There are a variety of activities in which students may participate outside of the classroom. The diversity and number of organizations in the department reflect the wide range our students' professional interests. A partial list of student organizations follows:
EE students are invited to join the IEEE student branch chapter. You may obtain applications at the IEEE mailbox in the EE office, 332 Bonner Hall. Notices of IEEE meetings and social events are posted throughout the first three floors of Bonner Hall.
Student Branch Office: 404 Furnas Hall
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Zirnheld
Honorary Electrical Engineering Society. Junior and Senior students with outstanding academic achievement are elected to membership.
Office : 404 Furnas
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dimitris Pados, 645-1150
The Graduate Student Association is the representative body for graduate students at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Its two key purposes can be divided into representation and services. Its funds are derived from the Mandatory Student Fee ($48 on your bill) and are used to pay GSA staff and fund numerous programs and services offered to GSA members.
SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science. We are brought together by heritage, social responsibility and the desire to improve the equality of all people through the use of science and technology. We value excellence in education, professional pursuits and leadership. We gain excellence through integrity, empowerment, achievement, diversity and continuous improvement.
The Society of Women Engineers stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders by expanding the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life and by demonstrating the value of diversity. They inform young women and the general public of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities that are open to them. SWE serves as a center of information on women in engineering and encourages women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement.
The Electrical Engineering Department is represented in the Engineering Student Government by its students. Frequently, these students serve as officers and members of different committees which are vital to the administration of SEAS student activities.
Tau Beta Pi provides an engineering-wide honor society for juniors and seniors demonstrating exceptional academic performance.
A false color image obtained by an EE lab with a streak camera showing the ultra-fast (picosecond) time-resolved photoluminescence of an InGaN/GaN multiple-quantum well. The camera obtains images with a time resolution of 20 ps.>>
IIn a collaboration between an EE group and several other departments, an EE graduate student has demonstrated the ability to trap 2.5um diameter polysterene microspheres in a matrix using a single scanning laser beam.>>
EE faculty are developing nanostructured solar cells that exploit Multiple Exciton Generation (MEG) in nanocrystal quantum dots. The image shows the device structure schematic on the left and the actual micrograph of the fabricated structure. >>
NIH has funded EE faculty researchers to develop novel colorimetric sensors based on a novel holographic interferometry method for producing 1-D, 2-D and 3-D photonic bandgap structures. These structures are being studied for applications in wound healing. >>