On behalf of Indiana Tech's Math Club, I would like to cordially invite everyone in the Fort Wayne area to attend our Speaker Series. On Thursday evening (4/18), join us in welcoming a brilliant scientist who helped design one of NASA's latest projects. He'll be discussing NASA's past and upcoming projects, fascinating new technologies, and the many ways your lives will be affected. This is a family-friendly event, attendance is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided at no charge. While you're there, join our club! We're the coolest group in town! I hope to see you there!
R2-D2 and I had a great time at Indiana Tech's Select Tech 2019 and the Senior Project Spotlight! It was nice seeing everyone from Eaton, Ultra Electronics USSI, and Fort Financial, along with so many students, professors, and members of the public!
Community service has always been important to me, and I try to help out whenever and wherever I can. When I secured my summer internship with Intel, I started looking for ways that I could contribute in Portland, Oregon, and I found something perfect! I've joined a team of young birders (adults under age 30) to help raise funds for the Portland Audubon Society by conducting a birdathon the weekend before I start work! I'm thrilled that Portland Audubon is allowing me to do this! They've even given me my own page! It's the ideal way for me to get involved, help a cause I believe in, become more familiar with the area, and forge new friendships!
I spent part of my spring break at the 10th Annual Techapalooza Conference. I love industry conferences! They're a great place to catch up with old friends, meet new people, and hear about the latest trends in tech. Many thanks to Professor Lewandowski and Professor Mansfield for letting me know about this one!
On a cold, winter weekend, when I can't go snowboarding or skiing, what's the next best thing? An electronics project! This is a simple project using an FPGA (field-programmable gate array) and Verilog that causes LEDs to scroll back and forth like KITT from Knight Rider. I didn't get to hit the slopes, but I got to make a fun video to post on my YouTube channel!
I was honored to be asked by Harris Corporation and Purdue University to speak at their first EcoMake event. EcoMake is an engineering hackathon that is focused on sustainability. Pictured with me are the brilliant engineers from Harris who agreed to stay in West Lafayette during the hackathon and serve as mentors to the approximately 150 participants. Harris also supplied each team with a box full of components, including two of my favorite toys: Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Very cool!
It's IEEE Day!
"IEEE Day: Celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. The 2018 IEEE Day’s theme is: 'Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow'. While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next."
Electrical engineers design for tomorrow; we make the world a better place. We develop prosthetics, satellites, green energy, robotics, and the device you're using to read this post.
IEEE allows us to share ideas and grow as professionals. I'm very proud to be an officer of Indiana Tech's IEEE, and a member of the global IEEE - "The world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology".
Celebrate IEEE Day by talking to a young person about STEM careers, especially electrical engineering!
Someone was looking for my IEEE page and found this unexpected listing instead. They sent it to me this morning after they found my email. Huge surprise! A national role model! How cool is that? I'm not sure I deserve the title, but I do hope I can help more kids go into STEM.
I have been invited into the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, reserved for the top 10% of college juniors, seniors, and graduate students! I am so happy! Words escape me.
Several students from my university got to attend a tech conference in Illinois this weekend, and I am so glad I was among the lucky attendees! There is so much to learn at professional conferences, from the latest innovations to new uses for existing tech. I met several brilliant people including professionals, professors, and graduate students who are working on fascinating projects. Even the food choices were eye-opening! I'm actively searching for more opportunities that will allow me to network with - and learn from - more people in my industry, so I'm hoping to attend a lot more conferences in the future. I can't thank my university enough for their generosity! It was a fun, educational weekend!