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Chip Camp 2022

July 22, 2022 01:07 PM
At BYU, it’s never too early to start learning about electrical and computer engineering – even if you’re in middle school! The ECEn department held its annual Chip Camp this summer, with kids from all over the country coming together to create LED frisbees, self-driving cars, and more.
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ECEn Graduate Student and Mom: Sharisse Poff balances it all

July 08, 2022 11:20 AM
Being an engineer and a mom at the same time? Many people would say it’s too challenging, if not outright impossible. But Sharisse Poff proves that with the Lord’s help and support from loved ones, the impossible isn’t just possible – it’s a blessing.
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Dr. Brent Nelson: The (Retiring) Giant of ECEn

June 24, 2022 12:34 PM
In every field of innovation and exploration, there is always someone who lays the groundwork for others to follow. Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” And in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, there is no greater giant than Dr. Brent Nelson, who retires this month.
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ECE Grad Student Madeline Thompson Wins First Place

June 13, 2022 03:43 PM
At the Intermountain Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Computing (I-ETC) Conference held at Utah Valley University May 13-14, 2022. Students and Professionals from throughout Utah gathered to learn about current research and the best industry practices for product development, testing, deployment, and operation. The theme for the conference was Innovations & Solutions for Today’s Challenges. Around 100 papers related to this theme were submitted to the conference from undergraduate and graduate students from BYU, UVU, Utah State, U of U, Weber State, and Idaho State. Many of these students also participated in the student research poster competition.
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Inspired by CAEDM: EE even helps you name your babies!

June 08, 2022 07:41 PM
Hi, my name is Cadem Jeremy Mickelson and I am six and a half years old. My favorite colors are green, blue, and yellow, I have a little sister, Ruby, and my favorite food is salmon. I love technology (I got that from my dad) and I also love to cook (I got that from my mom). I can make quesadillas and scrambled eggs all by myself! I have a great memory (also from mom) and because of that, I am very good at math. I can add and multiply!
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BYU engineers travel to the Arctic, develop innovative radar method to detect polar bears

May 25, 2022 06:00 AM
BYU engineering students are testing radar to track polar bears aboveground. If successful, the team’s work would mark a significant step forward in scientists’ ability to track mother polar bears during winter, when they den and give birth to their cubs beneath dense snowpack. Locating and protecting bear dens is important for conservation efforts.
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Faculty Spotlight with Dr. David Long

April 25, 2022 05:07 PM
Each week, we will be getting to know our faculty members a little bit better. This week, we will be getting to know Dr. David Long.
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Alumni and Students gather for ECE picnic

April 20, 2022 08:56 AM
As finals approached and anxieties rose, there was a desperate need for respite. Luckily, the ECEn department came to the rescue. Even with the threat of inclement weather, we had a great turnout at our annual Department IEEE Picnic last Thursday. Our dear secretaries looked on as the wind dispersed our flyers and swag across the pavilion. We were all grateful for the hot chocolate and sunny dispositions that kept us warm. The smoke was thick, but so were the patties that Dr. Jeffs and Dr. Beard served valiantly as grill masters.
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Seeing Sound: A New Endeavor in Ultrasound Surgery

April 18, 2022 03:57 PM
Dr. Steven Allen is pursuing research that could replace scalpels with soundwaves in certain neurological surgeries. If it sounds crazy, well, he would probably agree with you.
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The Language that Led to Firmware

April 14, 2022 09:40 AM
Let’s be honest; when students graduate, they often have no idea where their lives will take them or the impact they’ll create. It couldn’t have been any different for Lynn Wheelwright, a BYU EC EN 1960s alumnus who assisted in the invention of firmware.
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Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Daniel Smalley

April 07, 2022 03:38 PM
Each week, we will be getting to know our faculty members a little bit better. This week, we will be getting to know Dr. Daniel Smalley.
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Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Michael Rice

March 22, 2022 12:41 PM
Each week, we will be getting to know our faculty members a little bit better. This week, we will be getting to know Dr. Michael Rice.
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Mars Rover team set to compete in this year's University Rover Challenge

March 10, 2022 05:26 PM
The University Rover Challenge (URC) is the world's premier robotics competition for college students. Held annually in the desert of southern Utah in the United States, URC challenges student teams to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside astronauts exploring the Red Planet. (https://urc.marssociety.org/home)
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Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Greg Nordin

March 08, 2022 01:10 PM
Each week, we will be getting to know our faculty members a little bit better. This week, we will be getting to know Dr. Greg Nordin.
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Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Phil Lundrigan

February 24, 2022 10:32 AM
Each week, we will be getting to know our faculty members a little bit better. This week, we will be getting to know Dr. Phil Lundrigan.
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Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Willie Harrison

February 18, 2022 02:16 PM
Each week, we will be getting to know our faculty members a little bit better. This week, we will be getting to know Dr. Willie Harrison.
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Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Stephen Schultz: Mountains and Mach 7 Guns

January 25, 2022 04:00 PM
Each week, we will be getting to know our faculty members a little bit better. This week, we will be getting to know Dr. Stephen Schultz. 
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Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Randy Beard

January 11, 2022 11:12 AM
Each week, we will be getting to know our faculty members a little bit better. This week, we will be getting to know Dr. Randy Beard.
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