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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Welcome to EECE

Welcome to your door to the future! A degree in either Computer or Electrical Engineering will prepare you for many great jobs including ones that haven't yet been invented. Our highly qualified faculty and small class size will provide you with an excellent opportunity to get an education that will prepare you for the rest of your professional life. Programs in our department are known for the hands-on experience that students gain while developing a critical understanding of electrical and computer engineering. Undergraduate students are prepared for professional careers in high demand areas, including computer hardware and software design, embedded and microprocessor systems, electromagnetics, communications system design, control systems, digital signal processing, and analog and digital electronics.

Our "Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)" program is unique in the state of California. It was designed to provide a balance between electrical and computer engineering while letting students pick specialization classes in either area.

Our graduates have been hired by regional, national and international organizations and we are proud of our prominence as a student focused department that educates students to be future leaders in electrical and computer engineering.

Chico is a friendly community of about 88,000 people and includes Bidwell Park, the third largest municipal park in the nation. Chico is situated in a rural landscape approximately 100 miles north of Sacramento, near some of Northern California's finest recreational areas: Mt. Lassen, lakes, the Sacramento River, and streams, offering fishing, swimming, biking, skiing, and hiking.

What's Happening!

CSU Chico I-Corp Team Learns Entrepreneurial Skills

Senior students Andres Marquez (Electrical and Computer Engineering double major) and Dalton Dodge (Mechatronic Engineering major), in addition to EECE faculty member Meghdad Hajimorad are part of the CSU I-Corps program this Fall 2018 semester.  I-Corps gives researchers the opportunity to learn "Lean Startup" concepts and biotechnology commercialization by applying evidence-based entrepreneurship concepts through customer discovery.  The aim of I-Corps is to create entrepreneurial experiences with all the pressures and demands of the real world.  As part of the I-Corps program, the aforementioned CSU Chico team is working to find a problem-solution fit to help stroke patients recover from post-stroke symptoms (speech/communication therapy).

National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Grant

Dr. Alavi, and the co-PIs, Dr. Meehan from EECE Department, Dr. Yasar from MMEM Department, and Dr. Zhang from Chemistry and Biochemistry Department have been awarded an NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant for the purchase of a Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic imaging system. The FTIR spectroscopic imaging system will enable faculty and students at California State University, Chico (CSUC) to contribute to the knowledge base that will help improve the health of humans, animals, and plants, contribute to the development of clean green energy generation, increase the lifespan and efficiency of materials in harsh environments, and develop more efficient processing techniques to fabricate various chemicals and materials.  This system will be used to support several active research projects, to develop an undergraduate and graduate teaching laboratory, and to initiate interdisciplinary research collaborations within the CSUC Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, with other departments in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management, and other colleges across the university including the College of Agriculture and College of Natural Sciences.  The FTIR system with its ability to perform fast FTIR hyperspectral imaging makes it a powerful tool for the identification of key compounds in highly variable heterogeneous biomaterials as well as identification of unknown materials in a homogeneous matrix. An added benefit of FTIR spectroscopic imaging systems is that it is a non-invasive characterization tool, which makes it an emerging technology used in the structural analysis of biological samples.

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