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UA, ASU and NAU students design and test antennas during a workshop at the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association Meeting and Symposium. Engineering students from all three Arizona public universities don’t often gather at one time.

But that is what happened when 22 students from the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University joined the 2014 Antenna Measurement Techniques Association, or AMTA, Meeting and Symposium, held in October in Tucson. 

The annual conference highlights the latest technology and research in antenna and other electromagnetic measurement technologies. AMTA Student Day, which was started seven years ago, gives college students a chance to interact with industry experts and learn more about careers in the field.

“The reality is, there are quite a few jobs in this field,” said Lydell Frasch, past president of AMTA. “Many companies have a hard time finding young, qualified students to connect... Read Complete Article

ECE graduate student Farah Fargo (center) received the Best Research Poster award at the 2014 IEEE International Cloud and Autonomic Computing Conference in London for her research in cloud computing and load-balancing systems. As more and more organizations realize the benefits of cloud computing -- reduced hardware costs, increased bandwidth, and anywhere, anytime access to data, for example -- engineers are tasked with developing technology to more effectively manage resources in the cloud.

One hurdle in cloud computing involves balancing power consumption and performance. As such, UA electrical and computer engineering graduate student Farah Fargo, in collaboration with ECE professor Salim Hariri and other graduate students, has introduced a real-time monitoring system that enables server hosts to dramatically reduce power consumption while maintaining quality of service.... Read Complete Article

As computers and telecommunications devices become more and more powerful, scientists and engineers around the world are constantly working to improve coding techniques that ensure reliable data transmission. University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering professor Bane Vasić, who recently received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant, is one of those researchers.

Vasić will join experts in Serbia at the University of Nis Faculty of Electronic Engineering, or ELEF, and in France at École Nationale Supérieure de l'Électronique et de ses Applications, or ENSEA, in spring 2015 to advance error correction code techniques. 

It is one thing to be able to transmit a multitude of different types of data over many kinds of devices. It is quite another matter to ensure that all the data arrives at its destination intact. Error correction techniques do just that -- make sure digital data sent over sometimes unreliable communication channels is received intact, despite any disturbances encountered along the way.

"The error correction codes that we as engineers build in communications or memory chips are a kind of grammar... Read Complete Article

ECE professor Linda Powers spoke to dozens of Engineering 102 freshmen and high school students during an October presentation about the vital role engineers play in cases of epidemic or pandemic outbreak.

As Ebola continues to pose national and international risks, engineers are being called on to design devices and processes that protect against the virus.  Linda Powers, electrical and computer engineering professor, is among the University of Arizona researchers contributing to preventative methods while also training the next generation of engineers to be prepared for global biomedical issues.

Powers spoke to dozens of Engineering 102 freshmen and high school students during an October presentation about the vital role engineers play in cases of epidemic or pandemic outbreak. ECE professor and Engineering 102 instructor Kathleen Melde said Powers, who is developing methods to advance the detection of... Read Complete Article

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