Baylor Hosts Second Mini-Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems

March 23, 2010

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Baylor University will host the second Mini-Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems on Friday, March 26 from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mayborn Museum on the Baylor campus. The event serves as a student/industry forum that will bring together students from four different universities with members of the wireless and microwave industry from across the state.

Highlighting the event will be oral presentations from industry members and student research poster presentations. The event is organized by Baylor, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Houston and the University of North Texas.

"We hope this symposium really fosters a collaborative environment between Texas universities and the state's significant wireless and microwave industry," said Dr. Charles Baylis, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Baylor and co-director of the Baylor Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems (WMCS) Program. "I also am excited to see the opportunity to showcase this interest area to our own Electrical and Computer Engineering students. Many of them became very interested in performing research and following careers in wireless and microwave engineering after last year's event."

The agenda includes several high-profile speakers from industry and government, including the Naval Research Laboratory, Raytheon, Xtendwave, WaveAngle and TEM Consulting. Talks will focus on radar technologies, spectral issues in wireless communications, RF system-on-a-chip design, RF micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS), and design of a wireless musical instrument-to-amplifier link. These presentations will be followed by a reception with student research poster presentations from the four participating universities and a dinner with industry panel session.

"We're working very hard to raise the visibility of the Baylor Wireless and Microwave Program and to connect with other universities across the state," said Dr. Randall Jean, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Baylor and co-director of the WMCS Program. "We hope that our students develop a passion for the work we're doing."

In conjunction with the symposium, the Baylor WMCS Advisory Board meeting will be held the morning of March 26. The advisory board consists of industry and academic representatives from around the state and assists the WMCS faculty in development of the research and education program. Included on this year's agenda for the advisory board is discussion of WMCS research and curriculum developments, Baylor's new Ph.D. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering, opportunities for participation in the Baylor Advanced Research Institute and an upcoming proposal to continue the construction of a new wireless and microwave teaching laboratory.

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