ECE Department Headlines

June 2014

Image: David Ricketts. Crossing the Goal Line: New Tech Tracks Football in 3-D Space - Referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. Researchers … [full story]

Kyle McKenzie and Corey Meade A Makers’ Place - MakerFaire, the nationwide network of do-it-yourself showcases, is a celebration of all things made. And NC State is the university … [full story]

REAL is a remotely-controlled testing facility that allows students, professors and private companies from around the world to test prototype antennas for wireless devices. Photo credit: Becky Kirkland. Lab Allows ‘Hands-On’ Testing of Antennas from Thousands of Miles Away - Imagine a lab that gives scientists the opportunity to do "hands-on" testing from thousands of miles away. Researchers at NC State … [full story]

From left: Dr. Paul Franzon, David Winick and Shep Pitts Raising Dots, Opening Doors - Dr. Peichun Yang learned Braille at the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in North Carolina. An NC State materials science and … [full story]

Demonstration of the prototype. Recharging without stopping - Researchers at NC State have been working on an exciting new technology that would make electric cars much more attractive. Their … [full story]

May 2014

This schematic diagram of a small power system network highlights the complexity of the grid. Image credit: Aranya Chakrabortty. Distributed Computing As Defense against Cyberattacks on Power Grids - Imagine a cyberattack that does serious damage to the U.S. power grid. The results wouldn't be pretty. The power grid is complicated… [full story]

(from left) Kurt Saenger-Heyl, Jeffrey Allgeyer, Kyle Barth, and Paula McDonald ECE Announces Senior Award Winners - The ECE department would like to congratulate this year's winners of the ECE Senior Awards: Citizenship and Service: Kurt Saenger-Heyl … [full story]

Dog wearing sensor harness. Photo credit: Alper Bozkurt. Featured Article Dogs, Technology and the Future of Disaster Response - Imagine a team of humans, dogs, robots and drones swooping onto the scene in the aftermath of a disaster and working together to … [full story]

Tahmid Latif ECE Student Wins Graduate Student Research Symposium - ECE PhD student Tahmid Latif won first place in the Engineering division at the 2014 NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium[full story]

April 2014

Executive Associate Dean of Engineering Dr. John Gilligan (left) presents the award to Richard Hodson. ECE Staffer Wins 2014 College of Engineering Award for Excellence - The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University gave three outstanding staff members Awards for Excellence at a ceremony … [full story]

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