February 22, 2006

Doctoral student honored at conference

by K.C. Jaehnig

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Khadija J. Stewart, a doctoral student in electrical engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, was honored for creativity and scientific merit demonstrated in a poster on her research during the Indiana Women in Computing conference held Feb. 3-4 in Spencer, Ind. She received a copy of Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2006 software for her poster, titled “Efficient Encryption Module for Sensor Networks.”

Stewart, along with Associate Professor Frances J. Harackiewicz and senior Frances J. Jarrett, represented their department at the conference, which drew 127 women from a number of universities as well as representatives from businesses such as Google, Microsoft Corp. and Eli Lilly & Co.

Jarrett is the daughter of Lombard residents Billy F. and Patricia L. Jarrett (18 S. Chase Ave.).

Leading in research, scholarly and creative activities is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.