Lingnan Song, a PhD student of Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii’s group, received the First Place in the 2017 Ernest K. Smith USNC-URSI Student Paper Competition Award for her paper entitled “Miniaturized Antenna System Designs and Characterizations for Wireless and Fully-Passive Brain Machine Interface,” presented at the USNC-URSI Conference, Boulder, Colorado, January 2017.

This conference is sponsored by the United States National Committee (USNC) for the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). The conference is also co-sponsored by The National Academies of Sciences-Engineering-Medicine and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and covers diverse topics of the ten commissions of URSI addressing all aspects of Radio Science.