Each semester, classes resume the challenge of improving on previous efforts to transmit music across a room with light. This semester, Jana Sardoni, Matt Seamons, and other members of Jana's team built a device that can transmit any song from anyone’s iPod to a receiver and speakers up to 20 feet away. Check out their story.
Taylor Webb, an MS degree candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship with an annual value of $60,000. His research will be advised by Prof. Karl Warnick in the area of phased array feed antennas for space remote sensing applications.
Many of the top students in the high school graduating class of 2011 will choose electrical or computer engineering as a career. In doing so, they select a discipline that will help shape the future. Electrical and computer engineers will design the next generation smart phones, faster and more powerful computers, smaller and more functional electronic tablets, and newer, smaller, and faster medical devices. It is an exciting field that offers both intellectual and monetary rewards.
The BYU ECEn Department recently introduced a web tool that that allows students to view information about universities throughout the nation by going to a single source. Students may use the new interactive map to highlight universities by specialty area, funding level, location, or several other categories. It also gives contact and geographical information on nearly 300 U.S. universities that have programs in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering.
Professor Mike Wirthlin and graduate students Patrick Ostler and Nathan Rollins gave "The World is Our Campus" broader meaning Monday when they projected their schoolwork into outer space on the shuttle Endeavor.
The team, led by associate BYU professor Michael Wirthlin, designed the circuit to help make NASA technology more reliable. The circuit resides inside a chip called a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The FPGA chip is programmed remotely, allowing those on the ground to operate the chip and collect data from the shuttle.
"It is a really unique opportunity for our students to design a circuit that can go up in space," Wirthlin said in a statement released by the university.
Electrical and Computer Engineering on Display
April 11, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Wilkinson Center Garden Court
Get a closer look at a very challenging, rewarding and in-demand field! Come check out senior project demos, competitions and interactive displays from companies. You will also get to see laser trucks, robot racers and a laser cutting tool in action.