Our presenters, David Rankin and Cory Smith, invite you to join us on March 6th at 6:00 pm in Engr B101
Dave Rankin is a graduate from the United States Air Force Academy with a bachelors in Electrical Engineering. After his time in the service, he returned to school to get his MBA at Georgia State University. Dave has spent his entire career in Aerospace. Begining with the USAF, continuing on to Adam Aircraft, and currently heading a small company, Peregrine Avionics, Dave has found ways to succeed in an industry that’s not always so friendly. His experiences have helped lead him to owning his own company. Today, he uses his engineering degree to solve a large variety of problems. For infomration about the company, please visit http://www.peregrine.aero
Cory Smith is a recent graduate of Colorado State University’s Electrical Engineering department and began working at Pergrine post graduation. He began with a passion for aerospace, but chose electrical engineering. When the time came, an aerospace opportunity came and now he is working with the FAA and flying in small aircraft as a job.
Dr. Tony Maciejewski invites you to join us on Monday, February 13th, at 5:30pm in Clark A 204
A revolution is happening in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Colorado State University. Armed with a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation, CSU is the only ECE department out of the original six schools charged with leading scalable and sustainable change in engineering education for the nation.
Aiming to reverse the unacceptable retention trend and overcome the barriers that prevent engineering graduates from feeling fully prepared for the challenges of the profession, the team of CSU educators is paving the way to change through a new model that redefines what it means to both teach and learn in the ECE department. Rather than teaching courses in isolation, multifaceted faculty teams approach the degree as an integrated system. Using familiar applications such as the smart phone, the teams will work to hook students’ interest earlier by helping them see how concepts connect across the curriculum and how that knowledge relates to the real world.
Our presenters Alan and Janet Krech invite you to join us on Monday, January 30th, at 5:30pm in Engr B101!
Alan Krech grew up in S. Carolina and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BSEE from Virginia Tech in 1988. A design job in the Computer Graphics lab at Hewlett-Packard (HP) led him to Ft. Collins where he met Janet Haley at a summer internship in the same lab at HP. Exploring Colorado mountains, and playing soccer and volleyball led to a magical friendship. Janet graduated with honors from CSU with a BSEE in 1989 with a concentration in Computer Engineering. Alan has been a digital logic designer his entire career, with HP and associated spin-offs. He is currently a Senior Lead Designer for Advantest Corporation, planning and creating the next generation of IC Test Equipment in the local office. Janet was a Product Engineer for NCR’s Semiconductor Products Division and associated spinoffs for 8 years and now puts her process improvement skills to work in local volunteer projects. They hope to inspire you with insight on the variety of options for ECE graduates and how your personality may determine what kind of career path you wish to seek.