The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

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Alumni Opinions

Paige Kassalen (BSEE ’15) is the youngest ground crew member on the world's first solar-powered plane (Solar Impulse 2), which circumnavigated the globe in 2016. She credits ECE’s project-based curriculum for providing her with the problem-solving experiences she needed for success.

Textbooks to Tarmac: Making solar-powered flight a reality

What's with the maroon shirts? What happened to geek pride?

Maroon shirts are worn by our student ambassadors when they give tours of the electrical and computer engineering department. This way, interested students and families can easily identify their tour guides.

Regarding geek pride, our students work hard and have great pride in their growing abilities to understand and develop the technologies that are improving lives around the world.

Meet the ECE Ambassadors.