ECEDHA Lab Pros & Corporate Technology Summit
July 13-14, 2021 | 10 am - 1 pm CT
Welcome & Introduction
Join us for a brief introduction to the ECEDHA Summit Series.
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Session description to come.
11:00 am - 11:30 am CT
Bird of a Feather Discussion
11:30 am - 12:30 pm CT
Lifelong Learning Panel
Expectations of new engineers and what companies are doing to enable personal development.
Getting an engineering degree is just the first step in a journey of lifelong learning. Being able to keep current and learn new things is an especially critical skill in fast-moving technological fields. The members of this panel will discuss their expectations of new hires with respect to lifelong learning and what types of programs and resources companies have available to support the personal development efforts of their engineers.
Dave Paloian is the Academic Program Manager for Microchip Technology, Inc. He has spent over thirty years in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Microchip, he held significant roles in Technical Learning and Knowledge Development at Motorola.
Bio to come.
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10:15 am - 11:00 am CT
We Made It Happen! Real stories of student engineers 🔥
Excelling in an ECE education is one thing; putting that education into practice is completely another. In this panel featuring the brilliant ingenuity of student innovators—from capstone classes to industry startups—we will hear the real stories of what they did to make it happen. The gritty details of both how their ECE education helped as well as what we as educators can do better in equipping future teams will be discussed. Expect a fast-paced, high energy discussion at the forefront of ECE education!
Kip Coonley is the Undergraduate Laboratory Manager in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. He oversees the teaching laboratories in the department and supervises teaching assistants throughout the curriculum from introductory to senior level design courses.
Austin is a Co-Founder of Cirkit Design who is driven by the vision of giving everybody the ability to build and prototype electronics, regardless of their experience. He is an ex-Google software engineer, as well as a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, holding a BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Monal Parmar is Cofounder, CEO, and CTO of Educational Vision Technologies (EVT). Monal started EVT based on problems he encountered as a first gen. college student in STEM with a disability while attending Mission College, a junior college in Santa Clara, and attending UC San Diego for his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering. Monal is an innovator with two patents in educational technology, takes a user centered design approach towards product development, and is an expert in computer vision. Monal heads product development, engineering, recruitment, business strategy, fundraising, and sales. While in college Monal took the company from an idea to a revenue generating product which delights customers. Monal believes that improving support and access to education is the rising tide that lifts all boats to improve a broad array of problems in society.
Hi, I’m Neel Narvekar! I’m currently pursuing my master’s degree at Georgia Tech in ECE with a focus in computer systems and controls. I have an interest in rapid prototyping and embedded systems. To that end this summer I’m working with my team on a gait tracker for use with physical therapy as a part of Georgia Tech’s startup launch program and I’m also interning at Qualcomm!
Linus is the cofounder and CIO of Occuspace, a company he started out of college with his roommates. Before Occuspace, Linus was an aerospace engineering undergrad, interned at NASA and then went on to receive his graduate degree from UCSD in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Machine Learning. His hobbies are surfing and tennis and he is passionate about AI and smart building technologies.
Patrick Grady (Duke ’18) was the president of Duke Electric Vehicle team from 2016-2018, and led the effort to set the new world record for fuel efficiency. Currently a PhD candidate at Georgia Tech, Grady studies robotics and computer vision.
Hi, I'm Kevin! I graduated from Penn with an MSE in Electrical Engineering and BSE in Computer Engineering. Most of my free time was spent with Penn Electric Racing, where I served as one of the electrical leads. I am currently at Apple, doing chip-level design verification of Apple’s custom processors.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm CT
Expansion of Simulation in Engineering Panel
Session description: The pandemic era forced both universities and companies to reimagine electronics simulation solutions and expand them beyond the classroom or lab. In this session, a panel of experts will explore how universities can adopt a modern hybrid approach to simulation and equip students for success at school and industry.
Rachael is the Product Marketing Manager for Liquid Instrument's education product line. She focuses on the strategy related to the development and market integration of education solutions with careful attention to the needs of students and professors. Rachael is most passionate about augmenting student engagement through more accessible solutions in both hardware and software.