Congratulations to all Region 6 Southern Area award winners:
- Outstanding Engineer: Adrian Popa, Buenaventura Section
Adrian made pioneering contributions to and visionary leadership in the development and commercialization of millimeter wave, photonic and quantum systems for aerospace, automotive and U.S. Government applications. He is a dedicated member of the community who shares his knowledge with IEEE members, and university and pre-college students to inspire interest in technology.
- Outstanding Leadership: A. W. Sutton, Foothill Section
- Corporate Service to the Engineering Community: Ciao Wireless, Inc., Camarillo (Buenaventura Section)
Ciao Wireless has supported the Buenaventura Section’s MTT-S Chapter for eight years. It promotes IEEE membership and encourages employees to grow in their careers through the IEEE. Additionally, the company is deeply involved with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in the schools and county science fair competition. Ciao wireless is a regular participant in International Microwave Symposium organized by IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
- Outstanding Section: Buenaventura Section
BV Section has 860 current, active members, comprising about 1 in 1000 residents of the County of Ventura (pop. ~825,000). The Buenaventura Section held over 40 regular technical and professional meetings among its active society chapters in Aerospace, Communications, Computer, Engineering in Medicine and Biology, and Microwave chapters. It has begun to engage the community with its Robotics chapter and started a Power and Energy Society Chapter in 2011. All of this is due to an effective and tireless cadre of officers and volunteers, and great participation by IEEE members throughout the Section.
- Outstanding Student Branch: California Baptist University Riverside (Foothill Section)
All winners have been entered into consideration for overall Region 6 awards. Overall R6 awards will be announced towards the end of July.
Many thanks to Doug Askegard, the R6 Southern Area Awards Chair for putting together nominations and submitting them to the committee, and thanks also to Russell Hunter, Southern Area Chair.