Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Electrical and Computer
The trend is clear, technology innovations will increase at even faster rates in the future. This has been particularly true in communications as RF technology becomes ubiquitous in daily life. The IoT explosion and 5G revolution are driving increased demand for RF engineers posing a challenge to how schools keep up with that demand, and best prepare the next generation of RF engineers.
This session will be a panel discussion bringing together voices from multiple universities sharing how they are each innovating their RF curriculum and helping prepare engineering students ready to tackle tomorrow’s RF challenges. More specifically, we will learn about how 4 universities are taking advantage of partnerships with industry to accelerate their impact.
These universities have collaborated with XXXXX to align curricula with industry needs. The students from these programs demonstrate RF technical knowledge, design expertise, and hands-on measurement proficiency. The students learn more effectively through the hands-on experience, they find the curricula and labs more meaningful, and the students are taught with the latest software tools and instruments used in industry today. The universities participating in the YYYYY Industry-Ready Student Certification Program provide engineers demonstrating immediate value to their prospective employers while helping to ensure student academic as well as career success. The panel will highlight what strategies each of these universities have adopted leveraging XXXX RF and Microwave Industry-Ready Student Certification Program to develop RF industry-ready engineers. These include partnering with other third-party companies, use of particular resources, etc. Attendees will be inspired with ideas of what they too might be able to leverage to help prepare the next generation of RF engineers to start contributing to the abundant RF technology opportunities.
Messinger, E., & Melde, K. L., & Chisum, J., & Urbina, J., & Wang, J., & Ralph, S. E. (2018, June), Different Strategies for Preparing Students to Tackle the RF Engineering Challenges of Tomorrow: a Panel Discussion Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30334
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