OU-Tulsa is 2011 Graduate Program of Excellence

The International Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) has selected the University of Oklahoma – Tulsa Telecommunications Engineering program for its annual Graduate Program Excellence Award. The honor recognizes an ITERA member program for a variety of criteria, including a body of work over a time period, a unique program element, an unusual accomplishment or the program as a whole.

“The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa’s Telecommunications Engineering program does tremendous work with its magnificent set of laboratories, including the interoperability lab and wireless and electromagnetic testing lab,” said Dr. James Gantt, ITERA Board Chairman. “The involvement and interaction between the faculty and students reflects the success and excellence of the program.”

Pramode Verma, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of the Telecommunications program at OU-Tulsa, said he is proud to accept the award on behalf of the faculty, students and graduates. “We are honored to be recognized by ITERA and join the prestigious list of fine universities that are past winners. We will continue striving for distinction in preparing professionals for the competitive field of telecommunications, and reaffirm our commitment to the community in which we live and work.”

The University of Oklahoma College of Engineering is one of the few institutions in the United States that offers an advanced degree in telecommunications.

The University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center is home to all OU programs in Tulsa. Located at 41st and Yale, the campus expands educational, research and patient care programs for the community. OU-Tulsa offers six bachelor’s degree completion programs, 14 master’s degree programs, doctoral programs in medicine, physical therapy, education, engineering and pharmacy as well as nine residency programs in medicine. It is also home to the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine. The first of its kind in the nation, it was created with the explicit goal of improving the health of all Oklahoma communities.

For more information about OU-Tulsa, call 660-3318 or visit http://tulsa.ou.edu.

OU-Tulsa Press Release

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