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Yuxiang Wang completes PESLA program, encourages fellow staff to participate

Yuxiang Wang, academic advisor and Intercultural Support Coordinator for Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has successfully completed the Purdue Engineering Staff Leadership Academy (PESLA), Cohort 3.

Yuxiang Wang, academic advisor and Intercultural Support Coordinator for Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has successfully completed the Purdue Engineering Staff Leadership Academy (PESLA), Cohort 3. Wang encourages his fellow staff to participate in the PESLA program in the future.

“Although the PESLA, Cohort 4 application is closed,” said Wang, “fellow staff members may plan for PESLA, Cohort 5 in two years.”

PESLA is a two-year cohort-based program to provide professional development to professional and managerial/administrative staff in the College of Engineering. Through book reading, real-world case studies, small group discussions, and interactive presentations, PESLA encourages staff to think beyond their own areas and lead in ways that support larger institutional objectives. The program was created and is voluntarily managed by staff, for staff.

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PhD students win Best Paper Award at IEEE MEMS 2023

Two PhD students in Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering recently won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE MEMS 2023 conference.

Two PhD students in Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering recently won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE MEMS 2023 conference. Hao Tian and Alaina G. Attanasio are students of Sunil A. Bhave, professor of electrical and computer engineering. The paper, entitled “Programmable Silicon Nitride Photonic Integrated Circuits,” was presented at the 36th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2023) in Munich, Germany. The research is a multi-national collaboration between Bhave’s OxideMEMS Lab at Purdue University and Professor Tobias Kippenberg’s LPQM Lab at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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