We are pleased to announce the Gerald T. Heydt Festschrift Symposium on Sunday, October 13, on the ASU Tempe campus. This daylong event will honor Professor Heydt’s five decades of contributions in power engineering research and education and features internationally recognized industry and academic speakers.
Gerald Heydt is a world-renowned academic whose seminal work in power engineering has shaped the power industry, academic research and generations of students in the field. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, an IEEE Life Fellow, the 2010 IEEE Richard Harold Kauffman Awardee and the 1995 IEEE Outstanding Power Engineering Educator. Beyond these awards, Gerald is also an author or co-author of 150 journal articles and 200 conference presentations on power engineering. He has held leadership positions in two important National Science Foundation centers for power engineering, the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) and the Future Renewable Electric Energy Distribution Management Center (FREEDM).
In honor of Jerry’s 70th birthday, please join us for a Festschrift on Sunday, October 13, 2013. I encourage you to sign up early for the symposium. The $130 registration cost includes breakfast, conference breaks, lunch and dinner on the day of the symposium.
In order to continue Jerry’s legacy of mentoring students, ASU will be establishing a graduate scholarship in his name, the Dr. Gerald T. Heydt Scholarship in Power Systems Engineering. Donors of $1,000 and more will be recognized at the symposium.
Additional information and registration can be found at engineering.asu.edu/heydt.
We hope to see you there.
Director, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering