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Mar 1

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May 2  

Applications available for December 2022 graduation with a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

May 20-23  

Summer 2022 registration closed to verify contingent enrollments.

May 24  

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May 24  

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June 2   

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June 6  

T1 - Last day to ADD/DROP, or change grading basis (7:59 p.m. deadline).

July 1   S1 - Last day of classes. Final exams for S1 session.

July 4   Campus Closed - Independence Day

July 5   S2 - First day of classes.

July 6          S1 - Grades due from instructors (11 p.m. deadline).

July 12   S2 - Last day to ADD/DROP, or change grading basis (7:59 p.m. deadline)

Aug 12   T1/S2 - Last day of classes. Final exams for T1 and S2 sessions.

Aug 17   T1/S2 - Grades due from instructors (11 p.m. deadline).
Last day of Summer 2022 semester.

 

NEWs

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Junfei Xie NSF Project

Dr. Junfei Xie Hosts Design Competition via NSF CAREER Award Funding
Article by Melinda Sevilla, May 24, 2022

Dr. Junfei Xie, Associate Professor from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State University used funding from her NSF CAREER project on Networked Airborne Computing to host the 2nd CPS-IoT Week Student Design Competition on Networked Computing on the Edge.

Spread over five years, Dr. Xie’s $550,000 NSF award allows her to build on her previous work and develop a system for drones to have networked airborne computing capability. The funding also allows for community and student competitions such as this one.

CPS-IoT Week is the premier event on Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things Research. It brings together five top conferences, HSCC, ICCPS, IPSN, RTAS and IoTDI, multiple workshops, tutorials, competitions and various exhibitions from both industry and academia.

To read the full article click on Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Hosts Design Competition via NSF CAREER Award Funding



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Thomas Offenbecher
2022 College of Engineering Outstanding Student

Thomas Offenbecher is an undergraduate electrical engineering student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University, Class of 2022. Thomas was awarded the 2022 College of Engineering Outstanding Student award. Professor Barry Dorr stated, "Thomas was the Outstanding ECE Student this year. His natural curiosity, technical ability, and genuine concern for fellow humans make us so proud of him. He is completely bitten by the signal processing bug and plans to develop digital radio after continuing his education at UCSD. This young man will make us all proud."

The admiration is mutual as Thomas wrote, "Next to me in the photo is the incredible Professor Barry Dorr, whom I have chosen as my Most Influential Faculty member. He was without a doubt the best part of my entire undergraduate electrical engineering career. I had the privilege of taking four classes with him (EE310, EE330, EE430L, and senior design). I have never met a professor who is so kind, humble, and down to earth. He consistently goes out of his way to help students gain a better understanding of not only the material but what it means to be a good engineer. He approaches students as his friends and respects them. One of his greatest and most unique talents is to take difficult concepts and make them very simple and practical. Whether it was the transistor’s small-signal model, sketching the magnitude response of a circuit, demystifying the Smith chart, or simply “why on earth is this capacitor here?”, he filtered out the noise and made concepts click for me. Lectures were so enjoyable, not only because he truly made concepts come alive, but also because of his great sense of humor and how he pulled from his extensive industry experience. His great enthusiasm for electronics design helped foster an enthusiasm in me as well and is a contributing factor to my choice to pursue design engineering for wireless/DSP/RF/embedded electronic systems. As I go forward in my career, I will always carry with me and remember these valuable experiences I had as his student."

 


Team Hades
SDSU's ECE/ME Team HADES to Participate at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition (RMC) Launabotics 2022, Florida

Team HADES is representing San Diego State University at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition (RMC) Lunabotics 2022 by designing, building, and operating a lunar mining robot. This student competition has been facilitated through NASA’s Artemis Generation of student competitions and projects, while for Team HADES it was also their San Diego State University Senior Design Capstone project. The competition is an engineering challenge in which students gain experience with the engineering lifecycle process, from concept development to system closeout. During the project lifecycle, the team was able to apply what they have learned inside the classroom in this hands-on project. The goal of NASA RMC is to find innovative solutions to extract material from beneath the lunar surface using a partially autonomous robot with a dust-free operation/design.

In nine months, five Mechanical Engineering (Alyssa Brunen, Sterling Belaire, Linda Clark, Nathan De Chambeau, and William (Billy) Bilicki) and five Electrical & Computer Engineering students (John Paul Edwin Ventura, Jaquelyn Fernandez-Iniguez, Jean Michel Vives, Josh Dolled, and Andrew Chung) worked closely together to create a lunar mining robot. The rover is able to maneuver through a lunar environment, with simulated craters and boulders, dig through a layer of BP-1 to retrieve simulated lunar regolith material beneath it, and deposit the regolith to a specified location. Inspection, gravel mining, average bandwidth consumption, robot energy spent, dust tolerance design & operation, and autonomy are some of the categories HADES will be scored on at the competition.

An important note is that Team HADES is also a first-year competition team, which means that no prior San Diego State University Team has participated in this competition, and HADES has made it to the final, which is an incredible accomplishment and showcases the ability of SDSU’s Engineering Students at such a national high level. The competition will take place May 26th–27th, 2022 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The goal is to extract a minimum of 1kg of lunar regolith in each of the two 15-minute trials. The more gravel removed, the more points the rover receives, allowing it to place higher in the competition.

View the Team HADES Proof of Life video, a formal submission to NASA, here.
View the HADES Design Day 2022 Video here.



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Dr. Junfei Xie (ECE) and Dr. Natalie Mladenov (CCEE) - SDBJ's Top 50 Women of Influence in Engineering

The SDSU NewsCenter has featured the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor, Dr. Junfei Xie, in their article "A Q&A with Two of SDBJ's Top 50 Women of Influence in Engineering" written by Melinda Sevilla. To read the full article, click on A Q&A with Two of SDBJ's Top 50 Women of Influence in Engineering.





Chris Mi AWJ
Dr. Chris Mi - Recipient of the 2022 Albert W. Johnson Research Lectureship

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair, Dr. Chris Mi, is the recipient of the Albert W. Johnson Research Lectureship which is SDSU's highest research honor.

Dr. Mi presented the lecture, "Wireless Power Transfer - from Science Fiction to Reality" - Over the past 100 years, scientists have been searching for solutions to realize wireless power transfer reliably and efficiently. Their goal? A tether-free world. It is only in the past ten years that this has become reality. With  the help of semiconductor devices, electromagnetic materials, and microcomputers, we can now not only charge a cell phone wirelessly, but we can also charge an electric car or a humongous electric ship without plugging it in. In this talk, Professor Chris Mi will look at how his work has made wireless power transfer cheaper, faster, safer and more efficient, enabling cable-free conference rooms, battery-less drones, and factories populated by untethered robots and autonomous vehicles.

To read the article on Dr. Mi's award, click on article of Dr. Mi's 2022 Albert W. Johnson Research Lectureship.
To watch the video on Dr. Mi's award, click on video of Dr. Chris Mi's 2022 Albert W. Johnson Research Leadership.

 

Chris Mi CEC Grant

Dr. Chris Mi (ECE) and Dr. Kevin Wood (ME) Receive Grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC)

The SDSU NewsCenter has featured the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair, Dr. Chris Mi, in their article "Used EV Batteries Could Be Solution to Surging Electricity Demand" written by Melinda Sevilla. To read the full article, click on Used EV Batteries Could Be Solution to Surging Electricity Demand.

To read the article "California is Testing Reuse Systems to Head off Anticipated Flood of Retired Electric Car Batteries" written by Thomas Fudge (Science and Technology Reporter for KPBS' platforms) and listen to the radio segment on KPBS, click on California is Testing Reuse Systems to Head Off Anticipated Flood of Retired Electric Car Batteries.

 

Junfei Xie

Dr. Junfei Xie selected as the Weber Honors College Research Fellow

Dr. Junfei Xie, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was selected to participate in the Weber Honors College Research Fellow Program for Spring 2022. As a Weber Honors College Fellow, Dr. Xie will support and guide selected honors students at San Diego State University in the development and application of research skills.



SDGE - Reena Roy

SDG&E - Engineers Week Employee Spotlight: Reena Roy, Senior Engineer

Reena Roy graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering degree in 2010 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University. She has been with San Diego Gas & Electric for 12 years as their senior engineer.

Click SDG&E Engineers Week Employee Spotlight: Reen Roy to read the article.

 

Innovation Center

Innovation center

Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad

  • Apply to the $50K Zahn Challenge for SDSU students, faculty and staff with an idea for a commercial enterprise, social enterprise or project resulting in a social impact.
  • The Zahn Innovation Center is a commercial and social incubator that supports San Diego State University innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs—students, faculty and staff from any major or department on campus—as they transform their ideas into companies.
  • Zahn Innovation center at San Diego State University College of Engineering is an incubator that support students, faculty and staff as they transform their ideas into products and companies.

Events

Design Day 2022

2022 Engineering Design Day

For an in depth look at the senior design projects for 2022, please visit our Design Day 2022 site.

  • The San Diego State University senior engineering Design Day presents a collection of projects from graduating seniors.
  • The San Diego State University College of Engineering hosted its annual Design Day on May 4, 2022 at Montezuma Hall in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union building. 
  • The event featured project demonstrations from graduating seniors in the engineering program, as part of a capstone design class.
  • Design Day exhibits a collection of projects from graduating seniors from Electrical and Computer engineering majors. This event is well attended by representatives from local industry, parents and faculty from other departments.
  • Please continue to check our Engineering Design Day website for further information and this site also lists all of our past Design Day events.