University of Vermont

Professional News: September 19, 2012

Awards and Honors

The Vermont Women in Higher Education has presented awards to women who exemplify excellence in their roles in higher education. The 2012 winners include two UVM affiliates: Britten E. Chase, fellowships adviser in the Honors College, is winner of the Peggy R. Williams Emerging Professional Award, presented to a woman who is in the early stages of her career, demonstrates excellence in her contributions to students, colleagues, and/or her institution, and shows promise and potential for future contributions. Biology professor Lori Stevens is the winner of the Jackie M. Gribbons Leadership Award, presented to a woman who has demonstrated leadership ability, served as a model and mentor, developed innovative programs, and contributed significantly to the institution and profession.

A paper by Tian Xia, associate professor in the School of Engineering, and Bo Jiang, doctoral student, titled, "ADPLL Variables Determinations based on Phase Noise, Spur and Locking Time,” received Best Paper Award at The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International System on Chip Conference held Sept. 12-14, 2012 in Niagara Falls, N.Y.