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Department News

Alex St. Clair with SpaceShipTwo.
ECEE student interns with Virgin Galactic's Spaceship Company

Oct. 3, 2018

Alex St. Clair represented the product assurance group on the team developing a new safety-critical embedded system that will be flown on SpaceShipTwo.

Lucy Pao with one of the blades at NREL.
Team testing "morphing" wind turbine blades outside of Boulder

Sept. 26, 2018

Professor Lucy Pao is leading the project as part of a project funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. It aims to solve several issues that have limited the potential of turbines to this point, including the need for ever larger stiff blades to increase power output.

Juliet Gopinath sits by an optical table in her lab.
CU Boulder professor wins NSF quantum program

Sept. 25, 2018

CU Boulder Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Associate Professor Juliet Gopinath will lead a new multi-university, multi-disciplinary project from the National Science Foundation aimed at fostering collaboration in quantum research.

A diagram showing the light-control system
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.