ECE Newsletter, December 2010  

Greetings from the Department Head

It's my pleasure to welcome you to this first issue of our new electronic newsletter. It seems that almost every time I turn around I learn of an exciting new development in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department that I would like to share with our friends and alumni. While we do try our best to feature these on our web page, I have felt for some time that we needed a more convenient way to bring some of these highlights to you.

I hope you will enjoy these brief e-newsletters as opportunities to stay in contact--or perhaps to reconnect--with friends and colleagues in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at NC State. We would also love to hear from you about important developments in your lives and careers, as well as how to improve the e-newsletter.


Dr. Daniel D. Stancil
Alcoa Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Cleaning our Coasts
Dr. Alexander Dean is developing a cost-effective electronic monitoring system that will enable researchers to advance our understanding of critical coastal ecosystems by allowing users to track water-quality data from these waters in real time. More >

Baliga inducted into Electronic Design Engineering Hall of Fame

Dr. B. Jayant Baliga, Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Power Semiconductor Research Center (PSRC) at North Carolina State University, has been inducted into the 2010 class of the... [full story]

GPS Not Working? A Shoe Radar May Help You Find Your Way

The prevalence of global positioning system (GPS) devices in everything from cars to cell phones has almost made getting lost a thing of the past. But what do you do when your GPS isn't working? Researchers from North Carolina State University and... [full story]

Miller Named 2010 NC State Entrepreneur of the Year

NC State celebrated its achievements in innovation and entrepreneurship for 2010-including 32 U. S. patents issued and four start-up companies launched-with the inaugural presentation of its Innovator of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards... [full story]

ECE Student Receives Astronaut Scholarship

John Stout, an undergraduate triple majoring in Electrical Engineering, Physics, and Computer Engineering, has been selected as the 2010-2011 recipient of the Astronaut Scholarship. He was selected in part due to his triple major while... [full story]

John Stout receiving his scholarship check.
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