By John Gagnon, Michigan Tech Promotional Writer, Tech Today Editor
Posted May 24 on Michigan Tech News
HOUGHTON -- Martha Sloan, professor and associate chair of Michigan Tech's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has received Michigan Technological University's 2012 Distinguished Service Award.
Martha Sloan, professor and associate chair of Michigan Tech's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. (Photo courtesy Michigan Technological University)
She has been at Michigan Tech since 1969.
Sloan was cited for service and leadership in the University Senate, her department, the College of Engineering and, overall, the University.
Colleagues single her out for bringing international stature to Michigan Tech via work in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), where she served as president, the first woman to do so.
"She represents Michigan Tech to the world," says Associate Professor Mark Johnson, of the School of Technology.
As well, Sloan was saluted for mentoring female faculty and students. She evidenced "undying support and encouragement of mentoring before it was vogue," according to Professor Dana Johnson, of the School of Business and Economics. She says that Sloan is selfless and dedicated to "furthering careers other than her own."
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