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Department News

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CU Boulder to offer first MOOC-delivered electrical engineering master's degree

Feb. 8, 2018

The on-demand, asynchronous and fully online degree will provide high-quality education in response to growing workforce demand.

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New approach could enable new lasers, faster fiber optic communications and imaging

May 30, 2018

A new light control system created at CU Boulder could increase the capacity for fiber optic technologies, enable thinner medical endoscopes and allow for stronger industrial lasers.

Irene Peden holds a photo from her Antarctic trip
Antarctic trip was tip of the iceberg for alumna's trailblazing career

May 11, 2018

Irene Peden would go on to Stanford University to earn a master’s and PhD in electrical engineering. Her graduation came with a major distinction—she was the first woman in Stanford history to earn a PhD in any engineering subject.

Andrea Ashley
PhD candidate wins prestigious Department of Defense fellowship

April 30, 2018

Andrea Ashley, an electrical engineering PhD candidate working under Assistant Professor Dimitra Psychogiou, also won the grant for her work in consolidating devices that make up radar.

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Future electric cars could recharge wirelessly while you drive

March 27, 2018

Khurram Afridi and his team have developed a proof of concept for wireless power transfer that transfers electrical energy through electric fields at very high frequencies.