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Our Students Honored in the IEEE 2011 Micromouse Competition!
CSU, Chico students participated in the IEEE Micromouse Competition held on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at University of Nevada, Reno. Sam Mish was the third place winner; it took 49 seconds for his “mouse” to get the “cheese” in a pretty intricate maze ! Congratulations..
Our ECE Professor Al Richardson and a team of has been awarded a joint International Grant "North American Inovation and training" !
A new $200,000, four-year US Department of Education grant has been awarded to ECE Professor Al Richardson based on a successful proposal submitted by the author and his US, Canadian, and Mexican consortium partners last April 13, 2007. The project is entitled ‘North American Engineering Innovation and Training’, under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE www.ed.gov/fipse)’s North American Mobility Program http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipsenortham/. It involves the formation of a consortium among six North American Universities (two each from Canada, the United States, and Mexico) for the purpose of mutually preparing engineering students to work effectively in the international business climate. Such climate was fostered by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The engineering exchange students would seek to acquire design and entrepreneurial skills in an international context. The consortium has Chico as the Lead University on the US side, with University of Texas at El Paso( UTEP) being a US Partner( sub-contractor). The Universities of Manitoba and Saskatchewan are the two Canadian Partners. The Universities of Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi are the two Mexican Partners. The above project began September 1, 2007. During that period, the most important and demanding aspects of the project, namely, mobility of students among US, Canadian and Mexican universities, will take place.
Our Electrical Engineering Students Honored Once Again in National Design Competition!
A team of three California State University, Chico engineering students has come in second place in a national design competition hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), one of the world’s largest professional associations in the area of technology. Our graduate students Sourabh Bhalerao and Chris Solis and senior Robert Powelson collaborated on the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Design Competition entry and placed second earlier this month. ECE students also won the competition last year, and it is the fourth time in the eight-year history of the event that CSU, Chico has won an award and is the only university to be a repeat prize winner in the competition. Past winners in the competition include the University of Tennessee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Florida Atlantic University and North Dakota State University. The award will be presented to the team at an IEEE conference to be held in Honolulu July 8-13. Along with attending the awards banquet, the team will give a presentation of their design report at an exhibit during the Electromagnetic Compatibility Symposium.
Effective this Spring, ADVISING for all College of ECC Majors is Mandatory!
This is to ensure that students progress through their programs both promptly and successfully. This Spring advising for next year (Fall’07 and Spring 08) will take place April 2nd – 13th. Students see their faculty advisors through the sign up process during the two advising weeks and before Fall registration period opens.
Use the following link for more information on The Mandatory Advising Process.
Our Master's Degree Program acquires the Computer Engineering name recognition !
Starting this Fall, our Master's degree program will realize the name recognition of its important and well designed feature coverage of both electrical and computer engineering.
The program degree will be "Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)".
ECE Department Technology Upgrades
A major computer upgrade is taking place this summer. Most of our laboratories will be equipped with new 2006 computers including software packages for student projects and course work.
CSU Chico Master's Alumni Wins Prestigeous Award
One of our graduates, Mark Miliano was a recent graduate of our MS program in Computer Engineering is one a Weapons Division Team that won the Commander's Award as released by Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California Public Affairs Office.
A Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), China Lake and Point Mugu team of employees is demonstrating the feasibility of an innovative Distributed Ground-Sensor-Grid Threat Detection System (DGTDS). DGTDS will help protect aircraft utilizing military airfields from surface-to-air missiles. The efforts of this group, led by Mallory Boyd, head of the Information Warfare Systems Division, recently resulted in Commander's Award recognition for Boyd, Richard Busse, Dave Reade, Dr. Rod Ditzler, Aaron Clement, Lori Clodt, Annette DeMay, John Knecht, Dale Robison, Mark Miliano, Jason Allen and Dr. Dave Serena.