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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (EE)

Major Overview
Electrical Engineering involves the design, development, testing and supervision of the manufacture of electrical equipment. Some of this equipment includes electric motors, machinery controls, lighting, and wiring in buildings, automobiles, aircraft, radar and navigation systems, and power-generating, controlling, and transmission devices used by electric utilities.

Electrical engineering graduates are heavily recruited by large and small companies for positions throughout the United States and abroad. These companies include computer, aerospace and automotive companies, telephone and power utilities, and electronics manufacturers, as well as companies in many other industries. There are also positions available in many government agencies.

Faculty:
Edward Asikele, PhD, PE, PCP (937) 708 5657 easikele@wilberforce.edu
Khalil Habash BS, MS (937) 708 5666 khabash@wilberforce.edu
Deok Nam PhD (937) 708 5624 dnam@wilberforce.edu
Chih T Chen PhD (937) 708 5682 cchen@wilberforce.edu
Herb Stewart BS,MS (937) 708 5448 hstewart@wilberforce.edu

Special Programs and Projects:
The Electrical Engineering Program at Wilberforce University was developed from Research Institute for Technical Careers established with a $1.3 million grant from NASA Lewis Research Center. Over the years, electrical engineering students have participated in various special programs such as WISE (Wilberforce Intensive Summer Experience), NNSA and STEP-UP programs. Electrical Engineering students have the opportunity to minor in Nuclear Engineering through a joint program with The Ohio State University. The joint program provides our students employment and internship opportunity at Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Idaho National Nuclear Laboratory, Pacific Northwest Nuclear Laboratory, and Dominion Nuclear Power Plant.

Most Popular Class:
The popular classes for Electrical Engineering students include Automatic Control, Microprocessor and Integrated Circuit Design. These courses provide the electrical engineering students hands-on experience in engineering analysis and design.

Research Opportunities:
Electrical Engineering students have the opportunity to conduct research side by side with faculty mentors in government funded research such as NASA, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Naval Research, and National Science Foundation. Also, our students have conducted research at government laboratories.

Special Interest Story:
Experience gained at Wilberforce University has enabled Electrical Engineering graduates to excel in their internships at NASA Lewis Research Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Graduates from the Electrical Engineering program have completed their graduate studies at Wright State University, University of Tennessee, and The Ohio State University.

Publications:
Edward Asikele, Ph.D., P.E., CCP, CSP
Minor in Nuclear Engineering at WU and CSU – Successes and Challenges, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Reno, NV, Winter 2008, Volume 99, pg. 114.

Nuclear Engineering Program at Wilberforce University: Important Course of Study for the Future, Wilberforce University Faculty Journal, Spring 2008, volume 1, pg. 30.

Implementing an Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering Minor at Wilberforce University, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Albuquerque, NM, Winter 2006, Volume 95, pg. 1005.

Linear State-Space System Identification: A New Mathematical Formulation, The Ohio Journal of Science, April 1995, Volume 95.

“Adaptive Control for Just-In-Time Manufacturing Applications”, Doctorial Dissertation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio, 1994.

“The Effects of Just-in-Time Philosophy on Machine Utilization and Tool Life,” Flexible Assembly Systems, 1991, 33, pp. 103 - 106.

Student Presentations in Electrical Engineering and Related Majors:  
Royel Bridges, High Pass Filters Applications, The Ohio Science and Engineering Alliance, Student Research Forum, Columbus, 2008.

Kenya Carrington, Active Bandpass Filters Application, Ohio Aerospace Grant Consortium Student Research Forum, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, April 2008.

Sheriff Ceesay, Microprocessor for Robotics, Ohio Aerospace Grant Consortium Student Research Forum, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, April 2006.

Sheriff Ceesay, Simulation of GPS Communication Using Unmanned Vehicle, Students Achievement in Research and Scholarship Conference, OBOR, Bowling Green, 2005.

Shavon Edmonds, Internet Measurements of Packet Reordering, The Ohio Science and Engineering Alliance, Student Research Forum, Columbus, 2006.

Shavon Edmonds, Radiation Detector, North Anna Power Plant, Ohio Aerospace Grant Consortium Student Research Forum, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, April 2007.

Na-Imah Jones, Arithmetic and Logic Unit Using B2Logic Simulation, Ohio Aerospace Grant Consortium Student Research Forum, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, April 2005.

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