2014 ECE Senior Banquet

ECE Hosts the 19th Annual ECE Senior Dinner

HKN, IEEE, Provost MQP and Black Awards Presented at the ECE Banquet

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department hosted the 19th Annual ECE Senior Banquet at Maxwell Silverman’s Toolhouse restaurant in Worcester, MA on May 1, 2014. Traditionally the senior banquet is held on CDR (Completion of Degree Requirement Deadline) Day. Faculty and students are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Hawaiian shirt.

The ECE Faculty and students celebrated the evening with dinner, dancing and awards. The evening started at 6:00pm with friends arriving to Maxwell Silverman’s to appetizers and drinks. After dinner, Professor McNeill hosted the evening by presenting awards from IEEE, HKN, and Provost MQP. The ECE faculty presented the Harold S. Black award to Petra Gabriela Hartman, who demonstrated outstanding creativity and enthusiasm in engineering problem solving, practical implementation of design, and exemplary character in contributions to the welfare of the WPI community.Congratulations to all the ECE students and faculty who have been honored for their hard work.

The Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Award for 2013-2014:
Outstanding Professor: Kaveh Pahlavan
Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Yishuang Geng
Outstanding Senior Tutor: William MacDonald
Outstanding Contributor: Robert Boisse

2014 Community Service Awards:

WPI-IEEE Community Service Award- Nicholas DeMarinis
WPI-IEEE Community Service Award- Petra Hartman
WPI-IEEE Community Service Award- James O’Rourke
WPI-IEEE Community Service Award- Marleny Ortiz

2014 ECE Provost MQP Competition Finalist:
First Place
Campus Safety System
James Beaulieu, Natasha Bonina, Phyo Thinzar, Lauren Lewis
Advisor: Susan Jarvis

Second Place
Intelligent LED Display
Alexander Ryan, Rayce Stipanovich, Harrison Williams
Advisors: William Michalson

Second Place
Custom MPPT Controller
Hector Alberti Arroyo, Mohammad Affan Ghani
Advisor: Stephen Bitar, John McNeill
Sponsor: NECAMSID Labs

Honorable Mention
Visible Light Communication System
Casey Barney, Dennis Koufos, Alexander Dich
Advisors: Lifeng Lai

Honorable Mention
Backscatter Gain and Array Modeling for a Large-Aperture High-Power Radar
Landon Airey, Patrick Sullivan, Jarred Velazquez
Advisors: John Orr
Sponsor: SRI International

May 7, 2014

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