Chair Baback Izadi (Electrical & Computer Engineering) was awarded the Region 1 Outstanding Support for the Mission of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Award by the Mid-Hudson Section of the IEEE for his dedicated service and leadership.
The award was presented during this year’s annual Mid-Hudson Section Dinner and Awards on Oct. 6, at Thayer Hotel, West Point. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Izadi had served as the section’s chair, vice-chair, and secretary. He is currently on the executive committee of the Mid-Hudson Section of the IEEE as well as serving as the chair of Section’s Computer Society.
Assistant Professor Aaron Haselton (Biology) and Eric Werner ’12 (Biology) attended the 59th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Reno, Nevada on Nov. 14 and presented a research poster titled “The repellency of pinenes against the house fly, Musca domestica.” Associate Professor Preeti Dhar (Chemistry) and Jacob Kuruvilla ’12 (Biology) also co-authored the poster that summarized findings from research into the effects of plant metabolites and their synthetic derivatives on insect behaviors.
A second poster authored by Assistant Professor Aaron Haselton and Jannett Dinsmore ’12g (Biology) titled “Diet and aggression in adult male Drosophila melanogaster” was also presented at the Reno conference. This poster detailed preliminary results from experiments investigating how high- and low-nutrient diets modulate resource driven male-male aggression in flies.
Assistant Professor Lisa A. Phillips (Communication & Media) has been awarded a writing residency at Yaddo, an artists’ colony in Saratoga Springs, in January 2012.