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Alumnus Volunteers and Learns from Students in the Process

Joe Blaschka Jr. '73 volunteering at Projects Day

Joe Blaschka Jr., ’73, has been making a difference for Seattle U students since shortly after graduating with his electrical engineering degree. Read about his impact on the ECE Department and the University.
Sep 10, 2021

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Scaling Biodiversity Monitoring for the Data Age

animal images captured in camera traps for biodiversity monitoring

This article, written by Alumna Sara Beery, '16, is featured in XRDS, The ACM Magazine for Students. Due to technological advances including computer vision, machine learning and the work of researchers like Sara, massive amounts of data are being collected and processed for biodiversity monitoring. Learn more about the work, the advances and what is ahead in the article.
Jul 13, 2021

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ECE/PHYS Seminar: AI Methods for Choreography

Dr. Mariel Pettee and friend in suits with sensors, Announcing ECE/PHYS Seminar at Seattle University

Speaker, Dr. Mariel Pettee from Yale University will speak about her work in AI for Choreography (and Particle Physics) on May 14th from 3:30-4:30pm via Zoom.
Apr 26, 2021

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ECE Seminar: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Jock Bovington

An SU ECE and Physics alum offers a story of one path from Seattle University into the world including some technical and some not so technical insights gained along the way.
Apr 9, 2021

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Art Installation: Meta Memory by Craig van den Bosch

Meta Memory 15, artwork by Craig van den Bosch

The first piece of artwork for the CSI Art Collection, Meta Memory by Craig van den Bosch has been installed in the Electrical and Computer Engineering 2nd floor hallway.
Mar 24, 2021

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Jr. Design Gets Energy Management and Storage for their Solar Trackers

Image of a circuit board that will provide power for the Solar Tracker for Jr. Design.

Rich Bankhead, professor for the ECE Junior Lab Series is preparing for spring quarter. Students will receive an additional parts kit to add energy management and storage to their solar trackers. Student will be working to optimize their projects to produce net energy.
Mar 23, 2021

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ECE Networking Night 2021

ECE Networking Night 2021 Flyer, title only

Our 4th Annual ECE Networking Night will be Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 6-8pm via Zoom
Jan 26, 2021

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ECE Tea: A discussion with Sumit Basu about the field of Ai

Headshot of ECE Tea speaker

This will be our first ever ECE Subject Matter Discussion and I am so excited to introduce you to Sumit Basu, PhD, Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft who will be joining us for casual conversation about Ai.
Jan 26, 2021

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ECE Seminar - Graduate School Panel

SU Alumni who are attending grad school will present and be on a panel about grad school

Come to our ECE Seminar, Graduate School: Selecting, Applying, Thriving on Tuesday, September 29th from 12:30-1:20pm via zoom!
Sep 18, 2020

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Completing the Circuit for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students

The faculty and a staff member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program in the College of Science and Engineering have come up with innovative ways to bring the labs to students’ homes while promoting collaborative learning to increase student engagement.
Aug 11, 2020

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Dr. Agnieszka Miguel - ASEE Fellow

Dr. Agnieszka Miguel has been selected to become an American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellow! One of 9 honorees for 2020.
Jun 26, 2020

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Projects Day 2020

Congratulations to all the ECE seniors for presenting their Projects Virtually! The transformation from a physical to virtual event went seamlessly and students represented themselves well in their presentations. We are proud of everyone's accomplishments and can't wait to see what you achieve as Electrical and Computer Engineers!
Jun 8, 2020

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Congratulations to Dr. Abraham for getting promoted!

Congratulations to Shiny Abraham, Ph.D. for getting promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and Granted Indefinite Tenure. Dr. Abraham’s promotion will take effect in the next academic year. We are looking forward to her contribution and growth in the ECEGR department in the years to come.
May 22, 2020

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Crazy Hat Day for ECE Tea

On Friday, May 8th we had a special ECE Tea where we had great conversations while wearing fun, crazy hats! We were joined by students and faculty in the ECE department.
May 13, 2020

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ECE Seminar: Risk Management and Application to COVID-19

The ECE Department is hosting an ECE Seminar as speaker, Maren Nelson, will be talking about Risk Management and Application to COVID-19. Please join us on Tuesday, May 12th from 12:30-1:20pm PST via Zoom.
May 6, 2020

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ECE Tea Talent Show - Ly Nguyen Piano Solo

From our ECE Talent Show, here is a highlight of Ly Nguyen playing a piano solo of “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. Ly is a freshman pursuing a major in Electrical Engineering.
May 6, 2020

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ECE Tea Talent Show - Rich Bankhead's Tour of his Garden

Our ECE students took a break from their school work to showcase their creative talents for ECE Tea. On Friday, May 1st, we had a Talent Show with nine participants sharing talents including magic tricks, guitar, ukulele, vocals, piano, Ukrainian Egg dying, farm tour, and a garden tour. Here is a highlight of Rich Bankhead’s greenhouse and garden tour. Rich is an ECE Lecturer and our Innovator in Residence for the Innovation Lab.
May 6, 2020

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Congratulations Steve Szablya, KWH Co-founder, for being named a Fulbright Specialist!

Congratulations to Kilowatts for Humanity co-founder, Steve Szablya, for being named a Fulbright Specialist! Szablya was a Senior Design Advisor in our ECE department for several years and works closely with Dr. Henry Louie on KWH, a nonprofit addressing energy poverty.
Apr 24, 2020

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ECE student, Eunice Lubemba, is featured as ISC’s Student of the Week

Eunice Lubemba, a senior in the Electrical Engineering department, is featured as the International Student Center’s Student of the Week.
Apr 17, 2020

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ECE Seminar with Sean Avery

We had the pleasure of having speaker, Sean Avery, be a part of our ECE Seminar Series. Avery talked about his experiences as an Electrical Engineer in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry and the various projects he has worked on. In addition, he shared insights on how creative, collaborative individuals can contribute to solving problems of building energy use.
Mar 4, 2020

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3rd Annual ECE Networking Night 2020

The Electrical and Computer Engineering department hosted a Networking Night for its students on January 27th. We had a great turnout with 32 professionals and 47 students in attendance. Michelle Avary, our Keynote Speaker, gave an informative introduction about the best practices for networking. Many great conversations and connections were made! Thank you to all the students and engineering professionals who were able to attend our event.
Jan 29, 2020

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ECE Seminar with ECE Grad, Steve Wilson

On January 23rd, we had the pleasure of having Steve Wilson, a SU ECE Alumni, as part of our ECE Seminar Speaker Series. He provided lots of details about smart speakers and capturing sound to a room full of faculty and students. In addition, he shared his experiences about developing new audio ADC while working at Texas Instruments.
Jan 29, 2020

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Developing Audio Integrated Circuits for Smart speakers

Speaker: Steve Wilson, SU ECE Alum, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments The talk will provide an overview of the development process of integrated circuits for smart speakers and other voice capture applications. Explore the development of a new audio ADC from Texas instruments while learning all of the contributing roles in silicon development, Systems, Design, Applications, Test/Verification, and Product Marketing and hear about internship and career opportunities.
Jan 15, 2020

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Come to the 3rd Annual ECE Networking Night!

The 3rd Annual ECE Networking Night is coming up and will be on Monday, January 27th starting at 6pm in STCN 160. The dress code is Business Casual. This is a great opportunity to network with professionals in the Electrical & Computer Engineering fields and learn about their experiences in the field. In addition, you can start building a strong relationship with these professionals to help advance your career with possible opportunities for internships or jobs.
Jan 15, 2020

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Visit the Living Computer Museum with IEEE!

IEEE is hosting a field trip to the Living Computer Museum this Saturday, January 18th at 12pm. Please meet at the campus seal. The cost is $20 that includes admittance into the museum and transportation. Sign up using the QR code located on the flyer before Friday at noon. Hope to see you there!
Jan 15, 2020

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Enter the ECE Bakeoff at Tea this Friday!

Do you like to bake? Make your best dish and enter in our ECE Bakeoff at ECE Tea this Friday, January 17th at 3:30pm in BANN 215.
Jan 15, 2020

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Come to ECE Tea today and every Friday!

Every Friday students, faculty and staff gather in BANN 215 at 3:30pm to enjoy treats, tea, coffee, games and connecting with friends. You should join the fun!
Jan 10, 2020

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Apply Now! 2020 Bannan Scholarships for Students

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Bannan Scholarships. These are eligible for continuing or transfer students with junior or senior standing, recognized by Seattle University, in a College of Science and Engineering major by fall quarter 2020.
Jan 8, 2020

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Come to the ECE Holiday Party!

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and IEEE would like to invite you to the ECE Holiday Party! Come celebrate with a white elephant gift exchange (all gifts provided), games and good food! December 6th from 3:30-5pm in BANN 215.
Dec 3, 2019

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Come to the IEEE Soldering Workshop!

Make your own LED Christmas Tree, Electronic Piano or Mini Metal Detector! December 4th, 3:30-5:30pm in BANN 204. Cost is $5.
Dec 3, 2019

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Drone Flying and Thanksgiving Treats for ECE Tea

Our recent ECE Tea was filled with some Thanksgiving treats and flying drones throughout the hallways in Bannan. Thank you for everyone that came and we hope you have a great Thanksgiving break!
Nov 25, 2019

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HKN Founders Day

SU ECE celebrated HKN Founders Day on November 1st, 2019. Two special guests who were HKN Alumni attended and will be active in assisting students with Hackathons and HKN meet-ups in the area.
Nov 25, 2019

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ECE Seminar with ECE Grad, Carrie Ann Smith ('18)

Carrie Smith speaking to our students for the ECE Seminar Series

On November 5th, we had the pleasure of having Carrie Ann Smith (’18) speak to our students about being “Comfortable in the Uncomfortable” as part of our ECE Seminar Series. Carrie continues to find herself in tough situations and shared such experiences in being “comfortable in the uncomfortable” and how they have affected her own life.
Nov 8, 2019

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Spooky Halloween Cookie Decorating

On November 1st, ECE Tea hosted a Halloween Cookie Decorating event! Thank you for those who joined us. Hope you had a Spook-tacular time!
Nov 6, 2019

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STEM Research Showcase 2019

SU students across all disciplines of Science and Engineering worked with faculty this summer to research difficult problems in their field of study. On October 25th, these students shared their research findings to faculty, staff, and guests.
Nov 1, 2019

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Active Detection of Visual Situations in Images

Active Detection of Visual Situations in Images

Melanie Mitchell, author or editor of six books and numerous scholarly papers in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and complex systems, will describe the AI architecture for detecting visual situations in images.
Oct 8, 2019

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Professionals Panel

Adversiting the 10/8/2019 professionals panel

Don't miss this Electrical and Computer Engineering Professionals Panel! Hear from recent grads and experience engineers about their experience as Engineers.
Oct 7, 2019

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Welcome Back Party for ECEGR Students!

Electrical and Computer Engineering students start the year off with a Welcome Back Pizza Party on Friday, September 27th 2019. Memories created, yummy food, and fun for all!
Oct 2, 2019

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Carrie Smith '18 and Professor Henry Louie Spoke at IEEE YP Leadership Summit

Carrie Smith speaking at the IEEE YP Leadership Summit

The IEEE 2019 Pacific Northwest Young Professionals Leadership Summit was held in Seattle July 5-7, 2019. Alumna, Carrie Smith, gave a talk titled, "Comfortable in the Uncomfortable" and Prof. Henry Louie led a panel discussion titled, "Developing Leadership". This event gathered many young Electrical Engineering professionals from the pacific northwest for leadership training and community building.
Jul 7, 2019

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Summer Research Begins

A group picture from the opening BBQ for Summer Research 2019

The summer research program began with a BBQ. Each day of the summer, SU students across all disciplines of Science and Engineering are working with faculty to research difficult problems.
Jun 21, 2019

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This Engineer and Humanitarian Aims to End "Energy Poverty"

Henry Louie Energy Poverty video

Dr. Henry Louie is on CBS News! Henry's passion for teaching is evident in the way he engages with electrical engineering students at Seattle University. More than 1 billion people worldwide don't have access to electricity. Henry Louie wants to change that with microgrids.
Jun 11, 2019

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Best Senior Project Video Award goes to Team ECE 19.1

Team ECE 19.1: Jeremiah Kalmus, Rasmus Nystroem, Kadrian Rickman, and Huy Vu

Best Senior Project Video Award 2019 goes to Team ECE 19.1: Jeremiah Kalmus, Rasmus Nystroem, Kadrian Rickman, and Huy Vu
Jun 10, 2019

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Senior Award Winners 2019

Matt Horn, Mirka Mandich, Devin Dewitt

Congratulations to our ECE Senior Award Winners! Outstanding Senior Academic Achievement Award - Matthew Horn Outstanding Senior Leadership Award - Mirka Mandich Outstanding Senior Innovator Award - Devin DeWitt
Jun 10, 2019

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Senior Dinner

All the ECE 2019 Seniors at Senior Dinner

We celebrated our senior's accomplishments at the ECE Senior Dinner. Awards were given, videos for each project were watched, and great food was enjoyed!
Jun 10, 2019

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Two Awards for Senior Design Interdisciplinary Team 19.2

Abdulrahman Alsammahi (ECE), Raghad Ashoor (CE), Don Dang (ECE), Emily Graham (CE), Kirsten Hooper (CE)

INT 19.2 won 2nd Place at the DTA Competition and also won the ECE Senior Design Best Poster Award 2019
Jun 7, 2019

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Our Seniors at Their Best - Projects Day 2019!

Team INT 19.1 with their poster at Projects Day

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Seniors put on some amazing presentations at Projects Day 2019. Way to go Seniors!
Jun 7, 2019

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