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Electrical Engineering Sayas (GBNF)

EE Sayas

  • During our RIT days, there were about 20 sayas at the Electrical Engineering Department
  • The Department offered two options : EC (Electrical Communications) and EP (Electrical Power).
  • Several decades later EC and EP became Departments with their own Professors and Heads.
    EC is also known as EcE or Electronics Engineering.
  • The Group photo shows 15 sayas.
    One was absent for the Photo Shoot.
    A few were on doing further studies abroad.
  • For SPZP-2010 held in Singapore, I wrote an article “A Short and Sad Clip : EE Sayas” for the Commemorative Issue of Swel Daw Yeik Sar Saung.
    Saya U Moe War (Tekkatho Moe War, Chief Editor) suggested the Title.
  • U Thein Lwin (who passed away a few years back) was not covered in the article.
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Article from SPZP-2010
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Article (continued)
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Article (End)

U Kyaw Tun (GBNF)

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  • Group photo of the “Reunion in January 1980 of the Final Year Engineering Students in 1948 and 49” showed Sayagyi.
  • Joined the Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Continued teaching until his retirement.
  • Recruited Saya C. Ping Lee to join EE department in 1950.
  • Children : Dr. Elizabeth (Ph.D in English), Dorothy
  • “Doctor” Tin Aung Win wrote about his beloved father-in-law.

C. Ping Lee (GBNF)

  • Recruited by Saya U Kyaw Tun to join Electrical Engineering, BOC College.
  • Transferred to the Directorate of Technical Education and Vocational Training at the request of H.E. U Than Aung (his Burmese teacher at St. Paul’s).
  • Dr. Win Aung (M 62) wrote about his beloved father in the “Post Reunion” series of SPZP-2000.
  • Articles by Dr. Win Aung, Saya U Htin Paw (EE 58), U Aw Taik Moh (C54), Saya Dr. San Hla Aung (C58) have references to Saya C. Ping Lee.
  • Saya passed away in Berkeley, CA in 1987.
  • Former students included the late Professor U Sein Hlaing.

U Sein Hlaing (GBNF)

  • Top in the class of 1952
  • MSEE from MIT
  • Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Taught at BIT/RIT until retirement
  • Passed away a few years after retirement

U Tin Swe (GBNF)

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U Tin Swe was member of the Prome Football Team
  • MSEE from the University of Michigan.
  • Excellent in Soccer and Tennis.
  • Early Power User at the Universities’ Computer Center (UCC).

U Sein Win (GBNF)

  • MSEE from the University of Michigan
  • Worked at the famous Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Technical Consultant for the UCC Project.
  • President of RIT Swimming, Water Polo and Diving
  • President of RIT Rowing
  • Line Judge at RUBC Regattas

Dr. Freddie Ba Hli (GBNF)

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Dr. F Ba Hli in Sydney, 2006
  • Sc.D in EE from MIT
  • Director General, UBARI
  • Taught part time at EE Department
  • Retired as National Advisor at the Ministry of National Planning and Finance
  • Member, UCC Advisory Board
  • External Examiner, UCC
  • Passed away in Sydney, Australia in his 90s

U Thein Lwin (GBNF)

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Saya U Thein Lwin’s birthday in Singapore
  • MSEE from Lehigh University
  • Saya taught at RIT and Singapore Polytechnic
  • President, RIT Badminton Association

Dr. San Tint (GBNF)

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Dr. San Tint visiting Seattle after SPZP-2000
  • Taught until retirement
  • External Examiner, UCC
  • Attended SPZP-2000

U Soe Min (GBNF)

  • After training in UK, transferred to DCA (Directorate of Civil Aviation)

U Chin Way (GBNF)

  • Joined RIT in 1963
  • Active in SPARK
  • Was offered a job [promptly] by his interviewers after learning that their boss U Tun Aung (Jeffrey, EC68) was a student of Saya
  • Passed away in the USA

U Tin Shwe (GBNF)

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Sayadaw U Tin Shwe
  • Joined RIT in 1966
  • Taught at RIT and ABAC
  • Became monk after retirement
  • His demise is lamented in “To the Shwe Duo” (Poem by Tekkatho Moe War, Translation by Hla Min)

U Kyaw Lwin (GBNF)

  • Hobbies : Rowing, Piano
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RIT Eights
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RIT Eights

Daw Nyunt Nyunt Yee (GBNF)

  • Joined RIT in 1972
  • Widow of Saya U Sein Hlaing
  • Head of Electrical Engineering (Power) Department at RIT/YIT/MIT.
  • Passed away on Jan 05, 2000

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