ECE graduate student Aaron Day wins IEEE student paper contest
Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD student Aaron Day won the student paper contest at the IEEE Radio & Wireless Week Conference. The paper, entitled “Millimeter-wave thickness-deviation measurement system,” was chosen as one of 19 finalists.
Photonics Online Meetup launched by six photonics leaders from around the world.
While distant and online learning is well-established, academic conferences have remained an in-person activity. This will radically change with a new conference, the Photonics Online Meetup (POM), launched by six photonics leaders from around the world to encourage access and sustainability. The free online conference will take place Jan. 13, 2020.
New electric grid monitoring tool aims to keep power flowing smoothly
We rely on a stable national electric grid to keep power flowing reliably in homes, businesses and factories across the country. But a sudden change in supply or demand—such as from a lightning strike, malfunctioning power plant or heat wave—can disrupt normal patterns of power flow. In some cases, those disruptions may trigger oscillations—repetitive, feedback-driven cycles—that can destabilize the grid and lead to cascading outages and blackouts.