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February 1997



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Student Projects and Activities

Tech autonomous robot places 1st for design - One of Tech's robots won first place for design at the Unmanned Ground Robotics Competition at Disney's Epcot Center.

Competing robots will go head-to-head as SouthEastCon '97 comes to Tech - After 10 years of entering designs in the SouthEastCon hardware design contest, Tech students are designing the contest.

Davis wins Disney design contest - Virtual reality project wins Tech student a grant and a co-op job with Walt Disney Imagineering.

Mechatronics Course blends EE/ME issues - Intelligent windshield defogger, an intake manifold controller, and an intelligent pill dispenser are some projects from Tech's first Mechatronics course.

Research News

First full-powered smart material developed - EE researchers are involved in effort that produced a "smart skin" for underwater vehicles.

Power Electronics Group to build converter for superconducting magnetic energy storage - VPEC is developing a prototype power conditioning system for SMES.

Wireless research leads to indoor planning tool - MPRG has developed the first commercially available indoor/microcellular Site Modeling Tool.

Packaging lab established - New lab increases opportunities for interdisciplinary research in electronics packaging.

1997 Symposia/Conferences

Alumni News

Deep space probes talk to Tech alumnus - Brad Reed (EE '88) has overall maintenance and engineering responsibility for the NASA/JPL Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex.

Department News

Letter from the Department Head

Department to hire 10 new faculty members

Department seeks partners for Alliance for Excellence

New 5-year BS/MS program set

Northern Virginia campus moves to new location

Advisory Board guides, assists Department

Faculty News

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