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1999 Engineering Hall of Fame

Stephen Oswald Rice
BSEE 1929 - EECS

Stephen Rice was born in Shedd, near Corvallis, in 1907. He helped pioneer techniques of modulation to solve problems of noise and channel interference and, in consequence, became a national authority on radio wave propagation and transmission. After graduation from OSC he joined Bell Labs in New Jersey in 1930. Later he did postgraduate research at both CalTech and Columbia University and served as a visiting lecturer at Harvard. He became head of Bell Labs Communication Analysis Research Department in 1967. Stephen Rice received many awards during his career, including IEEE's Mervin J. Kelly award in 1965. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate from OSU in 1961 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1977. Dr. Rice passed in 1986.


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