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MUGU CROWS AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS
The Mugu Crows Chapter has completed its 2011-2012 scholarship program. Ten $1,000 scholarships were given out this year to graduating high school seniors or engineering and technical students already attending a college or university. The Chapter’s Commander William J. Coffey Memorial Scholarship was given to eight graduating seniors from Ventura County High Schools and one junior college engineering student. Megan Garcia, a graduate of La Reina High School, will be attending the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo with a major in industrial engineering. She enjoys the hands on aspects of science and wants to know the “why” instead of the ‘how’ things work. Alex Baucom, a graduate of Buena High School, will be attending the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo with a major in mechanical engineering. Alex wants to apply his technical expertise to helping others live a better life with a special interest in where robotics can be applied. Charles Eads, a graduate of Buena High School, will be attending the University of California Berkeley with a major in Computer Science. Charles wants to apply his technical expertise to the expanding field of computers, and he feels the future may entail computers controlling much of daily life and this offers opportunities for a rewarding career. Amy Strickland, a graduate of Santa Susana High School, will be attending a four-year university with a major in Aerospace Engineering. Amy has an excellent academic background and her instructors indicate an exceptional skill in communicating her ideas. Zachary Beverage, a graduate of Newbury Park High School, will be attending a four-year university with a major in Mechanical Engineering. He will pursue a masters degree in Engineering Management after he obtains his bachelor’s. Joel Dick, a graduate of Newbury Park High School, will be attending the University of California at Santa Barbara with a major in computer science and computer engineering. He has been very active in the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps where he learned leadership skills and the productivity of team efforts. William Duncan, a graduate of Newbury Park High School, will be attending Carnegie Mellon University with a major in mechanical engineering. He has a love for building things and wants the engineering background that will allow him to follow his dreams of being a major player in our developing world. Michael Romain, a graduate of Moorpark High School, will be attending Moorpark College this fall and the University of California in Berkley in the spring of 2012 with a major in engineering. Michael is especially fascinated by the vastness of space and the unique problems still to be discovered and the opportunity to be a part of this field. Jonathan Jerome is attending Moorpark College and is transferring to a four-year college this fall to continue his mechanical engineering studies. He wants to use his engineering skills to create a more eco-friendly world. The Robert L. Nielson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Travis Miller, who will be entering his fourth year at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. Travis is an aerospace engineering major with a major interest in rocket science. He is currently working with Cal Poly Space Systems and in a team of engineering students working on the propulsion fuel for an 18-foot rocket. He is now leaning toward a materials engineering career.
WINDY CITY ROOST HOSTS SERIES OF LUNCHTIME TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS
On July 13, Northrop Rolling Meadows and the Windy City Chapter presented another in a series of technical presentations for its members, the most recent being a talk on EW Receivers – Past, Present and Future, presented by Doug Bajgot, Engineering Manager at Cobham Defense Electronic Systems. Doug gave a great tutorial on the various types of receiver technologies and a glimpse at what future systems might look like. The presentation was well received by the members, and it provided another opportunity for those not directly involved in a particular area of technology to learn something new. The chapter has been trying to provide technical speakers to its members on a monthly basis as part of its efforts to help keep members up to date on new trends and technologies in the field of electronic warfare.
The Journal of Electronic Defense | September 2011
Joe Duthie (left), Windy City Chapter President, presents a speakers plaque to Doug Bajgot. In the middle is Tom Kus from TK Technologies, who also is a Windy City Chapter Board member.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - September 2011
The View From Here
From the President
Detecting and Defeating IEDs
Developing Critical EW Technologies: Digital Devices Move Into the Analog Space
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - September 2011