Kansas State University's Stephen Dyer, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Instrumentation and Measurement Society Career Excellence Award.
The award is given to recognize a lifetime career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution by an individual in the field of instrumentation and measurement. The honor is the highest of four awards given annually by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, Instrumentation and Measurement Society. It includes a $5,000 stipend and a $1,000 travel grant to cover expenses incurred in traveling to the awards ceremony.
"I certainly feel very honored," Dyer said. "There have been some prior awardees I have looked up to, so it's certainly an honor to now be amongst them."
Dyer was recognized for a career dedicated to education in science and engineering; for research contributions in instrumentation and Hadamard-transform spectrometry; and for outstanding contributions to the Instrumentation and Measurement Society, including service as editor-in-chief of the society's research journal Transactions, as founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine and as a three-time president of the society.
This year's award was given at the 2010 awards luncheon May 5, which was in conjunction with the 2010 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference in Austin, Texas.
Dyer earned a bachelor's in physics, master's in electrical engineering, and doctorate in engineering, all from K-State. He has taught physics, mathematics and electrical and computer engineering at several universities. He also has taught courses in entrepreneurship and segments of courses in physiology, flight dynamics and creative problem solving, among others. He joined K-State as an assistant professor in 1983, and served from 1987-89 as associate head of the department of electrical and computer engineering. He was promoted to professor in 1989.
The IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society is an international organization dedicated to the development and use of electrical and electronic instruments and equipment to measure, monitor and/or record physical phenomena.