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Internships and co-op positions
for undergraduate and graduate students are available in local and regional industries.
Examples of local companies with internship opportunities for ECE students
include Wabtec, Solenoid Solutions, and Bliley Technologies. Students can work
part time in local industry while attending classes full time during the regular
semester and full-time or part-time internships during the summer as
opportunities arise. Students are encouraged to visit The Center for
Experiential Education to explore all opportunities available in the region as
well as in the nation.
Programmed a Universal Robot to
increase assembly volume, designed an electrical cabinet for controlling a
solenoid test stand. I programmed a solenoid test stand using ladder logic.
Designed 80/20 test and assembly tables to increase production using Vention
design software, constructed 80/20 tables and wired test stands. Collaborated
with electrical and mechanical engineers in the design of projects.
invaluable experience using both equipment introduced to me in lab courses and
new equipment that had never been introduced to me. Through courses like
circuits 1&2 and electronics, I was prepared to analyze complex circuits
and understand how they work in a bigger picture setting than the classroom.
Working in a mid-sized manufacturing setting has given me new perspective into
electrical engineering careers.
I gained a lot of hands-on experience with hardware in the loop
systems and simulations via matlab/simulink. Some of my duties helped me gain
experience in reducing labor hours by standardizing existing regression tests.
I created new test procedures to stay up to date with the company’s latest
technologies. Resolving corrective action reports relating to customer failure
in the field. Formulated and presented a design review related to the
corrective action report. I piloted initiatives to minimize labor hours by
developing a repeatable, consistent, and credible method to raise or lower
priorities of performing any regression test.
internship was a valuable and educational experience. I was encouraged to
develop multiple important skills while working with them, from PLC programming
(ladder logic) to development of Arduino code. But the most valuable skill I
learned was time management. While working at the company, I was given a
lot of freedom in regards to what project I was working on at any given moment,
and that allowed me to prioritize different projects depending on deadlines and
My internship consisted of
designing schematics and PCBs via Altium. I had to learn Altium more
extensively, ask questions, and understand the functionality of each component
through coworkers and research and I am very grateful that the company has
allowed me the flexibility to do so.
By participating in research
projects led by faculty members in extracurricular settings, students can
substantially improve technical competency. ECE students are encouraged to
participate in such a research project. The following is a list of some examples
of the faculty-led projects for ECE students:
Exploration via High-altitude Balloon FlightsPoint
of Contact: Dr. Wookwon Lee
Radio Frequency Imaging
Contact faculty: Dr. Ram Sundaram
Software Tools for Assessment of Program Outcomes
Contact faculty: Dr. Fong Mak