Maysam Ghovanloo was honored by President Bush at the annual Iftaar dinner, held at the White House on September 17.
U.S. President George W. Bush hosted an Iftaar dinner, honoring the accomplishments of Muslim Americans, including those of ECE Assistant Professor Maysam Ghovanloo. Dr. Ghovanloo and his research team invented the Tongue Drive System, which has the potential to help people with disabilities operate a wheelchair and do other daily activities.
An annual tradition at the White House during the last eight years, the Iftaar dinner is a meal served at the end of the day during the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. The White House event honored those members of the Muslim community who have risen to the top of their professions.
Last revised August 1, 2017