Spotlights in Electrical & Computer Engineering

"Set goals!  I cannot overstate the importance of setting goals." -Dr. Mark Trudgen, Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and P.E.

Dr. Mark J. Trudgen was promoted to Senior Lecturer this past summer 2023, and recently took and passed the The Principles and Practice of Engineering (P.E.) exam issued by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. "The Principles and Practice of Engineering (P.E.) exam tests for a minimum level of competency in a particular engineering discipline. It is designed for engineers who have gained a minimum of four years post-college work experience in their chosen engineering discipline." Congratulations to Dr. Trudgen for passing both the P.E. exam this fall semester ! Read more >>> about Dr. Trudgen, how he joined the UGA Faculty, and what it took to pass the P.E. exam.

"At a young age I was interested in avionics and aerospace. I was interested in math and science. I got a tour of Delta Airlines Tech Ops and was able to see the engines taken apart and I thought that was the coolest thing ever." -Sohpia Palomino, University of Georgia Student in Electrical Engineering

Sophia Palomino is a 4th year Electrical Engineering student from Tucker, GA. Sophia has been interning with Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, Georgia, with a focus on testing the G400 and G700 programs. Read more about her experiences in engineering at UGA and during her time interning at Gulfstream Aerospace here >>>


Twenty-four high school students attended the B.L.A.C.K. in Engineering Summer Academy Camp offered by the College of Engineering at UGA this past June. The Building Leaders through Analysis, Conceptualization, and Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K.) in Engineering summer academy camp focus is to expand young adults’ experiences in engineering through critical thinking and teamwork with a specialty in electrical and computer engineering. This is the second year of the B.L.A.C.K. Engineering Summer Academy camp with generous funds donated the NCR Foundation of the NCR Corporation in Atlanta, GA.

“…the highlight for me was seeing the joy from the students when they finally figured something out. Some managed to do some really creative things and they were very inquisitive about how what they learned this week could translate into an engineering major.”

Read more >>> about the 2023 B.L.A.C.K. in Engineering Summer Camp at UGA.

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