Dr. Patrick McGary Honored by IEEE

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 13, 2016) – Dr. Patrick McGary, engineering professor at Bob Jones University, was recently awarded the grade of Senior Member by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The Senior Member status is the highest professional grade of the IEEE and has only been given to 9% of IEEE members.

“Dr. McGary’s elevation to Senior Member is well deserved,” said Dr. Renae Wentworth, dean of BJU’s College of Arts and Science. “I’m pleased that his expertise in the fields of engineering and engineering education has been recognized by the IEEE in this way.”

McGary, a resident of Greenville, earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from BJU and a MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. Additionally, McGary is a registered Engineer-In-Training with the South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. He was instrumental in achieving ABET certification for BJU’s engineering program.

The IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence in the fields of engineering, computing and technology information. The IEEE publishes a third of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics and has more than 430,000 members in more than 160 countries. They have become a leading developer of international standards that underpin many of today’s telecommunications, information technology and power generation products and services.