This page explains the focus of my work in The Pennsylvania State University Electrical Engineering Department (2009-2011) before accepting an offer at Hoppmann Audio Visual in Northern Virginia (April 2011).
My PSU Lab: Penn State’s NEW Microwave Engineering Lab
Room 329, Electrical Engineering East building
University Park, PA 16802
*Also houses the EE Department’s Anechoic Chamber (20ft x 10ft x 10ft)
My Employment in the Microwave Engineering Lab:
I began in August 2009 as a part-time Laboratory Developer updating & expanding the EE432 (Microwave Engineering) lab curriculum for Dr. Julio Urbina, the incoming EE432 instructor after Dr. Lynn Carpenter’s retirement. After receiving my B.S.E.E. in December 2009, I decided to continue my work developing/maintaining the Microwave Engineering Lab, expanding the EE432 lab curriculum, and I accepted the EE432 Teaching Assistantship appointment for Spring 2010.
Laboratory Developer – Electrical Engineering Dept., Pennsylvania State University (8/2009 - 8/2010, Spring 2011)
• Renovated Penn State’s Microwave Engineering Laboratory.
• Modernized and expanded the EE432 (Microwave Engineering) laboratory curriculum.
• Trained students to operate lab equipment (Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, etc.).
Teaching Assistant, EE432 – Electrical Engineering Dept., Pennsylvania State University (Spring 2010)
• Provided ALL laboratory instruction for the senior/grad-level course, EE432 (Microwave Engineering).
• Authored course lab activities (15% of course grade) and guided students through the design, fabrication, and testing of a 2.4GHz, +15dB balanced power amplifier (25% of course grade).
• Assisted students in the use of Agilent’s Advanced Design System (ADS) software for RF circuit simulation and PCB layout simulation.
• Developed an ADS 2009 software tutorial.
Anechoic Chamber – Electrical Engineering Dept., Pennsylvania State University
Dimensions = (20ft x 10ft x 10ft)
EE432 Lab Pictures – Students working hard on their Final Project for EE432: the design, fabrication, and testing of a 2.4GHz, +15dB balanced power amplifier (25% of course grade).
*See the entire photo album here.
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