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Electrical Engineering Summer Camp 2014

August 18, 2014

The IEEE hosted its 4th Electrical Engineering camp from June 16-20th 2014.

Crystal Engineering Radiated Immunity Testing

June 29, 2014

Crystal Engineering, San Luis Obispo, CA completed radiated immunity testing in Cal Poly’s EMC Chamber on February 3, 2014 on a pressure sensor system, model APM030C.

Eeonyx RF Absorber Testing

April 21, 2014

Eeonyx Corporation, Pinole, CA carried out absorber testing in Cal Poly’s Antenna Anechoic Chamber on March 5, 2014 on multiple absorber panels.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory hosts student visit

January 30, 2014

Jet Propulsion Laboratory hosts Cal Poly Electrical Engineering faculty and students

Oceanit RF Absorber Testing

December 12, 2013

Oceanit Laboratories, Honolulu, HI carried out RF reflectivity testing in Cal Poly’s Antenna Anechoic Chamber in November and December 2013 on a multi-layer glass absorber over the 1 to 18 GHz frequency range.

The EE department is now a Microsoft DreamSpark member

December 11, 2013

The Electrical Engineering department is now a Microsoft DreamSpark member.

Cal Poly Takes A Ride In Nasa's Vomit Comet

October 04, 2013

This summer Professor John Oliver along with six other students took a trip to NASA’s Microgravity University were they  immmersed themselves in a zero gravity environment.  The project was called “Zero Gravity Target Tracking Experiment in Real-Time” (aka 0TTER). The project was part of NASA’s “Microgravity University--Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED)” Program.  

CPARC Club Responds To SLO Power Outage

July 09, 2013

On the evening of Sunday, June 23rd, 2013, over 145,000 customers in San Luis Obispo County experienced a major power outagethat was caused by equipment failure at a PG&E substation. Several Cal Poly students and alumni from the Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club (CPARC, callsign: W6BHZ) mobilized to assist in the amateur radio response to the outage.

Electrical Engineering Professor Leaves a 45-Year Legacy

June 24, 2013

Mike Cirovic, perhaps Cal Poly’s longest-serving professor, is retiring after 45 years of teaching in the Electrical Engineering Department (EE).

Cal Poly Computer and Electrical Engineering Showcase Set For April 20 in Mott Gym

April 03, 2013

Cal Poly’s Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering programs will host the Computer and Electrical Open House Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in Mott Gym.

EE receives donation from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

January 24, 2013

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories continued support of higher education

EE Celebrates 12-12-12

December 12, 2012

Some of the Faculty, Staff, and students gathered to celebrate 12-12-12.

Mudmash2012

November 05, 2012

EE faculty know how to have fun and stay fit

Halloween EE Style

October 31, 2012

EE Faculty know how to combine education and fun. 

CubeSat P-POD Isolation Testing

September 23, 2012

Cal Poly's CubeSat program engineers characterized the P-POD (Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployer) in Cal Poly's Antenna Anechoic Chamber Lab on August 2 and 30, 2012 to quantify the P-POD's effectiveness in containing emissions from CubeSat systems. The P‑POD houses three CubeSat units and launches them into orbit around Earth.

Cubic Defense Applications (San Diego, CA) Antenna Testing in Cal Poly Anechoic Chamber

September 11, 2012

Cubic Defense Applications, San Diego, CA carried out testing in Cal Poly’s Antenna Anechoic Chamber on August 8, 2012 on a circularly-polarized antenna.

IEEE student group sponsors Summer Day Camp

August 09, 2012

The IEEE student chapter sponsored their second annual Engineering Summer Day
Camp from June 18 to June 22, 2012

Cal Poly Connects to the International Space Station

April 02, 2012

The Cal Poly Electrical Engineering Department and Amateur Radio Club hosted a direct radio contact with International Space Station Astronaut Daniel Burbank KC5ZSX!

Cal Poly IEEE students visit Agilent Technologies

January 06, 2012

Cal Poly IEEE students visited Agilent Technologies' Headquarters located in Santa Clara, Calif. on December 14, 2011.

96 Amateur Radio Licenses Granted at Cal Poly Licensing Session

November 16, 2011

On Friday, November 4, 2011, a record 114 Electrical Engineering freshman students from Cal Poly attempted their FCC amateur radio technician-class license exam in the largest amateur radio licensing event ever in San Luis Obispo County.  A record-breaking 96 students succeeded in passing the official exam and joined the next generation of Ham Radio Operators in the US.

190 New Freshman have arrived

September 22, 2011

Electrical Engineering welcomed 190 new freshman and 84 transfer students to the department on Wednesday, September 15.  

Science Day Camp – Sponsored by IEEE-SB and Electrical Engineering Department

September 21, 2011

June 20-24 the IEEE-Student Branch with support from the Electrical Engineering Department hosted a Science Day Camp for students’ grades 8 – 12.

Order of the Engineer

May 05, 2011

EE major ropes in royal title

April 25, 2011

Wearing a red leather, glitter-studded dress, Hollie Kucera stepped forward to receive her crown. After a long day of competitive events, Kucera smiled proudly as the “Miss Cal Poly Rodeo” crown was placed on her cowboy hat.

IEEE/PES SDG&E Spring Tour

April 04, 2011

Over spring break, 15 members from the IEEE Power and Energy Society toured the San Diego Gas & Electric company. They were accompanied by SDG&E employees and Cal Poly alumni, Henry Ureh and Justin Arakaki.

EE LOVES THEIR FRESHMAN

November 19, 2010

Professor Dan Malone made sure that the incoming freshman class all had digital multi-meters.  Just one example of the importance that all Professors put on the learn-by-doing motto of Cal Poly.

Ron Smith, CENG Honored Alumnus speaks to EE Freshman

November 18, 2010

Ron Smith, Vice President for Directed Energy Systems, Northrop Grumman and Honored Alumnus for the College of Engineering spoke to a group of 125 freshman Electrical Engineering students on Nov. 29.

Record Numbers at Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club Licensing Exam

October 15, 2010

On Saturday, October 2nd, 2010, the Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club (CPARC) hosted their quarterly Amateur Radio License Testing Session, where a record 53 new ham radio operators passed their exams to gain a Technician Class License.

Stellar Exploration Antenna Testing in Cal Poly Anechoic Chamber

October 14, 2010

Stellar Exploration, Inc., San Luis Obispo, CA carried out antenna testing in Cal Poly’s Antenna Anechoic Chamber on October 14, 2010 for the company’s Silver Sword Antenna Project.

NSF International: Engineering Research and Educational Collaboration with Peking University

October 08, 2010

NSF-IRES grant supports five Cal Poly students each year to visit Peking University, Beijing, China, in the summers of 2011-2013 to pursue research on gallium-nitride (GaN) lasers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

Anritsu Tour, RF Components Division

October 07, 2010

Ten senior and graduate EE students toured RF manufacturing areas at Anritsu Corporation (RF test equipment).

Finalist Team in IEEE Antenna Design Contest

June 03, 2010

A team of Cal Poly EE graduate students - Alex Hempy and Michael Civerolo - has been selected as a finalist in the first ever IEEE Antenna Student Design Contest.

Graduate EE Student Wins CSU-Wide Competition, Engineering/Computer Science Division

May 03, 2010

1st Place Award, CSU-Wide Competition, Engineering and Computer Science-Graduate Level to EE Graduate Student Simeon Trieu

Sustainable Energy Laboratory Grant

April 28, 2010

The Electric Power Institute (EPI) received a generous grant from Sempra Energy

AeroMech UAV Antenna Testing in Cal Poly Anechoic Chamber

April 21, 2010

AeroMech Engineering, Inc., San Luis Obispo, CA conducted radiation pattern testing on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) antenna system in Cal Poly's Antenna Anechoic Chamber on April 21 and 22, 2010.

From The Tribune: Cal Poly seeks funds for unmanned aircraft

April 21, 2010

Operation Technology Inc. Donates Power Systems

March 15, 2010

Operation Technology, Inc. generously donated ETAP Power Systems software to the EE Department.

Student Paper at SPIE Intl Symp on Intgrtd Optoelectronic Devices 2009

January 30, 2009

EE graduate student, Simeon Trieu, presented his research paper at the SPIE International Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronic Devices 2009, SPIE Photonic West 2009, San Jose, CA USA on 24-29, January 2009, sponsored by a Cal Poly C3RP 2007 grant.

Microwave Signal Generation Using Self-heterodyning of a Fast Wavelength Switching SG-DBR Laser

July 21, 2008

Mike Bernacil (MSEE June 2008), Shane O’Connor (MSEE June 2008), and Dennis Derickson (Assistant Professor in EE) presented a paper at the conference entitled “Microwave Signal Generation Using Self-heterodyning of a Fast Wavelength Switching SG-DBR Laser”

Power Engineering Society and Prof. Taufik Tour Nevada Power

May 15, 2008

Last Spring break (03/23/08 to 03/26/08), a group of students from the Power Engineering Society (PES) Club went on a field trip with Prof. Taufik to Nevada Power in Las Vegas.

Cal Poly Engineering Students Succeed at Statewide Competition

May 02, 2008

Cal Poly had two 1st prize winners among its ten entries at the 22nd Annual California State University Student Research Competition held on May 2 and 3, 2008 at CSU East Bay.

New Book Release: A Mathematics Companion for Science and Engineering Students

April 29, 2008

Jerome R. Breitenbach published the book "A Mathematics Companion for Science and Engineering Students"

New Book Release: Digital Communications Test & Measurement

April 21, 2008

"Digital Communications Test and Measurement" book published by Dennis Derickson and Marcus Mueller

New Book Release: Beasiswa Kuliah Di Amerika Serikat

April 20, 2008

Taufik authored a 142-page book entitled “Beasiswa Kuliah Di Amerika Serikat."

EE Graduate Wins Vicki and Darrell Farrer Scholarship

March 20, 2008

EE grad student Jessica Kiefer has won the 2008 Vicki and Darrell Farrer Scholarship.

Equipment Donations

February 27, 2008

Enerpro, Texas Instruments, Venable Instruments, and San Diego Gas and Electric donates thousands of dollars worth of equipment to the EE Department.

Anritsu Tour, 2008

February 13, 2008

A group of students and Dean Arakaki went on a tour organized by Cal Poly alumnus and Anritsu Manufacturing Engineering Manager Calvin Carter.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

January 23, 2008

The Honors Program invites academically motivated students to participate in undergraduate research opportunities. All majors are welcome. Participating students are required to have a 3.3 or greater Cal Poly cumulative GPA.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour, 2003

May 23, 2003

Four electrical engineering students (Jake Schaffner, Chris Brito, Aloysius Lubiano, and Newlyn Hui) and Professor Arakaki traveled to Pasadena last March to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to learn how the company configures and utilizes anechoic chambers for antenna development.

Deskin Research Corp makes donation to EE Department

May 01, 2003

Deskin Research Corporation, an antenna manufacturer San Jose, California recently made a donation of equipment for use in the construction of an EE Department Antenna Anechoic Chamber.