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September 28th, 2011
Four distinguished lecturers slated for SMA-Texas State series

Stanley McClellan. Courtesy photo.

STAFF REPORT

San Marcos Academy will partner for the third consecutive year with Texas State to offer their Distinguished Lecture Series.

The first lecture, featuring Dr. Stanley McClellan, will take place in SMA’s library on Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

McClellan will lecture on “Signal Processing and Communication.”

McClellan was awarded his B.S., M.S. and PhD degrees from Texas A&M in electrical engineering. His research interests include digital signal/image/speech processing and data compression. He works with analog/digital communications, information theory, and high-speed computer/network architectures and protocols.

Academy officials anticipate a lecture by Dr. Heping Chen in November on robotics and automation. Other lectures tentatively scheduled include one by Dr. Jesus Jiminez on supply chain optimization in February and another by Dr. Larry Larson in March about semiconducter design and manufacturing.

The lectures are a feature of the curriculum for SMA upper-level honor students.

“The San Marcos Academy staff is looking forward to this third lecture series and to the continued academic partnership with Texas State University,” said Bob Bryant, SMA principal. “Our students truly benefit from the opportunity to hear these university professors and get a preview of what university-level classes will be like.”

Seating for the lectures is limited. Call (512) 753-8006 to reserve a space or for additional information.

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