The IMPACT Award for Excellence in Science and Technology has been presented to Surendra Singh, professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Tulsa, by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).
The center recognizes Singh’s efforts to generate new knowledge, introduce mechanisms into the marketplace, support an entrepreneurial culture and enhance a technically skilled workforce. Singh is a long-time advocate of collaboration between TU and industry through valuable student internships.
“This is a high honor and one that recognizes Dr. Singh’s significant accomplishments in building partnerships and entrepreneurial capacity while expanding research in our state,” said TU President Steadman Upham. “The award is also a wonderful testament to his commitment and skill as a mentor and educator.”
The Impact Award provides science and technology practitioners and policymakers with examples of successful programs implemented by OCAST funding beneficiaries. The center works closely with Singh and TU’s College of Engineering and Natural Sciences to grow and strengthen Oklahoma’s economy and technical workforce. Since 2003, Singh has assisted in obtaining $2.8 million in funding from OCAST for the student intern program.