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Student Awarded IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship

David Nordy, Jr., an Electrical Engineering junior and the president of the student chapter of the IEEE, was been selected as an IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Scholar. David competed with students from all across the country for this honor. The award comes with $2,000/year for up to three years of funding. The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative targets students preparing for careers in the power industry. Students

OMICRON Roadshow Bus Coming to UTC!

OMICRON, the world leader in power systems testing equipment, will be bringing their roadshow bus to UTC’s “Get On Board” Day event on Friday, September 9th. The roadshow bus will be found in the parking lot on the east side of the Engineering, Math, and Computer Science (EMCS) Building from 11:30 to 1:00. A classroom-on-wheels, the bus contains the latest in OMICRON testing equipment as well as a model

TVA Gift Presentation August 11th

Please join Dean Sutton, the Electrical Engineering Faculty, and Mr. Preston Swafford, Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer of TVA, on August 11th at 9:00am on the 4th Floor in Room 402 for the presentation of $8,000 to buy large screen monitors to be mounted on the wall of the TVA / ETAP Power Simulation Lab.

Live Internet Streaming of Omicron’s Transformer Workshop

Live streaming of Omicron’s Transformer Diagnostics Workshop hosted at UTC will begin Wednesday, June 22, at 8:00am eastern time. Each day of the live stream is divided into three sessions, accessible via the links below, in order to ease navigation of the archived video. Please see the agenda for a list of topics scheduled for each session. The PowerPoint slides for each session are available by following the links

Electrical Engineering Student Awarded Charles Foundation Scholarship

Joshua Waller, a rising  junior in UTC’s Department of Electrical Engineering, was awarded the prestigious Mario C. and Grace B. Charles Foundation Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. This $10,000 award is in addition to the Edwin Duckett Scholarship and the William Q. Gurley Scholarship that Mr. Waller was previously awarded. A veteran of the Coast Guard, Mr. Waller is the Vice President of the student chapter of IEEE.

Electrical Engineering Department Takes On Social Media

The Department of Electrical Engineering at UTC now has a Facebook page. News, interest items, and photos will be continually updated. Please “Like” the page to obtain the latest news. Contact Dr. Craven if you have items that might be worthy of posting to the page.

UTC Welcomes Dr. Raziq Yaqub to the Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Raziq Yaqub joins the Department of Electrical Engineering as an Associate Professor. Dr. Yaqub has extensive experience in wireless communications, receiving numerous patents for his work. He will be teaching a combined graduate / undergraduate class on the smart grid.

IEC 61850 Seminar at UTC

UTC, TVA, and IEEE cordially invite you to attend a technical IEC 61850 Seminar by Omicron electronics. IEC 61850, the standard for “Communication networks and systems in substations”, utilizes network technologies for all kinds of information exchange within a substation. It represents the next step in the integration of multifunctional IEDs based on the development and implementation of advanced distributed protection and controls functions. This seminar is specifically tailored