Volume 3 No.4, Spring 2000
MSc. degree in electrical engineering, branch Electronics systems and
devices, in 1997 from Technical University Brno. He's been PhD student at
the Department of Microelectronics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science of the TU in Brno since 1997. His work is focused on
design of integrated circuit, especially analog.
Nicole Hoekstra is an Assistant Professor of Plastics Engineering Technology at Western
Washington University. Her
teaching and research interests are in the areas of polymer processing,
tooling, and recycled materials. She
has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and M.S. in Mechanical
Engineering from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota.
- Ratan Kumar is an Assistant Professor in and Coordinator for the
Mechanical Engineering Technology program at the University of North Texas.
He earned his MS and PhD degrees in Nuclear/Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Florida. His area of interest is in thermal sciences specially
in electronic cooling technologies.
- Rick Miller has taught Electrical Engineering Technology at Ferris State
University in Big Rapids, MI for the past 15 years. Prior to that, he worked
in industry as a project electrical engineer for 14 years. He holds a BSEE
degree from General Motors Institute, an MS degree from The Ohio State
University, and is a registered professional engineer in Ohio and
McCurdy, Lyle B.
- Dr. McCurdy is a Professor and Coordinator of the Electronics and Computer
Engineering Technology Program in the Department of Engineering Technology
at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA (Cal Poly Pomona).
His primary teaching interests include analog and digital electronics,
analog and digital control systems, and programming in C, C++/OOP, and
Windows. In addition to being coordinator, he is also involved in many
professional activities throughout the State of California. He is currently
the Chair of the Statewide Engineering Liaison Committee (ELC) in the State
of California, and is also the Chair of the AET/BET Subcommittee of the ELC,
where he is working to enhance the acceptance of BSET programs by industry
and by other academic units throughout the state. This includes enhancing
the articulation between the numerous community colleges and BSET programs
throughout the state. He is also the newsletter editor for the PSW section
of ASEE, and has recently been elected to the board of directors of the
ETC.Lyle has also served as the ETD Newsletter Editor and as the ETD Program
Chair. Dr. McCurdy earned his BS and MS degrees in Engineering Technology
(Electronics emphasis) from Arizona State University, and his Ph.D. in
Technical Education from Texas A&M University. Prior to his current
position at Cal Poly Pomona, Lyle taught a number of years in Electronics
Engineering Technology at Arizona State University, and at Texas A&M
- Julia Morse is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial Systems Technology
Department within the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering and Technology at The
Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Science, Technology and Engineering
in Omaha, Nebraska. She currently teaches lecture and laboratory courses in
the areas of computer-aided manufacturing and automation. Ms. Morse earned a
B.S.I.E. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.S. in
Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Auburn University, where she also
worked with Auburn Industrial Extension Service. Her work in industry
includes engineering experience in quality control, industrial engineering,
and design and development functions for automotive parts manufacturers in
North Carolina and Germany.
received the M.E. degree in electrical engineering in 1972 and the Ph.D.
degree in l977, both from Technical University Brno. He joined the institute
of Telecommunications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science of the TU in Brno and since 1997 is in a Full Professor position.
His research work is concentrated to problems aimed to accuracy of analog
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