July - December, 2007 Archived ECE News Articles and Awards
Your Way to a Green Christmas
Russell Dupuis describes light emitting diode technology during an 11 Alive newscast aired on December 7, 2007. (December 10, 2007)
Performance Transistors Created with Carbon 60
Using room-temperature processing, ECE Professor Bernard Kippelen and his research group have fabricated high-performance field effect transistors with thin films of Carbon 60, also known as fullerene. The ability to produce devices with such performance with an organic semiconductor represents another milestone toward practical applications for large area, low-cost electronic circuits on flexible organic substrates.
The new devices could encourage more designers to begin working on such circuitry for displays, active electronic billboards, RFID tags, and other applications that use flexible substrates. (November 27, 2007)
Three ECE Faculty Members Elected as IEEE Fellows
ECE Professors Steve Kenney, Vijay Madisetti, and Waymond Scott have been elected to the 2008 class of IEEE Fellows, effective January 1, 2008.
In addition, an ECE adjunct faculty member, Bill Melvin, director of the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory in GTRI, was also elected as a Fellow. ECE Professor Emeritus Teddy Püttgen, now with Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, was also elected to IEEE Fellow status.
Citations of our newest IEEE Fellows are as follows:
Steve Kenney - for contributions to microwave power amplifier design, characterization, and linearization
Vijay Madisetti - for contributions to embedded computing systems
Waymond Scott - for contributions to the detection of buried objects using ground penetrating radar
Bill Melvin - for contributions to adaptive signal processing methods in radar systems
Teddy Püttgen - for contributions to international engineering
education and electric power research development
(November 20, 2007)
Gordon Stuber Earns WTC Service Honor
Gordon Stuber will receive a special recognition award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Wireless Communications (WTC) at IEEE Globecom. The event takes place November 26-30.
This honor recognizes Dr. Stuber's contributions in wireless and mobile communications theory, systems, and networks. It also pays tribute to his service to the wireless community, the IEEE Communications Society, and the IEEE as a whole over many years. (November 15, 2007)
Antidio Viguria Takes First Place at SAIC Paper Competition
Antidio Viguria received a first place award for his paper, "An Integrated Task Allocation Approach for Multi-Robot Navigation in Realistic Scenarios," in the Georgia Tech Student Paper Competition. The event, sponsored by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), recognizes technical excellence at Georgia Tech and fosters the development of closer ties between SAIC and the university. Antidio received this award on November 14 at an awards banquet held at 103 West in Atlanta.
A master's student in the Human-Automation Systems Lab, Antidio is advised by Ayanna Howard, his co-author on the paper. His research focuses on developing distributed algorithms for sensor/task allocation that solves the Initial Formation Problem within the multi-robot domain. The focus of the paper is on integrating a multi-robot architecture that couples the task allocation behavior with a path planning and navigation module. Analysis of the efficiency of the task allocation methodology is provided that compares results from a realistic scenario that simulates achieving multiple science measurements within an Arctic terrain environment. (November 15, 2007)
Tentzeris' Group Wins Top Poster Honor at ISAP 2007
Manos Tentzeris and his graduate students Anya Traille, Li Yang, and Amin Rida received a Best Poster Award at the 2007 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, held in Niigata, Japan in late August 2007. This conference is the most significant Asian symposium on antennas and propagation.
Their award-winning paper, "Inkjet-Printed Antennas on Paper: Are They the Ultimate Solution for UHF Ubiquitous Cognitive-Intelligence RFID-Enabled Applications," focuses on the group's research on environmentally-friendly, paper-based printed electronics for RFID and sensing applications. For the first time, Dr. Tentzeris' group presented the development of a fully-integrated multilayer RF module on paper with global operability and capability of an easy integration of temperature, bio, or chemical sensors that allows for true cognitive intelligence and deployment of ubiquitous ad-hoc sensor networks. (November 15, 2007)
Rob Butera Named Fellow of AIMBE
Rob Butera has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, an umbrella group of 14 bio/biomedical engineering societies. Dr. Butera will be officially inducted as an AIMBE Fellow at the group's 17th annual event, The Global Impact of Medical and Biological Engineering, on February 20-22, 2008.
Election to AIMBE Fellow status recognizes exceptional contributions to medical and biological engineering and is reserved for professionals considered among the top two percent of the medical and biological engineering community comprising AIMBE. (November 12, 2007)
EE Alumnus Receives SWE Rodney D.
Chipp Memorial Award (pdf)
Robert N. Stargel, a BEE graduate of Georgia Tech, was a co-recipient of the 2007 Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). An executive at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Mr. Stargel received this honor for his work in advancing women into both technical and managerial leadership positions and mentoring the company's next generation of engineering leaders. (November 7, 2007)
and Georgia Tech Planning 4G Services Center of Excellence
Alcatel-Lucent and the Georgia Institute of Technology have announced that they are in negotiations to establish the Alcatel-Lucent Center of Excellence for ultra-high bandwidth services to jointly develop augmented reality applications and massive multiplayer online games for mobile devices. The announcement was made on October 24 at the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment trade show and exhibition in San Francisco.
The joint work would focus on augmented reality, which is the addition of computer-generated graphics to a real scene, as well as multiplayer online gaming and television-gaming convergence. The Alcatel-Lucent and Georgia Tech partnership would be one of the first under the new University Innovations Program that Alcatel-Lucent is forming. Both parties intend to have prototype applications and a “test bed” in place by the end of 2008. (November 7, 2007)
Moore Receives 2006 PECASE Award
Elliot Moore has been named a recipient of the 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award, the Nation’s highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent scientific research careers. Fifty-eight researchers were recognized on Thursday, November 1 in a ceremony presided over by John H. Marburger III, science advisor to the President and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
PECASE, established in 1996, honors the most promising researchers in the Nation within their fields. Nine federal departments and agencies annually nominate scientists and engineers who are at the start of their independent careers and whose work shows exceptional promise for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Dr. Moore was nominated for his research entitled "Extraction and Integration of Voice Source Features into the Acoustical Analysis of Spoken Affect," which was chosen for an NSF CAREER Award. This work focuses on developing new techniques for extracting and integrating features of a voice source into assessing speaker affect/attitude. (November 5, 2007)
Ajit Sharma Wins Best Student Paper Award at IEEE Sensors Conference
Ajit Sharma won the Best Student Paper Award at the 2007 IEEE Sensors Conference, held in Atlanta from October 28-31. Mr. Sharma received this first place honor for his paper entitled "A Smart Angular Rate Sensor System."
During his Ph.D. work, Ajit implemented a novel tuning algorithm in CMOS to maximize the performance of a MEMS tuning fork gyroscope interfaced with a CMOS chip. This resulted in an electronically reconfigurable "smart" silicon microgyro with bias stability as low as 0.1º/hr, the lowest recorded to date for a silicon MEMS gyro. For a long time, resonating silicon gyroscopes have struggled to reach such high level of accuracy. Such a microsystem can be used in low-power motion sensing and analysis, GPS-augmented navigation, and gyrocompassing.
A very recent ECE Ph.D. graduate now working at Texas Instruments, Ajit was advised by Farrokh Ayazi in the Integrated MEMS Lab. Dr. Ayazi and Mohammed Faisal Zaman, a current Ph.D. student, were co-authors on the paper. (November 5, 2007)
Xueliang Huo Wins Best Poster Award at 2007 IEEE Sensors Conference
Xueliang Huo won the Best Poster Award at the 2007 IEEE Sensors Conference, held in Atlanta October 28-31. Mr. Huo received this top award for his paper titled "Using Magneto-Inductive Sensors to Detect Tongue Position in a Wireless Assistive Technology for People with Severe Disabilities." These sensors could be incorporated into either a wireless headset or mouthpiece and would allow a quadriplegic to operate doors, computers, telephones, and motorized wheelchairs, just by moving his tongue.
A Ph.D. student in the GT-Bionics Lab, Xueliang is advised by Maysam Ghovanloo. Dr. Ghovanloo was a co-author on the paper, along with Jia Wang, an M.S. student at North Carolina State University. (November 5, 2007)
McLaughlin Named Vice Provost for International Intiatives
As the Institute continues on its ambitious plan for a "global Tech," the Office of the Provost has named ECE Professor Steven W. McLaughlin as its first vice provost for international initiatives.
Within the Office of the Provost, Dr. McLaughlin will oversee Tech’s satellite campuses, study abroad programs, and its international student and faculty exchange programs. During a public presentation in August, McLaughlin outlined his perspective on and vision for Tech’s global initiatives. First and foremost, he said, these programs are essential ingredients in making both its students and faculty more competitive in the so-called “flat world” of globalization.
"If we accept the flattened world proposition, then it comes down to preparing individuals — not only to compete against others but also to work together — and I think that’s what Tech’s international programs are all about," Dr. McLaughlin. (November 1, 2007)
Gary May Inducted into NCCE Co-op Hall of Fame
Gary May, the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of ECE, has been inducted into the 2007-08 class of the National Commission for Cooperative Education Co-op Hall of Fame. Established in 2001, the NCCE Hall of Fame recognizes and acknowledges outstanding cooperative education graduates. Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough, along with 15 other university presidents, nominated 36 outstanding candidates to the NCCE Co-op Hall of Fame, and Dr. May, a 1985 BEE graduate of Georgia Tech, is among this distinguished group.
Since 1962, the NCCE has advanced cooperative education through educational forums and conferences addressing the needs of industry and university executives. According to NCCE President Paul J. Stonely, the Hall of Fame has helped the NCCE to increase student interest in the vast opportunities available through the co-op programs at Georgia Tech and other prominent co-op colleges and universities. (October 24, 2007)
Research Spotlight: An Achiever Against All Odds
NSBE member Cleon Davis, 34, is basking in the glow of achievement. People who know him now might think it's because he has earned four academic degrees: a bachelor's and master's in electrical engineering from Florida A&M University and a master's and doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech. Others may think it's because he is soon to begin work with the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. (October 24, 2007)
Robots Help Clean, Even Spy
Ayanna Howard, an ECE associate professor, feels that iRobot has been successful by selling very specialized devices instead of "coming up with one robot that can do everything." She is specializing in human-robot interactions at home. (Source: ajc.com) (October 9, 2007)
Tech Receives $13 Million from Agilent to Establish New Center
Georgia Tech has announced an agreement with Agilent Technologies Inc. to supply its electronic design automation (EDA) software, support, and training to a new center at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) in Atlanta. This donation, valued at just over $13 million, is one of the largest that Agilent has made to a single university.
The new, dedicated Agilent EDA Simulation Center will provide radio frequency (RF) and microwave system and circuit design instruction and additional software design capabilities to Georgia Tech students, and will provide licenses at no cost or at greatly discounted rates to start-ups in wireless communications design at GEDC. (October 5, 2007)
ECE Alumnus Wins Student Paper Award
Jon Comeau, a 2006 Ph.D. graduate advised by Byers Professor John Cressler, received a best student paper award at the 2007 IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting. The meeting was held in Boston from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.
The title of Dr. Comeau’s winning paper is “A Monolithic 5-Bit SiGe BiCMOS Receiver for X-Band Phased-Array Radar Systems.” M. A. Morton, W.-M. L. Kuo, T. Thrivikraman, J. M. Andrews, C. M. Grens, J. D. Cressler, J. Papapolymerou, and M. Mitchell are his co-authors.
Dr. Comeau’s research is on developing silicon-germanium (SiGe) integrated circuit technology for monolithic (single-chip) transmit/receive (T/R) modules for next-generation X-band (8-12 GHz) phased-array radar systems for both Department of Defense and commercial applications. This work is funded by the Missile Defense Agency and is a collaborative effort with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, specifically with Mark Mitchell, principal research engineer. (October 4, 2007)
Photovoltaics: Using Carbon (and the Sun) to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Solar radiation already plays an important role in energy production. For instance, it is central to photosynthesis, which is necessary for the production of biofuel from plants. It can also be used in solar thermal systems, where radiation is converted into thermal energy. Photovoltaic (PV) technologies are those that directly convert sunlight or optical power into electrical power. This article explores photovoltaic systems, with an emphasis on organic photovoltaics, which are based on organic thin films. (Cover story for October 2007 issue of Optics and Photonics News) (October 3, 2007)
Paul Voss Named to Paris Professorship
Paul L. Voss has been named to the Demetrius T. Paris Junior Professorship in ECE, effective immediately. An assistant professor specializing in optics and photonics at the Georgia Tech Lorraine campus, Dr. Voss is the third ECE faculty member to hold this position. Previous holders of this professorship include Linda Wills and Aaron Lanterman.
This professorship was created by the ECE Advisory Board to commemorate the outstanding service of the late Demetrius Paris to the School and to Georgia Tech. The professorship provides seed monies to encourage innovation and educational and research program development for a junior faculty member. (October 3, 2007)
Ferri to Receive IEEE Education Society Honor
Bonnie Heck Ferri, professor and associate chair for ECE graduate affairs, has been named the recipient of the IEEE Education Society's 2007 Hewlett Packard/Harriet B. Rigas Award. This award recognizes outstanding faculty women who have made significant contributions to electrical/computer engineering education through excellence in teaching, encouraging, and supporting increased participation of women in both fields; demonstrated scholarship/research; development of educational technology which enhances student learning; and/or service to the engineering profession. She will be presented with this award at the 2007 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, to be held in October in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (October 1, 2007)
Hears Cancer's Call
ECE graduate students have invented a pinpoint-size sensor that hears the song sung by cancer-linked molecules dancing in a drop of blood serum.
They call the device the ACuRay chip – an array of electrodes deposited on a thin film. The array hums at a specific pitch when an electric current is applied. This technology is not new. A quartz watch works on the same principles. What is new is the brainstorm of graduate students Anthony Dickherber and Christopher Corso. Working with research advisor William D. Hunt, the students stuck man-made antibodies on the device's tiny electrodes. (September 28, 2007)
Chatterjee's Group Win Technical Award
Abhijit Chatterjee and his students are the inaugural recipients of the 2007 Margarida Jacome Award from the UC-Berkeley Gigascale Research Center (GSRC). They were honored for their work on "VIZOR: Virtually Zero Margin RF," which they presented at the MARCO-GSRC Annual Symposium held in San Jose, Calif. on September 20-21. The students involved from Chat's group are Raj Senguttuvan, S. Sen, and V. Natarajan. (September 28, 2007)
Measures Water and Air Pollutants
ECE Associate Professor Oliver Brand and his colleagues in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry have developed a miniature sensor that uses polymer membranes deposited on a tiny silicon disk to measure pollutants present in aqueous or gaseous environments. An array of these sensors with different surface coatings could be used during field-testing to rapidly detect many different chemicals.
Since this new sensor allows water and air samples to be analyzed in the field, it is an improvement over classical techniques that require samples be carried back to the laboratory for analysis. This research, funded by the National Science Foundation, was presented on August 20 at the American Chemical Society’s 234th National Meeting. (September 21, 2007)
Anuj Madan Earns IEEE EDS Fellowship
Anuj Madan, an M.S. student advised by John D. Cressler, has received a 2007 IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Master's Student Fellowship Award. Mr. Madan's research is in the physics of silicon-based heterostructure field effect transistors, including both strained silicon CMOS and SiGe MODFETs. A member of the SiGE Devices and Circuits Group, he will pursue a Ph.D. following the completion of his M.S. degree. (September 21, 2007)
Sivakumar's Group Wins Best Paper Honors
Raghupathy Sivakumar and his students received a best paper award in the Internet track of the IEEE Broadnets 2007 Conference, held September 10-14 in Raleigh, N.C.
The title of Siva's winning paper is "Client-side Web Acceleration for Low-bandwidth Hosts," and his co-authors are T-Y. Chang, Z. Zhuang, and A. Velayutham. The paper presents an unique approach to accelerate the web browsing experience on low-bandwidth hosts using user-aware prioritization of fetched web objects. What is particularly notable about these findings is that the solution requires changes only to the client-side, and the web server remains unchanged. (September 21, 2007)
Allen Named Senior Vice Provost for Research and Innovation
Georgia Tech’s Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has named Mark Allen the new senior vice provost for Research and Innovation.
Dr. Allen was selected from four finalists and comes to the provost’s office after serving as Regent’s Professor and J.M. Pettit Professor in Microelectronics in the School of ECE and the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He is also co-founder of CardioMEMS, a successful biotechnology start-up company that produces innovative cardiovascular sensors based on MEMS technology he developed. (August 20, 2007)
Tech, Computer Engineering Receive Highest U.S. News Rankings
The U.S. News & World Report 2008 Best Colleges Issue, which includes undergraduate engineering program rankings, has now been published. The results are terrific ways for both ECE and Georgia Tech to start the fall semester, with computer engineering placing sixth, advancing to its highest placement ever in the U.S. News undergraduate engineering rankings. Electrical engineering remains strong and steadfast, maintaining its sixth place position from last year, and Tech’s College of Engineering moved up a notch to fifth. Georgia Tech placed seventh among public universities.
"Our success in ECE can be attributed to continually recruiting and retaining the finest faculty and students that are supported by an excellent group of research and administrative staff," said Gary S. May, Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of ECE. "While these sorts of rankings mean different things to different people, we can all be very proud of our accomplishments and the high esteem in which our peers hold us." (August 20, 2007)
Grant Boosts Work on Small-Scale Systems
Researchers at Georgia Tech have received a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) award to participate in a multi-university research center that will develop a computer-aided design (CAD) environment for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS).
Georgia Tech’s share of the research will be conducted by a team associated with the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) that is led by John Papapolymerou. The research will seek to develop CAD systems that are based on physical models and therefore can conclusively predict the behavior of MEMS devices. Eventually engineers developing systems with MEMS devices could use a simple drag-and-drop interface to simulate not only the electrical effects of MEMS usage, but also thermal, mechanical, and reliability aspects as well. (August 20, 2007)
Tech Sting Racing Team Selected as Semi-Finalist
The Georgia Tech Sting Racing team competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Urban Challenge passed its site visit and is one of 36 teams judged technologically capable of competing in the final round. The team’s autonomous vehicle, Sting 1, successfully completed all four tests during its capabilities evaluation on June 18, taking it into the next stage in this two-year competition among leading research and technology universities in the United States.
Led by College of Computing (CoC) Professors Henrik I. Christensen and Tucker Balch, Sting Racing is a joint collaboration between CoC, College of Engineering, the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and SAIC. ECE participants include Magnus Egerstedt (software lead), Thomas R. Collins (electronics lead), and David Wooden (software integration lead).
DARPA uses the site visit evaluation to select the competition’s semi-finalists - the top 36 teams that will participate in the National Qualification Event (NQE), an exercise to demonstrate the safety of the vehicles on October 21-31. The Urban Challenge, set for November 3, 2007, will feature autonomous ground vehicles executing simulated military supply missions safely and effectively in a mock urban area. DARPA will award $2 million, $1 million and $500,000 awards to the top three finishers that complete the course within the six-hour time limit. (August 20, 2007)
Rincon-Mora Receives IEEE-CASS Award
Gabriel Rincon-Mora received a special service award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society during the 50th anniversary of the Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2007, held August 5-8 in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Rincon-Mora received this honor for his service and contributions to the conference as technical program chair; this marked the second year in a row that he served the conference in that capacity. (August 20, 2007)
Shalini Gupta Wins Award from ICYS-ICMR Summer School
Shalini Gupta, a graduate student from Ian Ferguson's research group, won a Best Paper/Presentation Award at the NSF-sponsored International Center for Young Scientists-International Center for Materials Research (ICYS-ICMR) Summer School on Nanomaterials. This activity was held at the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan from July 23-28.
The title of Ms. Gupta's talk was "MOCVD Growth and Transition Metal Doping of GaN Nanostructures" and was coauthored with Hun Kang, Matt Kane, and Dr. Ferguson. (August 20, 2007)
Swaminathan Group to Receive Technical Excellence Award
Madhavan Swaminathan and his students, Rohan Madrekar, Jinwoo Choi, and Krishna Srinivasan, have been chosen for the 2007 Technical Excellence Award given by the Semiconductor Research Corporation and the Global Research Corporation. They will be recognized for their work entitled "Modeling and Co-Simulation of Power Distribution Networks for Digital and Mixed Signal Systems" at TECHCON 2007, to be held September 10-12 in Austin, Tex. (August 20, 2007)
Research Boosts Wireless Data Transfer
New research at Georgia Tech could soon make that tangle of wires under desks and in data centers a thing of the past. Scientists at the Georgia Electronic Design Center are investigating the use of extremely high radio frequencies (RF) to achieve broad bandwidth and high data transmission rates over short distances.
Within three years, this “multi-gigabit wireless” approach could result in a bevy of personal area network (PAN) applications, including next generation home multimedia and wireless data connections able to transfer an entire DVD in seconds. (July 23, 2007)
Memoriam: John Pippin, ECE Alumnus and Founder of Atlanta Area High
ECE extends its deepest condolences to the family of John Pippin, one of Georgia's leading technology visionaries, an early pioneer of the state's electronics industry, and a dedicated Georgia Tech electrical engineering alumnus. Dr. Pippin died after a prolonged illness on July 13 at the age of 79. Funeral services were held July 17, 2007 at Norcross First United Methodist Church.
Dr. Pippin was the retired founder, chairman, president, and CEO of EMS Technologies, Inc. (formerly Electromagnetic Sciences, Inc.), based in Technology Park in Norcross. He received his B.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from Georgia Tech in 1951 and 1953, respectively, and later went on to earn his Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University in 1958. He was exceptionally generous to Georgia Tech, and to ECE in particular, establishing two faculty chair positions in 1998-the John Pippin Chair in Electromagnetics, held by Glenn Smith, and the John Pippin Chair in Wireless Systems, held by Nikil Jayant. (July 17, 2007)
Top Producer of African-American Engineers
Georgia Tech is the top overall producer of African-American engineers in the United States, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine’s annual college rankings report.
For the 2005-2006 academic year, Georgia Tech was ranked No. 1 in undergraduate degrees in engineering awarded to African-American students with 120 degrees, up from 117 during the 2004-2005 academic year.
“These rankings are a truly meaningful measurement of Georgia Tech’s continued efforts to create an educational environment where minority students can thrive,” said Gary May, Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of ECE. “Georgia Tech’s performance over the past decade in producing African-American engineers at all degree levels has been phenomenal.” (July 16, 2007)
Marshall Leach Receives IEEE Advising Honor
Marshall Leach has been named as the recipient of the 2006-07 IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor and Advisor Award. Dr. Leach has most recently served as the Georgia Tech IEEE student branch counselor from 2003 until the end of 2006 and also served in this capacity from 1972-82. In his 35 years at Georgia Tech, Dr. Leach's time spent with students has not just been limited to classroom activities, where he has taught an estimated 16,000 students, but he has been heavily involved with individual project guidance and committee service. In addition to his work with the IEEE students, he has served as the technical advisor to WREK-FM (91.1) and as a member of the Institute Radio Communication Board. (July 16, 2007)
Tashard Choice Takes Part in Week
of Champions Sports Clinics
A history, technology, and society major at Georgia Tech and a student assistant in ECE with the SURE Program, Tashard Choice, the star running back for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team, joined teammates and former professional athletes as camp leaders for the 29th annual Week of Champions, which features 16 free sports clinics this week in the South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, and Ridgeland and on Hilton Head Island. (July 5, 2007)
Last revised on March 13, 2008.