Ted Rappaport, N9NB, Named Recipient of IEEE Education Award

Ted Rappaport, N9NB, of New York City, has been named the recipient of the 2012 William E. Sayle Award for Achievement in Education, given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Education Society. The prestigious award is presented annually to an IEEE Education Society member who has made significant contributions in engineering education.

Rappaport, an ARRL Life Member, is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). According to the university, Rappaport was selected to receive the award “for his exceptional technical and varied contributions in the creation of research centers, educational books and software and for the creation of products in the wireless industry.”

“We take great pride in IEEE’s recognition of Professor Rappaport’s achievements, and we are honored to have him teaching and conducting research at NYU-Poly,” said NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin. “He has contributed greatly to engineering education, and he generously shares his scholarship and expertise with the young men and women studying at this Institution. He embodies the spirit of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship at NYU-Poly and is a leader in connecting NYU’s diverse scholarship, thereby broadening the experience of both students and his colleagues.”

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