The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announced the winner of the 2007 Best Paper Contest at its spring graduation reception on May 11. Senior design students Pat Kusbel and Elliot Buller received the award for their paper entitled, "Control and Computing System for the Compact Microwave Radiometer for Humidity Profiling."
They each received a $300 cash award and a certificate from the IEEE Denver Section and the local IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, the sponsors of the contest. Pat and Elliot's embedded control and computing system will reduce volume and power consumption as well as enhance system reliability. Their work enhances ongoing microwave radiometer research sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
The Best Paper Contest provides students an opportunity to showcase their writing skills and compete for a cash prize. The judges, a panel comprised of volunteers from the ECE Industrial Advisory Board and the IEEE, selected their paper for its exceptional technical content, organization, development, clarity, style, and grammar.
The ECE department will again host a Best Paper Contest next spring. The contest is open to all senior design students.