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WSU Power Professorship Program 50th Anniversary Celebration

Evening Banquet

Mani Venkatasubramanian speaking at podium at evening banquet. The evening festivities capped an excellent day of activities. Guests joined ESIC members, industry leaders, honorees, faculty, staff, students and colleagues at The Gladish Event Center for a banquet partially hosted by the WSU President’s Office and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Our evening program included Keynote Speakers: Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer – Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories; and Dennis Vermillion, President and CEO – Avista Corporation, who both spoke eloquently of the impact the power professorship has had on them, countless students, and the power industry. They were joined by President Kirk Schulz and Director Pande in expressing the importance of celebrating the success of this program and its role at WSU.

After presentations of plaques were made to our memorial honorees, members and lifelong contributors, Director Venkatasubramanian ended the evening with the hope that the Power Professorship Program and ESIC will be celebrating another milestone 100 years from now.


Evening Speakers and Awards

Speaker Presentation Video
Mani VenkatasubramanianWelcome
Partha PandeVCEA Welcome
Pres. Kirk Schulz and
Mani Venkatasubramanian
Memorials and Recognition of
life-long commitment and members
President Kirk SchulzRole of Power Program at WSU
Ed SchweitzerKeynote
Dennis VermillionKeynote
Mani VenkatasubramanianClosing Remarks

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Event space for evening banquet during presentation including many people seated at dinner tables. Four men standing behind one woman seated, posing for picture. Mani Venkatasubramanian and Kirk Schulz handing Anjan Bose an award at evening banquet.

Kirk Schulz behind podium speaking at evening banquet. Two men shaking hands in front of table and speaking to each other. Mani Venkatasubramanian and Kirk Schulz posing with woman receiving award.

Two women hugging at evening banquet.Man and woman talking to each other in front of stage at evening banquet.