Yujun Chen, senior ECE major, has been awarded a 2018 James S. Waters Creativity Award, which is given to an engineering undergraduate for unusual creativity in independent work.¬†She was nominated for her work in Research in Algorithms and Architectures for Wireless Communications Systems and Image Processing. She will receive her award at the annual Rice Engineering Alumni/School of Engineering picnic.¬†
James S. Waters received a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Rice Institute in 1917.¬†He joined the faculty and stayed with Rice for most of the rest of his life.¬†He served in the Air Corps from 1942 to 1946.¬†He retired in 1964 and passed away the same year.¬†He was on the Rice campus for 50 years, serving as the department chair for Electrical Engineering for 30 of those years.¬†The award named in his honor was created in 1968. ¬†
Congratulations to Yujun!