M.S. in Electrical Engineering
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Wyoming,
B.S. Computer Engineering, Univ. of Wyoming, 2011
I study analog signal processing and optics as they apply to a bio-inspired machine vision sensor based on the vision system of the common housefly.
Why I chose UW for graduate education:
I did three years of undergraduate research at UW in the NSF-EPSCoR program and transitioning into grad school on the same project (with the jump-start program as well) was too great an opportunity to pass up. The exceptional faculty I work with kept me attracted to UW too.
Current position and future goals:
I'm currently a NSF GK12 EE-Nanotechnology Fellow in my second year of funding. I want to continue my education and complete a PhD in order to gain a professorship. I feel that, in order to more completely benefit my future students, I need to work in industry after completing my education. The real-world experience would bring a powerful element to the classroom.
Advice for potential future students considering UW:
Time management is key. Devote yourself to your studies and academic work, but then equally devote your time and energies to personal pursuits. In the words of Mark Twain, "[d]on't let schooling interfere with your education." Be happy with who you are. If you're not happy about it, change it. You're the only person that can do that.