ECE alumnus, faculty member recognized with Eaton Award

Caleb Fulton, alumnus and graduate student in ECE, has been awarded the 2009 Eaton Award in Design Excellence.

Caleb FultonHaving received his BSEE from Purdue in 2006, Fulton received this award in recognition of his work in product design. As the creators of the endowment behind the award, Jim (B.S. ’58, M.S. ’63, and Ph.D. ’67) and Shirley Eaton hope to “to increase intellectual property development in the Midwest.”

Recognizing that excellence in higher education doesn’t happen in a vacuum, the award also allows the winning alumni to shine a spotlight on the ECE faculty member who has had the greatest influence on their education. Fulton’s choice? Professor William Chappell.

Chosen annually, recipients are awarded a plaque, a travel stipend to attend the award ceremony, the opportunity to speak with current ECE students to discuss design work, all in addition to the opportunity to recognize the ECE professor or staff member who had the greatest impact on the recipient’s education.

ECE congratulations Fulton and Chappell for this much deserved honor.