Wright Named Dean of Carrell Family at UW College of Engineering and Physical Sciences | New


August 26, 2022

Cameron Wright

Cameron Wright, who has served as interim dean since 2019, has been named the Carrell Family Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Wyoming.

The action was approved earlier this month by the UW Board of Trustees.

“Dean Wright is a proven and strong leader for this important university college, and we are delighted that the trustees have agreed to remove the ‘acting’ tag from his title,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Kevin Carman. “He has been a significant positive force in the expansion and reorganization of the college so far, and we are confident that he will continue to fulfill that role in seeing the process through to completion in pursuit of the full level vision. 1 from UW. Engineering initiative. This process will be reinforced by synergies with the physical sciences and mathematics.

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences – formerly the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences – was renamed to more accurately reflect the outcome of UW’s academic restructuring. Typically, this involves revamping the College of Arts and Sciences and the former colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Engineering and Applied Sciences to better align the life and physical sciences and the humanities, social sciences and artistic. This involves the relocation of several university departments – some that have already taken place and others that will be completed within the next year.

The Carrell Family Dean was established last year with a $5 million gift from alumnus Lawrence “Larry” Carrell. This is the second appointed dean in the history of the university and aims to foster excellence and meet the critical needs and priorities of the college.

“I appreciate the support and confidence of the administration and the board,” says Wright, a professor of electrical and computer engineering. “We are on a very positive trajectory to continue and strengthen our efforts to provide an exceptional education to our students; engage in meaningful research; and render service to our State, our country and our professions.

Wright’s areas of expertise are image processing, signal processing, biomedical instrumentation, real-time embedded computing systems, and wireless and satellite communications. He is director of the Wyoming Information, Signal Processing and Robotics Laboratory.

In addition to his outstanding research record, Wright has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education; National Society of Professional Engineers; International Society of Optical Engineering; Biomedical Engineering Society; and the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium Board of Directors.

Wright holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas-Austin, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University. He served 30 years in the United States Army, enlisting in the Navy at age 17 and retiring as an Air Force lieutenant colonel in 2003.


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