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Freshman Mark Omo hacks his way to victory and the grand prize with Drone Flight Area Control.

The grand prize at Hack Arizona 2016 went to freshman electrical engineering major Mark Omo, who designed Drone Flight Area Control with a high school buddy. The program, which also won for best software, manages multiple unmanned aerial vehicles. 

Juniors Nick Copic and Scott Jeffrey Marshall were on the team that nabbed the sustainability award. They helped create Mini Midi Recyclable, a musical instrument made of leftover aluminum cans.

Read more about the projects in Arizona Engineer.

Portrait of Clayton Grantham wearing UA polo shirtAfter a long, successful career with Burr-Brown and National Semiconductor, Clayton Grantham definitely earned some downtime. Yet, as the 1981 electrical engineering grad will tell you, “I am down in the AME or ECE lab the majority of the time, and I don’t leave until they say uncle.”

Learn more about what brought this "Wildcat for Life" back to campus in the UA Engineering Design Program blog.



Team 15044 discuss their project. Photo by Julian Ybarra.Seniors all around the College are putting in long days on their capstone design projects, in advance of Engineering Design Day i May.

Electrical and computer engineering majors Nikitha Ramohalli and Yi Zhang, however, went above and beyond over winter break, logging hours while the rest of the University enjoyed a vacation.

Read more about their work on the UA Engineering Design Program blog.

Top: nominator Hal Tharp with outstanding senior Matthew Watson. Bottom: nominator Kathleen Melde with outstanding graduate student Arghya Sain.Congratulations to the fall 2015 outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for the UA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering!

Senior Matthew Watson was nominated by Hal Thorp, professor and associate department head. In addition to the departmental award, he was also recognized by the University of Arizona Foundation as the College of Engineering's outstanding senior. 

Arghya Sain was nominated by professor Kathleen Melde.

Read more about their accomplishments in Arizona Engineer.

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