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To the Red Desert and Beyond!

February 22, 2024 04:01 PM
The Mars Rover team strives each year to improve the existing BYU Mars Rover, which drives on six wheels and features a robotic arm. After many months of hard work, the team takes the rover to the University Rover Challenge to compete in a series of tests.
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This Barbie is an Electrical Engineer

February 12, 2024 07:01 PM
Meet Ellie Hopkins, an Electrical Engineering student finishing up her first semester at BYU after transferring from UVU earlier this year. However, Ellie’s journey in Electrical Engineering has not been anything like she expected. Her journey in engineering began with a high school with a welding class that sparked her love for STEM.
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BYU Cybersecurity Team Secures Victory

February 05, 2024 02:28 PM
[Provo, UT, 2024-02-05] – On Saturday, the Brigham Young University (BYU) Cybersecurity Team emerged triumphant in the qualifying round of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (RMCCDC), a pivotal step in their journey through the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC).
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Crocheting with Code

February 02, 2024 07:31 PM
Gracie Simpson is an Electrical Engineering major and a Capstone student, but she is also dedicated to arts and crafts. At first glance, these might sound like separate interests, but Gracie has found a way to–shall we say “crochet?”--the two together.
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Capstone Team Developing a CO2 Sensor to Help Farmers

January 22, 2024 11:50 AM
A challenge many corn farmers face is preventing and detecting the spread of Aspergillus in silos or other grain storages. Aspergillus is dangerous to consume because it produces an aflatoxin that can cause liver cancer and cannot be exported. Having entire storages of corn become infected can be devastating for farmers and a huge loss of income, so developing methods to detect early spread of Aspergillus is extremely important.
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After 45+ years, Joe Bussio finally has time for fishing

January 10, 2024 09:23 AM
Joe Bussio managed the Electrical and Computer Engineering shop for over 45 years. He was everyone’s go-to guy, and you could count on him to build anything and make everyone laugh.
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AIAA Honors Dr. Randal W. Beard with the 2024 Intelligent Systems Award

January 08, 2024 02:12 PM
Dr. Randal W. Beard, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently presented with the 2024 AIAA Intelligent Systems Award at the 2024 AIAA SciTech Forum in Orlando, FL.
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BYU Graduate students and Dr. Chiang Break Records with Lowest Supply Voltage ADC

December 20, 2023 01:18 PM
Graduate student Shea Smith worked with Dr. Chiang and fellow graduate student Taylor Barton to create an analog-to-digital converter with the lowest supply voltage ever reported.
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Cybersecurity Student Justin Applegate Drafted for US Cyber Games Season Three

November 13, 2023 04:09 PM
Grab your popcorn to watch the fierce competition. Both the blue team and the red team are trying to gain the upper hand with every move. After facing challenge after challenge, and getting past the defense, the red team scores a win! You may or may not be thinking “Touchdown!,” but this isn’t football–it’s a Cybersecurity competition!
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Graduate Student Munibun Billah wins award at ITC for Paper on Wiretap Coding Technology

November 01, 2023 01:24 PM
ECE Graduate student Munibun Billah recently won the award for the top graduate student paper at the 2023 International Telemetry Conference for his paper titled “Artificially Noise-Injected Low-Density Parity-Check Codes For the Gaussian Wiretap Channel.”
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Dr. Michael Rice and His Son, Aidan, Receive Awards at International Telemetry Conference 2023

October 26, 2023 04:11 PM
ECE Professor Michael Rice and his son, Aidan Rice, recently received awards for their research papers at the International Telemetry Conference.
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Protecting polar bears aim of new and improved radar technology

October 23, 2023 09:50 AM
Research testing new technology to more effectively locate polar bear dens across the Arctic is showing promising results. Researchers from Simon Fraser University and Brigham Young University (BYU), collaborating with Polar Bears International, hope that improving detection tools to locate dens—which are nearly invisible and buried under snow—will help efforts to protect mother polar bears and their cubs.
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Ant Annihilation Build Nights

October 20, 2023 01:27 PM
Each Thursday night, students and alumni gather at build nights to work on their battle bots for the upcoming Ant Annihilation competition. The students and alumni work in teams and have each built their own unique battle bots with different fighting mechanisms and parts. However, all of the battle bots must weigh 1 pound or 453 grams at the most and must pass the safety check in one month.
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Dr. Joshua Mangelson Receives Office of Naval Research 2024 Young Investigator Award

October 17, 2023 12:23 PM
Dr. Joshua Mangelson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been recognized by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as a recipient of the 2024 Young Investigator Award.
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BYU ECE Tech Talks

October 13, 2023 11:42 AM
Have you ever wondered what the professors in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department are researching? Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore! Every third Friday of the month means an exciting new video featuring a professor and their research on our YouTube channel. Tech Talks range in topics from how AI, Vision, and Robotics work together to advanced 3-D printing for lab-on-a-chip devices.
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BYU Hosts Annual Utah RF and Wireless Day

October 02, 2023 02:40 PM
This past Thursday, BYU hosted an annual event, Utah RF and Wireless Day. At this conference, engineers, students, and industry leaders from universities and companies across the state came together to discuss hot topics in wireless communications, a fast-growing sector in Utah's tech industry.
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Q&A with Career Director Andrea Merriman

September 25, 2023 02:12 PM
If you’ve ever wondered what the best way to get a job is once completing your degree, how to effectively and professionally network, or find an internship, you’re not alone!
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Fall 2023 Starts Strong for ECE Students

September 21, 2023 10:21 AM
Fall 2023 is underway! So much has been happening in the department, and we hope everyone has been able to find a club, an activity, a competition, or an event that has helped you feel welcome and wanted in the department. Here are highlights from just a few events so far:
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