UT-ECE alumnus (M.S. 1999, Ph.D. 2001) Dr. Clint Slatton, now a professor at the University of Florida, was named a 2006 winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE award is the highest honor bestowed by the US Government on outstanding scientists and engineers early in their careers. The title of his proposal was Prediction of Diffractive and Non-Diffractive Propagation in Forested Terrain by Combining Probabilistic and Physical Modeling. His PhD advisors at UT Austin were Prof. Brian Evans (ECE) and Prof. Melba Crawford (Mech. Eng.).