We had a great turnout at this Spring’s installment of Circuits and Code, which coincided with the Senior Design Project Showcase. Great job to the students who presented, and thanks to everyone who came through. Be sure to join us again in the fall!





Micromouse Update

by Vanessa Obeng on 4 March 2014

Andrew Sousa EE ’15 has been busy working on an amazing little maze-solving robot – a Micromouse.But what is a Micromouse you ask? A Micromouse is an autonomous robot that navigates a 16 x 16 maze, finds the center, and then calculates the quickest route to the middle, from the starting point.

Micromouse Update
As Andrew explains, “We are using stepper motors, an Arduino Mega, and various other components to achieve this goal. The IEEE Micromouse competition is an international challenge which was started by the IEEE in London back in 1987. Currently IEEE holds regional, national, and international Micromouse competitions; and the way to move onto the next one is to win at each level! UMass IEEE is entering a mouse into the R1(Region 1) competition for the first time in more than 3 years, better yet, we have two teams from UMass competing! If we do well in this one, we will move on to the national competition and eventually the international version, provided we can perform.”Keep up the great work!

For more info, seehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micromouse


M5 SPOTLIGHT: Christian Haughwout ChE & Physics ’15

December 5, 2013

M5 SPOTLIGHT: Christian Haughwout ChE & Physics ’15 This game is based on Lunar Lander, a 1979 Atari video game where the player has to control the flight of a small spacecraft as it descends to the surface of the moon. The game was constucted by Christian Haughwout ChE and Physics-2015 and Bob Jeffway CSE [...]

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Senior Design Project Expo

April 26, 2013

Another year, another batch of graduating seniors displaying the best and brightest of projects. Last Saturday, the basement of Marcus Hall was converted into a design exposition featuring thirteen project from ECE’s outgoing seniors. The event went from 11-2PM, and the house was full the entire time. Children, grandparents, faculty, students, and purely interested people [...]

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Open House at M5

April 19, 2013

This past Friday, prospective students visiting UMass for open house got a chance to visit M5. We opened our doors to dozens of high school seniors interested in the College of Engineering, hoping to give them a better glimpse in the day-to-day life of an engineering student. Multiple demos were on display, including the Fire [...]

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Save these Dates!

April 11, 2013

ECE students, faculty, and staff! Here are some upcoming events that you won’t want to miss: Friday, 19 April Senior Design Project Day: 10AM-2PM, Marcus Hall Picnic: 3PM-7PM, Hadley Young Men’s Club Saturday, 20 April Senior Design Project Expo, 11AM-2PM, Lower Level of Marcus Hall Circuits and Cable, 12PM-4PM, 5 Marcus Hall (M5) Friday, 26 [...]

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ECE in the News

April 5, 2013

Electrical and Computer Engineering students Scott Rosa, Kenny Van Tassell, Tim Coyle, and Justin Kober were recently featured in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian for their Senior Design Project. The project, a football helmet equipped with a Real-time Concussion Analyzer (RCA), is designed to address the now-apparent problem of brain damage among NFL players. The helmet collects data [...]

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Mark Your Calendars: Circuits and Code Spring 2013!

March 15, 2013

Community members! We’re happy to announce the latest installment of our celebration of technology, engineering, science, mathematics and creativity, Circuits and Code. Join us on April 20th at M5 to check out all the amazing projects happening right here at UMass. Stay tuned for more details.

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Circuits and Code Fall 2012

December 10, 2012

The latest installment of Circuits and Code proved to be a smashing success with 20 projects on display and countless curious visitors. Community members, professors, local students, and the public all got a look into the brains of Engineers and the wide variety of projects they have completed. Alden Michaels’ 16.7 Million Color Room featuring [...]

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ABCs of Android Platform Development

December 3, 2012

Android, iOS, or Windows? That question was at the heart of James Schafer’s presentation last Friday at M5. Schafer is a research assistant at UMass’ 5G Mobile Evolution Lab led by Professor Aura Ganz. The lab, and Schafer himself, are focused on “elevating human potential through technology.” The lab’s mission is a response to the rise [...]

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