May 9, 2007
More than 400 Carnegie Mellon students exhibited their projects at this spring's 12th annual "Meeting of the Minds" undergraduate research symposium, including more than 70 students from the ECE Department.
"The Meeting of the Minds celebrates the true essence of Carnegie Mellon because nothing is more central or more important to the university's mission than encouraging student research," said Stephanie Wallach, director of the Undergraduate Research Office (URO) and Fellowships Resource Advising Center. The symposium is organized by the URO.
Several ECE students won awards at the event's competitions, which were sponsored by corporations, departments, honor societies, and individuals. Read on for the ECE winners.
Organized by Carnegie Mellon's chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the ECE National Honor Society, this competition encourages undergraduates in ECE to present their projects and motivates them to learn from others' work.
This competition is open to all students with research projects related to audio: technology, signal processing, or education. Returning again as one of the judges was an ECE alumnus: David Breece, III, (B.S. 2002) is an electrical engineer in Home Entertainment Advanced Development at Bose Corporation.
All students conducting research through the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) Honors Program participate in this competition. The following ECE faculty were among the judges: James Hoe, Jelena Kovacevic, Radu Marculescu, and Tom Sullivan.
This independently sponsored competition is open to students presenting posters in the quantitative sciences. A generous grant for the Sigma Xi Competition was provided by the Mellon College of Science. Sigma Xi is a national honor society for those in scientific research.
The purpose of this competition is to encourage undergraduate projects and research in statistics and its applications, to inform faculty and students about these projects, and to encourage cross-departmental interaction.
This competition awards a creative project that exemplifies or explores the zone between art and science and impacts the local or global community. The recipients were selected by research fellows and staff of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.
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