Chen ZhengZheng Chen, who received a PhD at MSU in 2009, has won an NSF CAREER Award. He is an assistant professor in electrical engineering and computer science at Wichita State University and directs the Bio-inspired Robotics and Control Lab. His PhD dissertation at MSU produced a number of highly cited publications and a U.S. patent and was quite instrumental to follow-up work in this area. (http://www.cs.wichita.edu/~zhengchen/)

MySwimPro, the company co-founded by Spartan Engineer Michael Allon, has been recognized by Apple for having the “Best App of the Year.” MySwimPro was specifically designed for the Apple watch. Michael received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering in 2012. (See more at http://myswimpro.com/blog/index.php/2016/12/12/best-watch-app-of-the-year/)

Photo of Coco Zhang-Miske, former ECE studentKe “CoCo” Zhang-Miske (BS Elec Egr ’07) was among 16 exceptional Spartans honored last week during the Michigan State University Alumni Grand Awards Gala. She is the global technology planning manager on General Motors’ Buick line. She is from Grand Rapids. More at: MSU honors top alumni: http://bit.ly/2eNJDqb. Photo courtesy of Asian Journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Detroit Zoo at night with beautiful lights.

The Detroit Zoo is again preparing for its wildly popular holiday light show, thanks to the creative design of electrical engineer Steve Greening (’96, ‘98). As technical supervisor, he helps attract 170,000 people a year to see the five million LED lights and 200 lighted sculptures. Courtesy of Grosse Pointe News: http://bit.ly/2e2Ypql

Eric Tarkleson (BS '09, MS '13, ELEC EGR) works among the residents of Tanzania in East Africa, where people have cell phones but little electricity to power them. He is the general manager/chief engineer for Enda Solar, which specializes in energy solutions for emerging markets. Eric lives 45 miles from Mount Kilimanjaro in a colonial-era guesthouse on a compound, which runs on solar power. Read more: http://bit.ly/2ddP4O9