Attracting, Enabling, and Developing the Next Generation of Electrical Engineers: A Panel Discussion

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The sectors enabled by electrical engineering have risen in the international stage to be a strategic area of significant economic and geopolitical importance. Yet as the United States aspires to reestablish dominance in the electronics sector (chip manufacturing in particular), it faces an impending shortfall of electrical engineers. Attracting and nurturing the next generation of electrical engineers remains a pressing challenge. This panel discussion aims to explore strategies and insights for inspiring and preparing secondary school students to pursue careers in electrical engineering. Panelists include professors from the local San Diego universities and a high school engineering teacher to engage in dialogue that encompasses the key themes of curriculum innovation, instructor preparation, industry engagement, diversity inclusion, and career pathways. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

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  • Date: 29 Nov 2023
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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  • Canyon Crest Academy 5951 Village Center Loop Rd
  • San Diego, California
  • United States 92130

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  • Starts 15 November 2023 07:13 PM
  • Ends 29 November 2023 05:13 PM
  • All times are (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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Dr. Alvin Loke


Attracting, Enabling, and Developing the Next Generation of Electrical Engineers: A Panel Discussion

Alvin Loke, NXP Semiconductors
Alvin Loke is a Technical Fellow at NXP Semiconductors, San Diego, with CMOS experience spanning from 250nm to 2nm. He received his PhDEE from Stanford in 1999 and has worked on CMOS process integration, analog and wireline design, and design/model/technology interfacing. Since 2003, Alvin has served multiple roles in the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society including Distinguished Lecturer, AdCom Member, Guest Editor, and currently Chapters Chair.
Ian Galton, University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Ian Galton is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he specializes in the invention, analysis, and development of critical ICs for communication systems. He and his UCSD research group have developed many enabling techniques that enhance the performance of communication system ICs. Several of these inventions have been deployed in commercial products including in most of the mobile telephone handsets currently on the market.
Reza Kamali, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM)

Reza Kamali, founding associate professor of Electrical Engineering at California State University San Marcos has been serving as an educator since 1996. Recently, he was awarded Outstanding Leadership in Engineering by the San Diego County Engineering Council in 2023. As a member of IEEE and ASEE he contributes to engineering education and microelectronics.

Kathleen Kramer, University of San Diego (USD)

Kathleen A. Kramer is the 2024 IEEE President Elect, and has a record of leadership across IEEE, including past service as IEEE Secretary – chairing its governance globally and IEEE Director of Region 6 (Western USA), the largest base of industry members. She is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego, a Canyon Crest Academy parent, and her local STEM activities include San Diego Expanding Your Horizons and IEEE Try Engineering Summer Institute.

Tony Mauro, Canyon Crest Academy (CCA)
Tony Mauro currently teaches Computer Science, Machine Learning, and Digital Circuit Design at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego.  He received his BSEE and MSEE degrees respectively from California Polytechnic University and the University of Southern California and worked as a hardware, software and systems design engineer at Qualcomm for over 20 years. Tony joined the UCSD faculty in 2022 where he develops curriculum and teaches with the Extended studies and Futures groups, offering courses in Machine Learning and Digital Circuit Design to high school students.
Ying Khai Teh, San Diego State University (SDSU)
Ying Khai Teh received his PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering from HKUST, Hong Kong. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University. He is also a SFRP Fellow at the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific, San Diego, California.