ECE Professor V. Chandrasekar (Chandra) is the 2009 winner of the Provost's N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation. He was honored at the "Celebrate Colorado State!" awards reception on April 28, an annual celebration of the University's top teaching, research, and service achievements.
Chandra, who has earned much acclaim for his innovative research, received the award for his advancements in the classroom. The Provost's N. Preston Davis Award is presented each year to one CSU faculty member in recognition of the use of technology to further or significantly encourage instructional innovation.
Chandra has made pioneering contributions in the area of polarimetric radar observations of the atmosphere. He is co-principal investigator and engineering lead of the CSU-CHILL radar facility and deputy director of the National Science Foundation Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere.