Published: Sept. 19, 2014
Gabriella Bailado demonstrates oscilloscope

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering's Senior Capstone Lab now boasts one of the most advanced oscilloscopes on the market, and it's all thanks to senior Gabriella Bailado.

Keysight Technologies delivered the InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series oscilloscope to the lab in September in honor of Bailado's exceptional work with the company during her internship. In addition to working in the division that makes the scope, where she helped to produce training videos and instruction manuals, Bailado became the first intern to travel around the U.S. to conduct client trainings.

"At first, we were a little nervous about sending out an intern with a company credit card," Sales Development Manager Art Lizotte joked. "But she's done a great job with us. And who knows – there could be a career in there for her." He added that Keysight has expanded the internship program to include more client-facing field work opportunities.

"She proved to us that this generation of engineers is very capable," Lizotte said. "(CU-Boulder) does a fantastic job of preparing the next generation of engineers, and it will continue to be a school where we recruit."

During Keysight's visit, Bailado confidently demonstrated the scope's capabilities to ECEE faculty members and staff, and she will soon be tasked with training students on the equipment. She said her internship was instrumental not only in exposing her to the different career options for electrical engineers, but also helped to put her schoolwork in context.

"I gained a lot of real-world experience," she said. "When I came back, the material my teachers were covering made more sense, and I was able to apply the concepts better."

Keysight provides electronic measurement instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and services used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. Read more about them here.