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New Student Retreat An opportunity for first year and transfer students to get away for a weekend in order to meet new students, reflect on how the year is going so far, and spend time in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Get future dates
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Join SHPE and take advantage of its Career Fair. Officers
The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org/
This weekend, ECE student Trevor Youngquist will be inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society! No more than 4% of Juniors, Seniors, and graduate students at Seattle University are selected for membership in Alpha Sigma Nu. Congratulations again Trevor!
During winter quarter 2014, Dr. John Carter taught a course titled
Mathematical Models of Wave-Energy Extraction. ECE students from the class, Derek Gowrylow, Loren Klemesrud, Pat Sprenger, and
Jonathan West spent their spring break in Chile applying their studies from the course. They learned about models of water waves, wave-energy extraction devices, the associated
mathematics and engineering, and Chilean culture before traveling to Chile to then work with experts in the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental
Engineering at the Pontific Catholic University of Chile ("La Catolica"). Learn more about their trip here!
Dr John Carter's Page: http://fac-staff.seattleu.edu/carterj1/web/chile2014/chile2014.htm
Derek Gowrylow was one of six selected from a worldwide pool of undergraduate applicants to represent Seattle University and the ECE Department at the annual exposition in Chicago. He will receive a free trip to the exposition and will gain a lot of visibility for himself and Seattle University. Join us in congratulating our new student ambassador!
You can view his application video here:
Dr Henry Louie spoke to the Seattle University Center for Justice and Sustainability about a project he and and Seattle University affiliated volunteers began in rural Kenya in December 2013. Here is an excerpt from the article:
"Dr. Louie (Assistant Professor in the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) suggests that engineers
often spend their time making incremental changes to luxury items. Humanitarian
engineering, on the other hand, “gets back to the roots of the profession of
engineering” by providing energy, clean water, shelter and health care for
those most in need. Since his expertise is in electricity and power, Dr. Louie
seeks out projects that address “energy poverty” – or the fact that about 1.4
billion people do not have access to electricity."
See the link below for more the full story:
Senior design students place their books aside a bit, roll up their sleeves, and put into action their training and skills in year-long design projects that involve real projects and real clients;
See what the project teams are designing on our YouTube Channel.
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Assistant Professor Henry Louie won the 2013 IEEE Region 6 Northwest Area Outstanding Educator Award. University and pre-university educators from Alaska, Washington and Oregon were considered for the award. The purpose of the award is to “To honor IEEE members and current University or pre-University classroom teachers who have inspired an appreciation and understanding of Mathematics, Science and Technology and the engineering process in students, and who have encouraged students to pursue technical careers.” Dr. Louie was recognized in part for his involvement in creating the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative, a nation-wide program promoting power engineering by offering scholarships to undergraduate students, and his founding of the local Energy Workforce Workshop, which introduced community college students to careers in the energy industry.
Nicole Ng won the Poster Prize for the Computer Science/Math/Engineering Division at the Murdock College Science Research Program Conference. Her poster was a summary of the research work she did this summer with Dr. Henry Louie looking at the Parametric Modeling of Electric Vehicle Charging Profiles.
The National Science Foundation
has awarded the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at
Seattle University a “Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Math (S-STEM)” grant. The $611, 412 “SU ECE
Scholars” grant will provide scholarships to academically
talented and financially needy junior-year students who transfer to the ECE
Department from two- and four-year colleges. Over the next five years, at least
28 students will be awarded up to $10,000 per student per year during the
two years needed to complete their Bachelor
of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
The main objective of the SU ECE
Scholars program is to increase the number of electrical engineering students
graduating from SU and entering the engineering workforce. SU ECE scholars will receive financial, academic, and
professional development support to ensure their successful progression toward
the BSEE degree. Student support services will include peer tutoring and
mentoring, study partners, industry mentorship program, professional
development seminars, and social activities. Dr. Agnieszka Miguel, Associate
Professor and Chair is the Principal Investigator (PI) on this grant while Dr.
Margarita Takach, Associate Professor is the co-PI.
Success on the Zambezi River
Senior Design Team 13.5 successfully implemented their hydro electric generator on an existing waterwheel in Zambia. The electricity generated will be used to charge batteries for vaious applications.
Notes from the field: The final waterwheel configuration, now including the spiral water pump is pictured above. A final test was to see if the original spiral pump could be added to the other side. It indeed pumped water to a height of about 50 feet. The existing pump uses 1kW to get the same volume and height. Combined with the generator, this device has the energy equivalent of 1.8kW. This is reliably pumping water and producing energy 24 hours per day.
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Dr. Agnieszka Miguel has recieved the 2013 Science and Engineering Teacher of the Year Award. Last year Dr. Henry Louie received the same award. That is 2 years in a row that ECE Faculty have recieved the honor! Way to go!!
Congratulations to Professor Al Moser who is a recipient of the Seattle Youth Initiative Fund for Engagement for the 2013-2014 year. Dr. Moser and a team of ECE students will teach a two week summer robotics program as part of the Rotary Boys and Girls Club summer camp. The camp is offered free to middle school aged participants and provides a fun way to engage minds, expand learning, and expose youth to new technology.
The ECE department's DSP Lab course (ECEGR 407) has been revamped for Spring Quarter thanks to a donation of 12 OMAP-L138 Low Cost Development Kits from Texas Instruments. These kits feature a dual core ARM9 and C6748 Fixed/Floating Point DSP capable of running at 450MHz. With a full host of peripherals, audio/video input and output, and a complete software development suite in Code Composer Studio (also donated by TI), any variety of DSP based solutions for biometric, audio, video processing, communications and analytics can be developed.
Leveraging this new hardware platform as well as the graphical programming environment LabVIEW, instructor Ken Rabold (TI Software Engineering Manager and Seattle University EE alum) has crafted a new set of lab exercises that cover the fundamental aspects of DSP programming in both simulated and real-world environments. The course culminates with the students creating a DSP project of their choice on the OMAP-L138.
Thanks for the donation go to Cathy Wicks of TI's University Program.
ECE students Patrick Berg (’14), Jeremy Deibell (‘13), Aaron Fitch (’13) and Caitlin Ryberg (‘13) were named PES Scholars by the IEEE Power & Energy Society. The nation-wide competitive scholarship “supports the most promising future engineers in power and energy”. ECE Assistant Professor Henry Louie served on the Steering Committee that created the multi-million dollar scholarship program, and notes that “Given the relative size of Seattle University, having four PES Scholars is a testament to our strong and growing power engineering program.” More information about the scholarship is found here www.ee-scholarship.org.
Seattle University ECE students were treated to a visit by the OMICRON Roadshow Bus, a “classroom on wheels” that is designed to teach about utility substation maintenance and operation. OMICRON is an international company that produces testing and diagnostic equipment for the electric power industry. Experiential, outside-the-classroom experiences such as the bus tour are a distinction of a Seattle University education
It has been said that 90 percent of the engineers in the world design products and solutions for the world’s wealthiest 10 percent. As part of Seattle University’s commitment to social justice, ECE students spent a recent Saturday learning design methods for the “other 90 percent”. Every night, nearly one billion people are left without adequate light to study, socialize or otherwise be productive. To learn about appropriate lighting methods, students constructed “Lightsticks”—small, battery-operating LED lighting devices--using simple materials and construction methods. The workshop was led by Dr. Henry Louie, Michael Dauenhauer and Peter Dauenhauer and was sponsored by a Seattle University Global Grant.
Did you know that natural gas supplies nearly 25 percent of electrical energy in the United States? In Fall of 2012, Seattle U ECE students toured Puget Sound Energy’s Encogen natural gas-fired power plant in Bellingham, Washington to learn about this important energy resource. Students saw how natural gas is used to generate electricity through combustion turbines and steam turbines. The tour was conducted as part of the Electromechanical Energy Conversion course taught by Dr. Henry Louie.
Engineering challenges I faced at the Medishare hospital Haiti. George Balagtas
I generated a test protocol toward hopefully restoring X-ray functionality. The mechanical engineer who has been doing his best to troubleshoot the machine believes that there might be faulty circuitry on the PCB assembly. I did indeed discover three burnt out transistors, a couple of charred passives, and even two cracked IC's nearby the board's voltage regulators. Literally, that board is toast!
People of Haiti...read more
Graduate School News
Congratulations to Hao Nguyen who will be studying embedded computing in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA. Hao will start his graduate program this fall and plans to continue all the way to Ph.D!
Society of Women Engineers - Chelsea Ryberg a recipient of the Collegiate Member Award.
“Chelsea is admired by her peers and teachers not only for her tremendous amount of enthusiasm, creativity and leadership within SWE, but within the Seattle University campus and community as well,” says Kelly Schable, account manager at the Boeing Company.
Nick Arvanitidis, EE Graduate ’63, recipient Alumnus of the Year
Nick Arvanitidis considers himself “a philosopher,” one who offers sage advice culled from rich life experiences in the academic and business worlds. Being named Alumnus of the Year is a great honor, Arvanitidis says. “I am very grateful for what SU did for me,” he says. “Not just going to school here, but the mentoring that was provided. This is very humbling.”
Eisenhower Fellowships Engage Emerging Leaders: 1997 Alumnus Mohammed AL-JASSER.
As a General Manager for Saudi Telecom Company, Mohammed AL-JASSER develops and manages relationships with top enterprise accounts. He was recently granted an Eisenhower Fellowship, a program that engages emerging leaders from around the world to enhance their professional capabilities, ...and unite them in a diverse, global community
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