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Four ECE faculty and staff members receive college awards

September 10, 2021 08:33 AM
Every year, the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering awards staff and faculty within the college for outstanding performance. Here’s a recap of which faculty and staff from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received awards this year:
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Dr. Greg Nordin receives Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award

September 01, 2021 01:11 PM
Dr. Greg Nordin was awarded a Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award at this year’s University Conference.
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New tours offer an interactive and intimate look at engineering

August 25, 2021 09:27 AM
It’s career day at Hypothetical Elementary School. Susie wants to be a computer programmer, Junior wants to be an inventor, and little Betty Lou is good at math, so she wants to be an engineer and make machines. In between, there are aspiring astronauts, scientists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and one aspiring movie star (there’s always a movie star).
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The Guinness snub you've never heard of

July 12, 2021 07:47 PM
Have you ever heard of our department’s Guinness World Records snub? Well, of course you haven’t; it wouldn’t be much of a snub otherwise.
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A fond farewell to Dr. Hutchings

June 30, 2021 04:09 PM
After nearly three decades at BYU, Dr. Brad Hutchings will be trading in his FPGA’s and integrative circuits for scuba gear and well-earned leisure. The computer engineering professor will officially retire at the end of this week.
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The Capstone experience, as told by a student

June 28, 2021 04:38 PM
Brendon Jensen, a senior in the Computer Engineering program, recently completed a Capstone project alongside his team that enabled tech company L3Harris Technologies to perform more targeted network testing in a shorter amount of time: a cheaper, smaller, and more portable network traffic generator and analyzer than they had been using before. Here’s what he learned from the two-semester process.
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Capstone team gives polar bears the underrated gift of personal space

June 14, 2021 02:44 PM
Ahhh, to be near the arctic: a wonderland coated in uninterrupted fields of snow, where the Northern lights paint the sky and whales roam the seas, where… a polar bear is rooting through your garbage bin?
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ECE Capstone team qualifies as finalist for international IEEE competition

June 10, 2021 04:32 PM
How does one qualify for a free trip to Singapore?
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Another Class Graduates - Virtual Style

May 08, 2021 04:46 PM
April 22, 2021 was a day of firsts for the BYU Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
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Dr. Wirthlin and Dr. Goeders participate in $54 million DTRA research grant

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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Dr. Cammy Peterson Receives First Annual BYU Inspiring Learning-Experiential Learning Award

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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Electrical Engineering: A Pathway to New Forms of Creativity

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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Robotics Team "Hungry Hungry Hippos" Chews Up the Competition

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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Dr. Wood Chiang creates ADC with record-breaking power efficiency

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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ECEN Interviews: Jesse Richmond

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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Dr. Randy Beard receives AIAA fellowship

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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ECEn Interviews: Autumn Twitchell

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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What Has Eta Kappa Nu Been Up To?

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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