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Feiyu Wang ’01 (Shanghai, China) recently presented research to an audience of about 100 people from academia and industry at the 2001 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) MTT-S International Microwave Symposium in Phoenix, Ariz.

Wang co-authored a paper with William Jemison, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and J.C.M. Hwang, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Lehigh University, entitled “A GaAs MESFET Transient Model Capable of Predicting Trap-Induced Memory Effects Under Complex Digital Modulation,” which was published in the symposium digest.

“Mr. Wang did an excellent job of presenting our work and fielding questions after his talk,” says Jemison. “My colleagues were noticeably impressed that he was an undergraduate. Moreover, none could recall an undergraduate presenting at this conference.” Of the 143 student papers presented at the conference, most were by Ph.D. candidates, he adds.

Wang’s attendance at the conference was supported by the IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate Scholarship he received last year, which is given to outstanding graduates to encourage them to pursue careers in microwave engineering.

“Professor Wayne Shiroma, coordinator for the IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate Scholarship Program, indicated to me privately and to the MTT-S Administrative Committee publicly that Mr. Wang has set the standard for desired outcomes from the scholarship awardees,” notes Jemison.

Wang will enter the Ph.D. program in microwave technology at the California Institute of Technology this fall. He graduated Lafayette summa cum laude with degrees in electrical engineering (with honors) and economics and business. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Pi Mu Epsilon, and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Wang received the Benjamin F. Barge Mathematical Prize and the Finley W. and Ethelwyne H. Smith Electronic Engineering prize.

With over 8,000 attendees this year, the International Microwave Symposium is the premier conference in the microwave field. This year it was held May 20-25 at the Phoenix Civic Plaza.

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