Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kelsey Lantz '13 in Uganda

July 13, 2012

Grand Challenges: Students Take on Water Issues in Haiti, Uganda, and Pakistan

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The challenges facing society in this century are large, but not insurmountable, as three teams of Lafayette students are learning firsthand this summer. Each group is working on solutions involving engineering as part of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP). Most schools with active Grand Challenges Scholar programs are engineering schools at [...]

Scott Hummel

June 22, 2012

Scott Hummel Appointed Interim Jeffers Director of Engineering

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Scott R. Hummel, professor of mechanical engineering, has been named the Interim William Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division for a term of two years. The appointment is effective July 9. The announcement was made by Wendy L. Hill, provost and dean of the faculty. Hummel served as co-chair of the College’s recent Engineering Vision [...]

Leah Figur Akins '82

June 12, 2012

Leah Figur Akins ’82 Receives SUNY Award for Teaching in Engineering

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By Kevin Gray For her teaching skills and work on curriculum to support the awareness and development of sustainable systems and retention of students in engineering and technology, Leah Figur Akins ’82 received the 2011 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor and head of engineering, architecture, and computer technology, Dutchess Community [...]


May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

From left are by Jeff Pfaffmann, associate professor and head of computer science; Joyce Laura Wong Hon Chan ’12; Nick Orzol ’13; and Chris Ruebeck, associate professor of economics.

April 9, 2012

Interdisciplinary Team Studies the Implications of Environmental Policymaking

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 As an electrical and computer engineering major, Nick Orzol ’13 (Mercerville, N.J.) is used to toying with circuits, computers, and other electronics. For one of his projects this semester, however, his biggest concern is the wooden pallets used in shipping. Orzol is involved in interdisciplinary research that combines aspects of economics, [...]

Alyssa Batula '09

March 26, 2012

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Alyssa Batula ’09 “Teaches” Robots to Dance

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Isaac Asimov’s enduring vision of life-like robots is taking a step closer to reality through research by Alyssa Batula ’09. A third-year Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at Drexel University, she is not only advancing artificial intelligence foretold in Asimov’s I, Robot series, but is deepening science’s understanding of human creativity. A National Science Foundation [...]

Ahsan Nawroj ’12, Shailesh Shrestha ’11, and Professor Yih-Choung Yu

February 2, 2012

Students Present Research at National Biomedical Engineering Conference

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Lafayette students have been putting their problem-solving skills to work combating health problems. Ahsan Nawroj ’12, Chris Angeloni ’12, David Salter ’12, Yue  “Luna” Yuan ’12, and Felix Hutchison ’12 presented research at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, a three-day gathering where participants share work that advances human health and well-being. Nawroj (Dhaka, [...]

Danielle Sobol ’12 takes water samples from Raritan Bay in New Jersey.

November 29, 2011

Powerful Resources: EXCEL Scholars Program Allows Students to Work on High-Level Faculty Research

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The research Tyler Bamford ’12 (Souderton, Pa.) performed through the EXCEL Scholars program has helped him get closer to his goal of one day becoming a college professor. Bamford has received the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship, which will provide him with $34,000 toward graduate school in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. As an EXCEL Scholar, [...]

Photo by Imogen Cain ’12

November 4, 2011

Photography by Art Students and Professors Part of Lehigh Valley InVision Exhibits

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Photography by art professors Karina Skvirsky and Greta Brubaker, Imogen Cain ’12 (Perkasie, Pa.), and Jack Fedak IV ’13 (Boulder, Colo.) is being featured in exhibits this month as part of the InVision: Month of Photography in the Lehigh Valley, sponsored by ArtsQuest. Skvirsky and Brubaker are showing work in the Spectrum exhibition running through Nov. 20 at [...]

Geology students use the iPad prototype during their research trip to Greybull, Wyo. over fall break.

November 4, 2011

Computer Science Students Produce Software that Could Change the Way Geologists Work in the Field

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During last year’s trip to Wyoming for a geology class, students carefully recorded longitude and latitude, angles of sediment beds, rock types, and other observations in an orange field notebook. This year, students used an application on an iPad that was developed by four computer science and engineering students doing EXCEL research with Chun Wai [...]