Steven ShapardanisSeptember 23, 2013 - CMU senior and electrical engineering major Steven Shapardanis recently received an NSF Bioelectronics Student Travel Award for the 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Sensors Conference, one of the biggest and most prestigious international conferences in the field of sensors.

Written under the research guidance of assistant professor of electrical engineering, Tolga Kaya, Steve is the primary author of a conference paper, "Design and Implementation of Collagen-Based Capacitive Relative Humidity Sensors," and has also been selected to present in a lecture session at the conference, scheduled for November 3-6 in Baltimore, Md.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Bioelectronics Student Travel Award is  given to only twenty students internationally and covers some additional tutorial session registrations and lodging expenses.

The IEEE Sensors Conference is a forum for presentation, discussion and exchange of state-of-the-art information including the latest research and development in sensors and their related fields. It brings together researchers, developers and practitioners from diverse fields including international scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes and companies to present and discuss the latest results in the general field of sensors.​