Electrical and Computer Engineering

Felix Hutchison ’12 and Yue (Luna) Yuan ’12

October 14, 2011

Grand Challenges: Yue Yuan ’12 and Felix Hutchison ’12 Build Electrical Models to Mimic the Human Brain

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What if the breakthrough treatment for Alzheimer’s disease isn’t in a pill but in a computer? What if a paralysis victim could operate an electronic device just using the power of the mind? These are questions that Yue “Luna” Yuan ’12 (Wuhan, China), a mechanical engineering and policy studies dual major, and Felix Hutchison ’12 (Plainsboro, [...]

Professor Luis Schettino and Camille Borland ’13 demonstrate the wearable glove.

October 14, 2011

NSF Grant Will Enhance Interdisciplinary Student-Faculty Research in Engineering and the Natural Sciences

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The College has received a $142,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that will help faculty and students bridge engineering and the natural sciences through interdisciplinary research and coursework. The funds, acquired through the work of Yih-Choung Yu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Lisa Gabel, assistant professor of psychology, and Luis Schettino, assistant [...]

Michael Choo '93

September 14, 2011

Michael Choo ’93 Tests the Financial Impact of Asking “Why Not”

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By Dan Edelen No machine runs without energy; just ask electrical engineering graduate Michael Choo ’93. From his office in the heart of Singapore, he empowers the high-revving economies of Asia—as a banker. Choo’s transition from engineer to financier occurred immediately after earning his master’s degree in business administration from Tulane, when J.P. Morgan in [...]

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August 5, 2011

The Power of the Mind: Student-Faculty Research Explores Using Brainwaves to Control Computer Applications

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A group of students and faculty are spending their summer playing mind games. In an interdisciplinary project that brings together neuroscience and electrical and computer engineering, the research group is working on technology that will allow users to control a computer application using only their own brainwaves. “It’s awesome being able to do something extraordinary [...]

Erik Adolfsson ’11 and fellow electrical and computer engineering students present the results of their senior design project.

July 22, 2011

Engineering Students Get Charged Up About Battery Technology

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For Erik Adolfsson ’11, his senior design project taught him a large range of skills that will help him as moves on to his first position as a technical sales associate for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. “I have learned about scheduling tasks, delegating work, and how difficult it is to design a system from [...]

Laura Manz '82

July 18, 2011

Laura Manz ’82 Is National Leader in the Energy Industry and Smart Grid

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With more than 25 years in the energy industry and diverse expertise that spans renewable energy, electric transmission, retail choice, demand response, and smart grid, Laura J. Manz ’82 is now senior vice president for Viridity Energy’s western region, based in San Diego, Calif. At Viridity, Manz is overseeing the company’s growth in the west [...]

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June 24, 2011

Grasping the Point: Zhao Xin Yin ’13 Presents Research on Computerized Glove at International Conference

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Zhao Xin Yin ’13 (Shijiazhuang, China) has a futuristic vision for the research he is conducting on a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior. “With the gloves, we can acquire 10 channels of commands through each finger contact, and if we combine this with touch-screen technologies  – which hardly allow multi-point contact — [...]

Lafayette College

May 2, 2011

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 May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the [...]

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April 1, 2011

Contemporary Music Ensemble Brings Together Diverse Talents of Students and Faculty in Creative Collaboration

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When the Contemporary Music Ensemble took the stage for its debut concert this March, it was the product of the innovative vision of its director, Kirk O’Riordan, assistant professor of music and director of bands. The elite chamber group performs music composed in the 20th and 21st centuries by established masters, emerging composers, and students. [...]

Emily Melvin '12 in New Zealand

March 18, 2011

Students Face ‘Grand Challenges’ with Interdisciplinary Approaches

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“At 12:51 p.m., I was outside talking to a friend when the ground began to shake. We moved away from the apartment building that we were standing under and watched as it swayed back and forth.  Having never been in an earthquake, none of us were aware of how strong it had actually been,” says [...]