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May 04, 2021 11:55 AM
Dr. Mike Wirthlin, Dr. Jeff Goeders, and students are researching how systems on chips respond to high radiation as part of a $54 million project spanning 22 institutions.
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April 16, 2021 03:56 PM
Electrical Engineering's own Dr. Cammy Peterson received the first annual Inspiring Learning Award - Experiential Learning from BYU Careers and Experiential Learning on 16 April, 2021.
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April 12, 2021 01:58 PM
Electrical Engineering senior Keaton Shurilla pictures a future where he can roll up to the club and experience a 360-degree audio system - not through strategically-spaced speakers, but through speakers with the technological prowess to project sound everywhere in the room. In that imagined future, he wants someone across the world to tune in with a virtual reality system so sophisticated it feels like they’re in the club with him. He is combining his passions for technology and the arts to make that future more feasible.
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April 05, 2021 01:03 PM
The Experiential Learning Center hosted the second semi-annual robotics competition on March 26, 2021, with six finalist teams competing for the $500 grand prize.
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March 15, 2021 09:22 AM
Professor Wood Chiang and his students have created an analog-to-digital converter with record-breaking power efficiency, and their breakthrough is featured in the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.
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March 04, 2021 01:43 PM
Meet Jesse Richmond! He’s a second-year Master’s student from Mount Pleasant, Utah emphasizing in electrical engineering. He works under Dr. Willie Harrison in joint source-channel coding research, looking at how to compress data and then protect it from transmission errors in one step. This well-rounded gentleman also helped BYU sweep the short story contest earlier this semester! He placed as a runner up in the short fiction category for a quirky, humorous story he wrote titled “Solomon’s Lines.” Take it away, Jesse!
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March 01, 2021 01:23 PM
Dr. Randy Beard has been elected a Fellow, Class of 2021 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest aerospace professional society.
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February 18, 2021 03:00 PM
Meet Autumn Twitchell! She is a first-year Masters student from Folsom, California working under Dr. Rice in aeronautical telemetry. She will be the first in a series of ECEN Interviews celebrating our students, inspired by the Cougar Queries.
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February 02, 2021 03:36 PM
Our BYU chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the IEEE honor society for electrical engineering students, has big plans for this semester despite roadblocks from a pesky pandemic. The chapter has been striving to build a sense of community within the department between students and professors, and it has more ideas on the horizon for furthering the chapter’s goals.
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January 29, 2021 03:50 PM
The population of Earth’s orbit grew ten satellites larger Sunday, Jan. 17., when NASA’s Virgin Orbit launch vehicle released ten student-built satellites into space. Two of them - the Passive Inspection Cubesats (PICs) - came from Dr. David Long and his team of students. The PICs entered Earth’s orbit successfully, and the team is now pursuing the next steps.
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January 22, 2021 08:56 AM
If you’ve ever had the inclination to break into top-secret laboratories, now would be the time to do it.
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December 16, 2020 01:00 PM
Even though students couldn’t touch one another with a thirty-nine-and-a-half-foot pole at this year’s department Christmas party (held Thursday, December 10th), it was virtually (get it?) the best party ever thrown!
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December 03, 2020 08:20 AM
Dr. Greg Nordin and his research team have again landed in the top 5% of highly cited authors with the Royal Society of Chemistry journals for their paper on the creation of a custom 3D printer for microfluidic devices.
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November 30, 2020 01:36 PM
If you follow BYU news, you might have heard about the CubeSat - the small, six-sided “spacecraft selfie cam” a team of our electrical engineers will soon launch into space. The handsome fellow narrating the video is PhD student Patrick Walton, and the unprecedented CubeSat project - which he started as an undergraduate - was just his warm up. In addition to the soon-to-be-launched space camera, Walton is building a fleet of tiny weather satellites with the potential to fill the gaping holes in forecasting data. He started the project, called Care Weather, in January 2019, with business partner Alex Laraway and faculty mentor Dr. David Long.
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November 23, 2020 11:01 AM
Friday was the night.
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November 06, 2020 11:59 AM
Each year, BYU Capstone partners with government agencies, corporate leaders, humanitarian organizations, and entrepreneurs to provide opportunities for senior-level engineering students in Computer, Electrical, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering to participate in real-world engineering challenges. Top engineering faculty and skilled industry mentors guide students through the design and development process. This year, teams of Capstone students are participating in 53 unique projects across a wide variety of industries.
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November 04, 2020 11:37 AM
Boy Scout camp has a cherished place in American hearts for its role in teaching the skills essential to life: wilderness survival, first aid, citizenship, and - if you’re PhD student Jakob Kunzler - calculus and differential equations.
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October 26, 2020 09:19 AM
Mark Ruzindana cites a few people as his inspirations: his parents and sisters, professional rock climber Tommy Caldwell, and Batman.
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