EE and CE Students Showcase Their Work at Senior Design Expo

Long considered the capstone of the undergraduate EE or CE degree, ECE Design 2 is a hands-on learning experience where students, working in pairs, design and fabricate working circuit boards and device prototypes. Design 2 students have been working hard on their projects all semester, and on Thursday, Dec. 7, their final projects will be unveiled to the world. The Design 2 Expo takes place this Thursday in the NEB at 1 p.m.

The top five ECE Senior Design projects will be showcased at 1:00 pm in the NEB lobby. Celebrity judges will include:

  • Retired faculty member Dr. Leon Couch
  • Alumnus Don Irons  (BSEE 1969)
  • Alumnus Ralph “Rocky” Long (BSEE 1971 Engineering, MS 1977)

As Design 2 students design and build their projects, they have to consider:

  • analog design (power supplies, clock speed, RF circuitry, and energy harvesting, among other things)
  • digital design (micro controllers, microprocessors and digital signal processors
  • interfacing A/D and D/A converters
  • custom design and fabrication of circuit boards, no ‘off the shelf’ development boards
  • microprocessors must be integrated with software intelligence

The Design 2 Expo is a great chance to see electrical and computer engineering up close and personal, and to visit with students who have completed a rigorous and rewarding educational experience.