Rappaport wins Terman award
Theodore S. Rappaport, Ph.D., will receive the 2002 Frederick Emmons Terman Award of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education on Nov. 7 at the Frontiers in Education Conference in Boston.
Rappaport is a professor at the University of Texas and is chairman of Wireless Valley Communications, both in Austin. The Terman award, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, is given to “an outstanding young electrical engineering educator in recognition of the educator’s contributions to the profession,” the citation reads.
Rappaport has authored, co-authored or co-edited 15 books in the wireless field, including Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice, which is in use at more than 100 universities and many companies. He founded and directed a wireless research and educational group, the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg.
Since moving to Austin this year, Rappaport has founded a new wireless program, the Wireless Networking and Communications Group, at the University of Texas.
“In what has only been a few months, we now have a critical mass of faculty and students, and it’s just the beginning,” Rappaport said.
Rappaport is a Fellow of the Radio Club of America, New York, and as a college student, he received a scholarship from the club.