Oakley Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Oakley Family of Quincy, Ill., set up this award in 1994 under the suggestion of Prof. Burks Oakley II, who at the time was the Undergraduate Adviser in the Department. In his position as adviser, Dr. Oakley came in contact with many outstanding undergraduate students that had been required to seek employment during their college career to help pay for their education. The Oakley family agreed that it would be good to establish an award to honor students that had shown outstanding academic merit and leadership while having to work to pay for their education.
This award was established to recognize and reward outstanding juniors in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department who have been active in outside activities while helping finance their education through employment during their college career.
- You must be a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- The award recipient shall have a high scholastic average.
- The award recipient shall be a junior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- The award recipient shall have contributed to financing his/her education through employment during school.
- The award recipient shall have participated in technical and professional societies as well as other campus and community activities.
The Oakley Award is one of four awards in the Department for Juniors. Applications for the award may be submitted online beginning in January of each year. The top candidates are interviewed by a faculty committee.
The recipient(s) will be recognized during an annual Student Awards Banquet. All student recipients are featured on the second floor of the ECE Building's Student Honors Wall.
Past Recipients of the Award
|1997-1998||Kevin R. King|
|1996-1997||David K. Eng|
|1995-1996||Jason J. Leung|
|1994-1995||Kevin D. Safford|