WIMS Center Celebrates 10 Years, and Looks to the Future   Bookmark and Share

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The NSF Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems celebrated 10 years of innovation in the realm of wireless integrated microsystems, which has impacted health care, environmental monitoring, and national security. The Center, which has spawned 11 startup companies, will expand its industrial program as it moves into its next phase of existence as an Institute.

The event was marked by a day-long meeting, May 18, 2010, that highlighted the remarkable accomplishments of the Center, while laying out its future.

The morning included a retrospective called A 10-Year Fantastic Voyage that described the key research, educational impact, tech transfer accomplishments, and partnerships formed during the past decade. Click on the image below to view a PDF of the entire presentation:

A Ten Year Fantastic Voyage

Morning and afternoon talks sandwiched a buffet lunch giving participants the opportunity to view WIMS research posters in the EECS atrium:

At the end of the day, The College of Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science hosted a celebratory Grand Opening ceremony of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, a key resource for the research conducted in the WIMS Center.

Prof. Ken Wise
Director of WIMS

David C. Munson, Jr.
Dean, College of Engineering
Marcia Higgins (Ann Arbor City Council), Andy LeBarre (office of Congressman John Dingell), Liz Brater (Michigan State Senator), David C. Munson, Jr. (Dean, College of Engineering), Ken Graham, Ken Wise (Director, WIMS), Dennis Grimard (LNF Lab Director)

The day ended with a wonderful dinner at the Gerald R. Ford Library on North Campus, where the leadership, NSF team, industrial affiliates, and staff were thanked for their tremendous efforts over the past decade to make this Center a fantastic success story.

Prof. Ken Wise, Director of WIMS
Prof. Khalil Najafi, former Deputy Director of WIMS, Chair of ECE

Great company, excellent food, good times!

Special appreciation for Karen Richardson (Administrative Director) and Barb Rice (Financial Director) of WIMS

Hooray! We graduated!


Posted: May 20, 2010 by
Catharine June
EECS/ECE Communications Coordinator or 734-936-2965