Posted June 15, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Father's Day Council of Atlanta has selected Robert (Bob) Stargel, Jr. (BEE '83) as one of four recipients of the 2012 Father of the Year Award. Selected for being an outstanding businessman, a leader in the community, and a great father, Mr. Stargel and his co-recipients were honored at the Intercontinental Buckhead on June 14. The dinner is a benefit for the American Diabetes Association and its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Mr. Stargel is the vice president of Global Nonwovens at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. In his role, he oversees the development, commercialization, and supply of materials used to support Kimberly-Clark's branded personal health and hygiene products. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Stargel is on the board of the Peachtree Regional FIRST Robotics Division, the finance committee for the Georgia Council of Economics Education, and the advisory boards for the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering program and the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is also on the executive committee of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. He is married to Jocelyn (Cooper) Stargel, who is also a graduate of Georgia Tech.
Since 1999, the American Diabetes Association has partnered with the National Father's Day Council to host the Father of the Year Awards dinner. Each year, these two organizations recognize numerous men from across the nation for the outstanding strength, commitment, and love that they exhibit as fathers. These men have not only attained success in their chosen field or endeavor, but also teach their children well and serve as good citizens and members of the community.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.