Two CoSE faculty members named Outstanding Public Service Award Recipients
Posted April 6, 2012
Two College of Science and Engineering faculty have received 2012 Outstanding Public Service Awards and were honored at a reception on April 12. Receiving 2012 Outstanding Public Service Awards are Linda DeVeaux, associate professor of biological sciences; and Eugene Stuffle, professor of electrical engineering.
Linda DeVeaux is an associate professor of cell biology. She earned a Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Virginia. As a postdoctoral researcher she identified the rec8 gene in fission yeast, which has proven to be extremely important in the study of recombination and the cell cycle. Her research at ISU focuses on the effects of radiation in unicellular organisms as well as microbial stress responses.
DeVeaux has organized several conferences, and served on the technical program committee of the Eighth International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications and Utilization of Accelerators in 2007.
Two years ago, DeVeaux helped create a Ph.D. program in microbiology. She has chaired the Microbiology Graduate Programs Committee since its inception.
DeVeaux has volunteered at local elementary schools for more than five years, and organizes the Idaho Science and Engineering Festival each year. This one-day festival is a satellite festival of a national, month-long festival, which culminates in a two-day Expo on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
Gene Stuffle, professor in the College of Science and Engineering, has worked at Idaho State University for 22 years. He has served as interim chair of electrical engineering, associate dean for undergraduate studies and interim chair of computer science during his time at the University.
Stuffle has authored more than 50 publications in the areas of computer-aided education and circuits and systems. He holds Professional Engineering Licensure in Idaho, Indiana and Michigan. He is currently serving as executive director of the Eastern Idaho Engineering Council, and has served as the ISU Student Branch organizer since its beginning in 1996. He serves as the executive director of the Idaho Academy of Science, and representative to the Idaho Space Grant Consortium. Stuffle is chair of the Idaho Council of Engineering Educators.
Stuffle's community volunteer work includes extensive support of the MATHCOUNTS program and of National Engineer's Week.