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From semiconductors to driverless cars, students got an inside look at the Ann Arbor tech industry for ECE Expeditions

Students toured KLA, a global capital equipment company, and Quantum Signal AI, a startup recently acquired by Ford to make robotaxis and driverless delivery vehicles a reality within two years.

ECE honors Spirit Day 2019

Faculty, students, and staff came together in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community for the world-wide anti-bullying campaign.

AI-powered Whatsapp Bot fights fake news in India

CE undergrad Amulya Parmar designed a machine learning algorithm to curb fake news as part of the Tavtech Fellowship program.

Prof. Winick retires, leaving a legacy that empowers students to seek life and learning outside of the lab

For the past 31 years, Prof. Winick has helped define undergraduate courses and curriculum both at U-M and abroad while inspiring all to engineer their future by understanding the past.

Building community through clean energy with GRID Alternatives

From Long Beach, CA, to a Nepalese national park and world heritage site, undergrads Ashley Gee and Camille Burke came away with unforgettable experiences and a greater appreciation for how engineering can change the world for the better.

KLA opens new R&D office in Ann Arbor

The global capital equipment company is looking to harness the engineering talent at U-M and power a brighter future with tech.

Michigan takes first place at Exoskeleton Competition

The STARX suit helps first-responders bear greater weights and spend less energy.

Samir Nooshabadi looks to close the terahertz gap for better communication

As an undergrad, Nooshabadi designed tiny transmitters with big potential and received fellowships from the Department of Defense and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

Expeditions: Silicon Valley, 2019

Amateur radio continues to connect the world

U-M’s amateur radio club, headquartered in ECE, offers engineering challenges and a chance to network with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and strangers both on the other side of the world and those orbiting it.

Michigan Electric Racing Revs Up

This summer, Michigan Electric Racing will race their first all-electric car in Formula-style competitions they plan to win.

Black Engineers convention comes to Detroit and ECE is there to welcome the record-breaking 14,000 attendees

At this year’s convention for the National Society of Black Engineers, U-M professors, students, and alums came together with the other attendees to share experiences, offer career advice, and explore how to improve society.

A Spotlight on Optics

The Optics Society at U-M hosted an Industry Spotlight event, which brought academia, industry, and community together to celebrate all things optics and photonics.

Miniature satellites to maximize global communication

Havel Liu is working on a project to revolutionize satellite systems, improving communications during natural disasters and providing a blueprint for receiving future interplanetary voicemails

Expeditions: Warren, MI

ECE Community takes a stand against bullying

Spirit Day activities look to make ECE and U-M a more compassionate, inclusive place.

M-Fly’s season ends with top-10 finishes, new autonomous plane

This year the team tackled their first autonomous aircraft.

Mars Rover Team tackles major redesign, places in top 10 at competition

This year’s model, “Phoebe,” received a major design overhaul that gave her a speed boost and new codebase that can be used for years to come.

Exoskeletons compete to boost strength of rescue workers

Five college teams test robotic suits that could enhance humans’ abilities.

ECE Expeditions travels to Seattle

Students met with alumni at companies in the Puget Sound area.

Battling drone ships with Anthony Uytingco

Student leads team that programs the future of boats.

Students Visit Detroit Companies with ECE Expeditions

Students get a glimpse into careers in electrical and computer engineering

Meet some ECE Solar Car Team members

Meet 3 members of the solar car team: a battery engineer and two race micro systems engineers

Student’s digital art makes the Cube even more interactive

Keenan Rebara hopes to add to the fun of spinning the Cube using his a bit of physics and sensors.

Baja Racing team first to three-peat national championship

The U-M Baja Racing team took first place in the U.S. national competition for the third year in a row, making them the first team to ever three-peat.

New student exoskeleton team launches prototype

Student team STARX (STrength Augmenting Robotic eXoskeletons) completed its second year, focused on making practical powered exoskeletons that increase the effective strength of the user.

Student hybrid rocket team takes first place at inaugural competition

The Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) won the first ever Spaceport America Cup, an intercollegiate rocket engineering competition with over 110 teams from colleges and universities in eleven countries.

Engineering students bring education to disadvantaged children in Ecuador

Sam Tenka traveled to Ecuador with the Honors GO team to aid the Street Children Work project.

Two students earn scholarships to pursue work in sustainable energy

Two electrical engineering students, Paul Giessner and Noah Mitchell-Ward, were awarded scholarships from the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) to support their education in wind and solar power.

A VR-powered crystal structures app (video)

MHacks winner Duncan Abbot wants his VR software startup, Gwdion, to change how humans interact with technology.

EE sophomore takes on W8UM Amateur Radio Club leadership

Kit Ng becomes president of one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in the US

Expeditions: Bay Area

Expeditions: Ann Arbor

A silver medal finish for ECE Olympic rower

EE student Zach Burns brought home a silver medal from the Rio De Janeiro Summer Olympics as part of the US Paralympic Rowing Team.

EECS students Row Blue! to victory

Four EECS students part of the Michigan Men’s Rowing team that won their 9th consecutive national championship

Students seek the secrets of the brain in study abroad program

IPAN sent eight undergraduates to Germany for a month of lab work, learning about the intricacies of the brain.

Student team designs and builds unique new instruments

A team of undergraduates across majors, called Project Music, collaborated to design and build musical instruments. Recently, the team crafted a bass guitar made partially of LEGOS.

Award-winning EECS 2016 Graduate Student Instructors & Instructional Aides recognized

To celebrate the contributions of our graduate and undergraduate instructors, the department selects the best of the best, based on student evaluations, and celebrates them at a special awards ceremony.

Students earn prizes for improving image processing techniques in EECS 556

The course covers the theory and application of digital image processing, with applications in biomedical images, time-varying imagery, robotics, and optics.

Students make connections at NSBE National Convention

The convention hosted more than 100 major companies, and offered students career workshops on interviewing, networking, and general industry know-how.

Volunteers bring M-HEAL solutions to Peru

Each day the students set up a mobile clinic with a doctor from a partner organization, reaching as many 600 community members while in Cusco.

ECE celebrates Diwali

Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival that signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

Engineering friendship

Alum startup Jetivity aims to bring people together around shared interests with a free platform for posting activities.

EECS students make career connections at NSBE conference

55 U-M engineers attended the convention, themed “Reimagining Your Future,” and developed vital connections in their field.

ECE students earn CoE Distinguished Leadership Awards

Cheng Zhang and Elizabeth Dreyer are both Ph.D. students in electrical engineering, and Lauren Bilbo is an undergraduate senior majoring in electrical engineering.

Student team reaches Qualcomm finals with their proposal for a wearable haptic device

The goal of the project is to augment the transmission of audio and video with the sense of touch.

Students win prizes for circuit designs in EECS 413

EECS 413 is an introduction to CMOS analog and mixed signal design, and also introduces advanced topics.

Miss Washtenaw County finds creativity in every opportunity

Alexandria ran on the platform of women in STEM, and exhibited her singing talent from an extensive musical and dance background.

Shayna Simon – From intern to full-time, making company experience matter

Shayna recently accepted a job offer at General Motors, and will dive into a position in infotainment there after school.

Students host event inspired by study abroad experience

Students worked on a GIEU program in Amritsar, India, where they participated in langar events at the Golden Temple.

Isabel Martin receives CoE Distinguished Leadership Award

Isabel envisions a future working in the aerospace industry.

Students rewarded for their circuit designs in EECS 413

The course, Monolithic Amplifier Circuits, has a tradition of offering prizes for the top final projects designed by the students.

IEEE recognized as Best Student Branch in SE Michigan

“IEEE opens up many doors for students – professionally and socially.”

Welcome new students!

Congratulations and welcome to our new class of students!

Students in EECS 413 awarded prizes for their circuit designs

The specifications for the projects were close to the state of the art. Congratulations to the winning groups!

David Hiskens awarded two energy scholarships

David is interested in controlling the energy that flows through the nation’s grid system, particularly in optimizing the flow by minimizing distance and costs.

UG Research Spotlight: Fred Buhler spends his summer improving circuit testing

The project involved designing new boards and writing test software, as well as writing software to control instruments and some integrated circuit design.

Rebecca Wolkoff awarded scholarship to continue her work in sustainable energy

The UVIG works with the U.S. Department of Energy to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind and solar technology.

Max Seiden selected for KPCB Engineering Fellowship

Max will be employed by KPCB portfolio company One Kings Lane, where he will develop his technical skills and be mentored by an engineering executive.

EECS 461 (Embedded Control Systems) and the freescale cup

This was the first year Freescale opened up the competition to U.S. students—teams from U-M, U-M Dearborn, and Penn State competed against teams from Mexico and China.

Sung Ho Park receives 2011 IEEE MTT-S Scholarship

Sung Ho plans to design photoconductive antenna arrays with optimal radiation efficiency and broadband operation.

Connor Field — Growing energy on a solar farm

“Energy will be the major concern in the United States for my generation,” Connor says. “Now is the time to research and invest in the technologies that will power our future.”

Tanya Das earns Poetry Prize

Tanya said she believes engineers have a unique perspective on the world because of their training, making it natural to draw analogies between humans and science.

EECS 413 students earn prizes for their final projects

“We were all impressed by the fact that most students chose highly-relevant and innovating projects,” stated Dr. Naraghi.

Students give a couple of the best among 3,000 Elevator Pitches

Congratulations to Keith Porter and Patrick Theisen!

MRacing Team drives to 2nd overall finish in Formula Student Germany

Taking first place in acceleration and second place in endurance and autocross, this is one of the team’s best international finishes to date.

Awards and slaying of the dragon at St. George’s Day feast

St. George’s Day was initiated in 1987 as a tribute to our students from the faculty.

Jacob Oberlin’s electronics savvy helps drive MRacing team to a strong finish in Germany

As one of the only non-mechanical engineers on the team, Oberlin was responsible for all of the electrical systems on the vehicle.

EECS students help the deaf “Feel the Music”

The competition sought solutions for a better way for the deaf and hearing-impaired population to appreciate music.

Carl Pfeiffer receives 2009 IEEE MTTS Undergraduate/Pre-Graduate Scholarship

The scholarship is designed to encourage future leaders and key technical contributors.