work in microwave research that is going on at Baylor,” Latham said, “It’s a very exciting time for the department!”

Baylor hosts the 2017 Texas Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems conference on the Baylor campus, March 30-31, 2017. []

NOTE: The IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, is the largest professional society in the world with over 400,000 members worldwide.

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