WIA Awards Scholarships to University of Maryland Graduate Students

Wireless Infrastructure Association Awards Scholarships to University of Maryland Graduate Students
May 18, 2018 | 11:45am

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), which represents the businesses that develop, build, own and operate the nation’s wireless infrastructure, announced that the WIA Foundation has awarded to scholarships to two University of Maryland, College Park graduate students in order for the students to attend the inaugural Connectivity Expo in Charlotte, N.C., May 21-24.

Deepika Vaidya and Darshan Joshi, both preparing to receive Master’s in Telecommunications degree at the end of this semester, were awarded the “WIA Foundation: Special Scholarship”. Both students studied wireless communications including special courses on DAS, Small Cells, Next Generation of Cellular Infrastructure, and Wi-Fi & In-Building Wireless Planning.

Dr. Rikin Thakker, one of the faculty members at the M.S. in Telecom program, appreciated Jonathan Adelstein and WIA for providing this opportunity to the students to attend the conference. “It will be an amazing learning experience for the students. On behalf of the M.S. in Telecom program, I applaud Jonathan for his continued support to foster education in the wireless industry” Dr. Thakker said. Jonathan Adelstein was honored at the Wireless Connect conference held at the University of Maryland in April for his work to enhance training and education opportunities within the wireless infrastructure industry.

The Connectivity Expo – Connect (X) – is a ground-breaking event that convenes the buyers and sellers of connectivity solutions, and showcases the innovative technology, underlying infrastructure, and partner ecosystem driving the future of communications.

The WIA Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed to aid the progress of wireless communications; encourage the establishment of academic and training programs related to wireless communications technology; and establish, promote and provide scholarships and other grants to foster the study of and research into matters affecting wireless communications.

WIA members include wireless carriers, infrastructure providers, and professional services firms that collectively own and operate telecommunications facilities around the globe. Through public affairs and advocacy efforts – on the local, state and federal level – WIA works to support the widespread deployment of wireless infrastructure in order to enable wireless broadband everywhere.