Archive for October 2014

Electrical Engineering Program

EEYou may have seen an article in the Captain’s Log detailing our new Electrical Engineering program. And if you haven’t seen it, guess what! We have a new Electrical Engineering program! Starting in 2016, CNU will offer classes for the new EE major.

A degree in Electrical Engineering from CNU will provide you with:

  • Laboratory experience – both in our own lab facilities and those of high-tech Hampton Roads companies.
  • A study of traditional electrical engineering areas: circuits, electronics, digital systems, control and communication
  • Specialization in either digital systems, control and instrumentation, or communication and signal processing
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

“Electrical Engineering is a perfect fit for our department as it nicely complements our existing programs. With the department’s program lineup now including Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems and Information Science, students with a general interest in our area can now come to CNU, explore the various options, and then pick exactly the major that they like best. I think with this addition of Electrical Engineering CNU has become one of the best places to study engineering and applied sciences in Virginia and beyond.” — Dr. Anton Riedl, Department Chair

Look out for future Pizza My Mind sessions that will spotlight companies offering internships and other opportunities to grow in the Electrical Engineering field. If you have any questions about the program or the requirements for the major, come talk to Dr. Riedl!

 

Luter Open House

Good afternoon, Captains! Welcome to Fall!

As you know, last weekend was Family Weekend and one of the events taking place to kick off the weekend was the Luter Open House. Last Friday from 3-5 pm, prospective students, parents, and alumni filled Luter to check out our newest academic building, enjoy refreshments, and see what’s been going on in our beloved PCSE department.

Shelly Fitzgerald, BOSH Global Systems with Dr. Anton Riedl (Bosh was a financial support of the UAS Competition)

Shelly Fitzgerald, BOSH Global Systems with Dr. Anton Riedl (Bosh was a financial support of the UAS Competition)

Department Chair Dr. Anton Riedl started the event with a introduction followed by President Trible with his heart-warming welcome speech. Afterwards, several awards were presented to outstanding members of the science and technology community, including one to John Rivers who is the Director of Advanced Concepts – Force Application Center for Innovation at Lockheed Martin.

John Rivers, Director, Advanced Concepts - Force Application Center for Innovation, Lockheed Martin accepting award from Nigel Armstrong, Team member of CNU's Unmanned Aeriel Systems Team.

John Rivers, Director, Advanced Concepts – Force Application Center for Innovation, Lockheed Martin accepting award from Nigel Armstrong, Team member of CNU’s Unmanned Aeriel Systems Team.

After the greetings and speeches, guests were free to wander about Luter classrooms where different organizations had set up exhibits and displays to showcase their work.

Luter 306:

Physics Fun Park with Dr. Fersch and Dr. Monaghan

Luter 322:

Meet NAO and Create, your friendly neighborhood robots with Amanda Lee and Dr. Flores

Taming Zeus – Analyzing malware in a controlled environment with Kyle Hannah and Dr. Gianvecchio

Dr. Steven Gianvecchio with Graduate student, Kyle Hannah and two prospective CNU students

Dr. Steven Gianvecchio with Graduate student, Kyle Hannah and two prospective CNU students

Unmanned Aerial Systems Lab and Competition Team with Nigel Armstrong, Khiry Brothers, Davis Catherman, David Kroell, Austin Suhler, James Tobin, Deonte White, and Dr. Riedl

IEEE Hardware Competition Team with Nathan Typanski and Rachel Wolf

Senior, Computer Engineering major Rachel Wolf with two CNU freshman.

Senior, Computer Engineering major Rachel Wolf with two CNU freshman.

Luter 323:

Center for Innovation in Science Education with Clare Crawford, Megan Troxel, Dr. Lambert

Information Science and Information Systems with Prof. Koehl

Clean up your data – Data mining meets fuzzy logic with Matthew Rutherford and Dr. Wang

Application of DSSS in the Ferguson Center with Christopher Hewitt

Artificial Neural Networks with Dr. Zhang

Luter 327:

3D Scientific Visualization Lab with Dr. Heddle

Augmented and Virtual Reality with April Alexander, Dr. Flores, Malcolm Jones, Gerald McAlister, Jess Wooten, and Prof. Perkins

Luter 335:

Media Lab with Chris Webb and Dr. Siochi

Luter 339:

Electrical Engineering with Dr. Backens

Arduinos and Nano-Devices with Dr. Gerousis

Non-Destructive Testing with Dr. Selim

Luter 342:

Space Science Lab with Susannah Darling, Justin Denno, Amanda Friedericks, Caroline McElhenny, and Dr. DeJong

X-Ray Optics and General Relativity with Dr. Gore

Luter 345:

High-Speed Data Acquisition Lab  with Christian Davison, Kyle Hesse, Mitchell Kerver, Anthony Losada, and Dr. Brash

Senior, Kyle Hesse with Keith Fox, HR Technical Recruiter, Ferguson Enterprises

Senior, Kyle Hesse with Keith Fox, HR Technical Recruiter, Ferguson Enterprises

A very special thanks goes out to the PCSE students who donated their time to volunteer at this event: Adam Brakman, Bethany Burress, Courtney Duquette, David Hamblin, Brandi Holland, Stephen Michaelis, Jordan Schmuckler, Timothy Stelter, Juan Vallejo, and Zachary Whitten. Y’all are great!