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Engineering Student Interns for SpaceX During Historic Launch

Engineering Student Interns for SpaceX During Historic Launch

A University of Arkansas student had the opportunity of a lifetime this summer working alongside SpaceX engineers during the company's first crewed flight

Researchers Awarded $600,000 to Enhance Safety of Electrical Aircraft

Researchers Awarded $600,000 to Enhance Safety of Electrical Aircraft

A multi-disciplinary research team received a $600,000 award from the Federal Aviation Administration to gather information to help enhance safety and reliability for future electrical aircraft.

U of A Researchers Explore Ways to Clean Single-Use PPE for Reuse

U of A Researchers Explore Ways to Clean Single-Use PPE for Reuse

An interdisciplinary team of University of Arkansas researchers is fighting COVID-19 using microwaves and plasma to disinfect personal protective equipment for medical professionals. Researchers hope it will enable single-use equipment to be safely reused.

Electrical Engineering Student Takes Prize in Paper Competition

Electrical Engineering Student Finds the Spark at Disney

A lifelong interest in electrical engineering led to a dream internship at the Happiest Place on Earth for undergraduate Kelsi Durkee.

Electrical Engineering Student Takes Prize in Paper Competition

Electrical Engineering Student Takes Prize in Paper Competition

An electrical engineering student took second place for research writing in a regional competition hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 

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U of A Graduate Student Named SMART Scholar by DoD

A student in the Microelectronics-Photonics graduate program has been named a Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholar by the Department of Defense.

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Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineering Inducts 17 New Members

The Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineering has inducted 17 new members for their dedication to the field of electrical engineering.

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Electrical Engineering Students Receive 100-for-100 Scholarships

Three electrical engineering graduate students have received the first spring scholarships from a 100-for-100 Scholarship Fund established in 2018. Yuheng Wu received a scholarship honoring the memory of research professor Mike Glover, and Yuqi Wei received a scholarship honoring the memory of Hung Phi Hoang. Imam Al Razi also received a scholarship

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NSF Funds Multidisciplinary U of A Team to Improve Imaging Technology

University of Arkansas researchers received funding from the National Science Foundation to advance imaging technology that could help improve breast cancer treatment, protect airline travelers and advance the nation's 5G network. 

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Engineers to Work on Cybersecurity for Systems Linking Solar Power to Grid 

Distinguished Professor Alan Mantooth of the University of Arkansas received a $3.6 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to advance technologies that intergrate solar power systems to the national power grid. 

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University Researchers Receive $500,000 NSF Award to Continue Work

University of Arkansas researchers have received a five-year, $500,000 award from the National Science Foundation to continue work at the Center for GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems, a multi-campus partnership between academic and industry partners. 

Electrical Engineering Students Receive 100-for-100 Scholarships 

Electrical Engineering Students Receive 100-for-100 Scholarships

Four electrical engineering graduate students have received scholarships from a 100-for-100 Scholarship Fund established in 2018. Sajib Roy received a scholarship honoring the memory of research professor Mike Glover, and Md Maksudul Hossain received a scholarship honoring the memory of Hung Phi Hoang. Asif Faruque and Rosten Sweeting also received scholarships.

 Electrical Engineering Student Earns Intel Scholarship

Electrical Engineering Student Earns Intel Scholarship

An electrical engineering junior's commitment to growing opportunities for Native American scientists and engineers has earned him a scholarship from Intel to support his undergraduate studies.

 
 Engineering Professors to Develop Technology Aimed to Fight Breast Cancer  

Engineering Professor to Develop Technology Aimed to Fight Breast Cancer 

Two University of Arkansas engineering professors received a $19,145 grant from the University of Arkansas Women’s Giving Circle to develop technology that could help fight breast cancer.

 

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Drive to Repair Shattered Xbox Leads Student to Electrical Engineering 

What began as a gaming nightmare for a teenage boy eight years ago became the life lesson needed to discover his career path.  

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NASA Administrator Visit Electrical Engineering Students and Faculty

Electrical engineering students and faculty had a chance to meet with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine during his November visit at the University of Arkansas campus. 

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U of A Fort Smith Alumnus Lands Job in National Laboratory

Ever since he was a child, electrical engineering alumnus Andrew Binder wanted to pursue a career in engineering, and what began as a dream became a reality when he landed a job at one of the nation’s leading national security laboratories...

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ARL Funds Innovative Technology for High-Voltage Power Electronic System

A group of electrical engineering researchers are determined to make Northwest Arkansas a hub for the latest technological advancements by developing innovative modules capable of powering of high voltage electric motors for ships, cars and airplanes...

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Cancer-Fighting Terahertz Technology Attracts Undergraduates

Researchers continue the race to use high technology to defeat breast cancer in early stages. Magda El-Shenawee, professor of electrical engineering, and her team have become pioneers in using terahertz imaging and spectroscopy to image breast cancer tumors that are surgically removed through conservative breast surgery...

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Electric Powered Commercial Vehicles: Heavy Equipment, Trucks, and Buses

Alan Mantooth, Yue Zhao, and David Huitink are part of a team working on 500kW traction inverters. The research on this critical component for power electric and hybrid electric vehicles received $2,163,630 in funding from the ARPA-E CIRCUITS Program.

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Doctoral Student's Research Considered the Future by Electrical Engineering Pioneer

Doctoral student Haider  Mhiesan  said  receiving affirmation on his current research from a pioneer in his field  was one of the most amazing moments in his academic career. “I was shocked,”  Mhiesan said...

 

High Density Electronics Center Receives a Phase II Air Force STTR Sub-Award

The High Density Electronics Center (HiDEC), has received a sub-award Phase II Air Force STTR from Ozark IC Inc to investigate low temperature co‐fired ceramic (LTCC) as a solution for reliable high‐temperature electronic controls.  

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Electrical Engineering Student Lands Dream Internship

The summer will bring new opportunities to an electrical engineering student as he embarks on his dream internship. John-David Lancaster, a sophomore electrical engineering major, will work for Intel this summer. He will work for Intel’s Oregon office as a hardware engineer.

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Benton alum to intern at NASA this spring

The dream of one day visiting Mars has become that much closer for Luke Vincent. “I joke about it sometimes, and I can see [my mom] almost cry,” Vincent said. “She is a little nervous that I might actually go.” 

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University of Arkansas POETS RET program wins Springdale Schools “School Partner of the Year” Award 

The University of Arkansas Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) was awarded the “School Partner of the Year” award by Springdale Schools Education Foundation. 

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Electrical Engineering Professor’s Program Review Meeting Reveals Exciting Technological Advances

Group IV alloy materials were all the rage during Dr. Fisher Yu’s NASA program review meeting last week. 

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Researchers Move Closer to Improved Method of Detecting Breast Cancer 

Research led by Dr. Magda El-Shenawee, electrical engineering professor, is moving closer to developing an alternative method of detecting and possibly treating breast cancer.

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Electrical Engineering Faculty Help Local Girl Scout Troop Earn STEM Badges

Electrical engineering faculty Dr. Silke Spiesshoefer and Dr. Morgan Ware teamed up to help Girl Scout Troop 5327 achieve two very important badges. 

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Electrical Engineering Students to Compete in IEEE Region 5 Student Paper Competition

Two University of Arkansas electrical engineering students will compete in a regional event highlighting their research in front of judges from academia, government agencies, and businesses.

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UA Engineering Researchers Unite to Save Precious Time in Medical Emergencies

University of Arkansas engineering professors are combining their fields of expertise to create new technology that will help doctors detect and measure blood volume.