CEM Student Places First in IEEE NW Area Student Paper Contest

Electrical Engineering student Russell Carroll placed first in the IEEE NW Area Student Paper Contest this weekend in Seattle. Russell's paper was titled "Analysis and Design of Single Feed CP Patch Antenna for S-Band with CubeSat Applications." Russell has been working on antennas with Joe Hawkins and also with the Alaska Space Grant CubeSat project with Denise Thorsen.

Russell Carroll

Image above: EE Student Russell Carroll reveives a first place award for his paper titled "Analysis and Design of Single Feed CP Patch Antenna for S-Band with CubeSat Applications" in the IEEE NW Area Student Paper Contest. (Photo provided by IEEE.)

The antennas designed by Russell will be used on the CubeSat spacecraft to enable better communications and transfer of data from the spacecraft to the ground. CubeSats are student-built satellites that operate in low-earth orbit measuring various phenomena with student-built instrumentation packages.

Russell is a graduating senior who was also selected by his department as the outstanding Electrical Engineering Graduate of the year.

Over the past 20 years, UAF ECE students have shown a high level of performance in regional IEEE Student Paper contests. Of the 17 contests that were entered in the past, UAF placed 1st or 2nd in 15 of them and was still among the top three in the remaining contests.

Congratulations to Russell for his quality work on his student paper and to all ECE faculty for the quality of education at UAF.