Robert W. Brodersen, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' 1997 Solid-State Circuits Award.
Brodersen, who holds the John R. Whinnery Chair in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, is the principal investigator on the Infopad wireless computing project. He joined the faculty in 1976 and is well known for his early work in speech recognition.
Charles A. Desoer, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer sciences, has received the 1996 Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Mac Van Valkenburg Award. The CAS Society is a division of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
The award was presented to Desoer "for fundamental contributions in bringing depth and mathematical rigor to the analysis and design of circuits and systems, and for the profound influence that his work has had on the circuits and systems community."
Desoer, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, joined the faculty in 1958.
Egor P. Popov, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected a foreign member of the Ukrainian Academy of Construction for his contributions to the development of structural science and technology. Popov, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, joined the faculty in 1946.
Journalist and translator William Rodarmor has won the American Translators Association's top award for his translation of "Tamata and the Alliance" (Sheridan House), an autobiography by the French sailor Bernard Moitessier.
The $1,000 Lewis Galantiere award will be presented Oct. 31 at the association's 1996 conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Rodarmor is managing editor of California Monthly, the California Alumni Association's magazine. He has published eight French book translations and is working on three more.
Among his most recent translations are "The Last Giants," by Francois Place and "Savage Nights," by Cyril Collard.
The American Translators Association is the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the U.S., with nearly 6,000 members.
Susan L. Spencer, director of the Office of Environment Health and Safety, has been inducted as a charter member of the Council of Alumnae at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. The council helps women students and alumnae develop their leadership and professional skills. Spencer earned her bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Tech in 1979.
Robert L. Wiegel, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected an honorary member of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers.
Wiegel was cited for his "extraordinary services to the civil engineering profession as well as civil engineering technology." The award was presented in Tokyo at the society's annual convention.