On November 16, SCET founder and chief scientist Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu was honored with the 2018 IEEE Major Education Innovation Award by the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) for his contributions in entrepreneurship pedagogy and innovative teaching methods.

“I’d like to express my thanks to IEEE for continuing to be a home for my professional work for over three decades,” said Sidhu, “This is a much appreciated recognition for work that has ranged widely in breadth and depth starting from network communications and eventually veering into psychological behavior development intersected with systems engineering as it has now been applied to technology entrepreneurship, innovation leadership, and even data sciences.”

Ikhlaq Sidhu receives 2018 IEEE Major Education Innovation Award, presented by Vice President, Educational Activities Chair, Witold Kinsner and Awards & Recognition Chair, Lorena Garcia

Previous winners of the award include Rao Tummala, Endowed Chair Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and in Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech who developed System on Chip Packaging, Vincent Poor, the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton for seminal work in smart energy grids, Karen Panetta, Dean for Graduate Education, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the director of the Simulation Research Laboratory at Tufts University who also created the International Nerd Girls Program, a socially minded engineering leader, and John Booske, Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin for his contribution as a researcher and author of a leading text book in Microwave Electronics, as well as many other educational innovators.

You can learn more about Sidhu’s innovative approach to entrepreneurship and innovation education here.