Are you interested in studying Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering? Well as a junior I am just starting to take all the core engineering classes at Embry-Riddle, Prescott. So if you decide to read further into this blog which I highly encourage, I will be covering what it’s like taking the first of many core Electrical Engineering classes.
Currently I am taking: Signal Processing, Electronic Device Design, Computer Science (C Programming) and Engineering Math. So why do these classes even mater? Engineering math is Essential the last math tools you need to to take the upper class Electrical Engineering courses. so far we have covered Fourier Series, which I have provided a link to information about if you click Here
. As far as Signals goes, this class has struck my interest the most. I have so far learned about sampling, which is a necessary process for converting continuous (real time) time signals to digital signals. Learning about this and the process of amplitude/frequency modulation is pretty fun considering there are so many applications.
Too quickly sum up Electronic Device Design, the name says it all. Basic Op Amp applications in designing an amplifier. Applications and design of Transistors and more to come.
While taking these classes are demanding, don’t fear, by the time you come to your junior year you will be well prepared for the task at hand. The best way to keep up with everything is staying motivated, and enjoying what you learn. If you don’t enjoy it then you may consider studying another topic or learning in a way that is enjoyable to you. If you have any further questions that I can answer please feel free to comment or email me and thanks for reading.
As some of you may know, I am a Junior here in Embry Riddle Prescott 🙂 So far this year I have really been enjoying my coursework. A lot of my professors are more trusting in me to get my work done so they don’t collect homework anymore, and for those professors that do collect homework, I seem to be doing pretty well.
I think my favorite class this semester is Structures 1, it is definitely really cool to see how all the past two years of classes applies to the design of an aircraft. My midterm for that class is next week, and I’m nervous but, I am sure it will go well 🙂
Other than that, I am just doing the usual working (and still being broke #collegelife), going to classes, being secretary of an engineering society, and of course my favorite being a POC in AFROTC!!!
We are headed into the fourth week of the Fall semester and round one of midterms is here or at least almost here for most of us. Yet another semester is flying by!! It is so strange to think about how fast it is going and that in a few short years most of us will have graduated and moved on to new exciting places.
I am sure High School has gone that way for our prospective students as well. One day you are in orientation and the next you are standing at graduation giving a speech about the past four years. Crazy isn’t it?
Well no matter how fast it goes by, and how stressful those exams can be just remember to have fun and enjoy the journey. Good luck on those midterms everyone!!!!
October West is coming up fast! The event starts 2 October and ends 4 October, its a great time for our prospective students to come out and visit the campus or participate in some of the fun events. We will also be having a Wings Out West air show during this time so please come on by and check it out! For more information on the event please visit our alumni relations website.
Over the 3 day weekend I went up to Sedona and Jerome AZ to have a look around at the beauties of this state! Sedona is only an hour and a half drive from campus and it makes for a perfect day trip to see a new place. The area is gorgeous for hiking and the views of the natural Red Rock throughout the town of Sedona are breathtaking.
On the way back to Prescott you will most likely pass through Jerome, this town is crazy awesome!!!! It is literally dug into the side of a mountain, half the houses are hanging over the edge. I personally loved it but i would be afraid of living there because I am honestly not that great with heights lol. But, if you are thinking of visiting Prescott AZ, take advantage of being out here and visit these extraordinary places as well!!
As of last weekend I took a camping trip at Lake Powell with my roommates, so with the experience I had I feel this is a great time to go into roommate relationships. There are s couple topics at hand but first I will get into what it is like having roommates. Then I will go into how to deal with them whether you like them or not along with some of my personal experiences.
Having roommates, one of two things can happen; 1) You like them and enjoy there company possibly becoming best friends or roommates in future semesters or two, you have serious roommate problems and cannot stand them. Both happen quit often and are very possible. Fortunately for me I have enjoyed my roommates and become very close to them.
Most of the roommates if not all are also new to the scene, just new to college no parents, new friends and a new lifestyle. It is a drastic change that we all deal with, but how you react to it and how you handle your relationships are all variables. In other words no one can tell you how your roommate relationships will turnout. But with a little effort from all parties it ca turn out nicely.
As I have just experienced a camping trip last weekend with my roommates, I hvae some good advice. The tip that you should hold at the top of your list is be PATIENT. yes be patient as you would with anyone else, at the same time if you encounter a problem confront it. Have a normal conversation about whats on your nerve. That is really the only thing to do I you don’t want your relationship with your roommates turning upside down.
You Will experience great moments and sad ones with your roommates, but all in all in the end all the experiences we have together shape our personalities. So take advantage of having a roommate and really get to know the person, I did and it has been one of the best decisions I have made being here at Embry-Riddle.
All of our new freshman here at Embry Riddle Prescott who have chosen to participate in AFROTC are settling in to life as a cadet! It is so exciting to see so many new faces and watch them all learn how to be a cadet. It makes me remember my freshman days and how much fun I had getting to know my classmates in Air Force and Engineering.
For those of you who are not sure about whether or not you would like to join AFROTC my advice is to give it a shot! Trust me, everyone is nervous and everyone makes mistakes but, if you stick with it you will learn so much about being in the program. I highly encourage you to ask questions from university officials, recruiters, and current AFROTC college cadets. It would be great to see you here some time in the future.
For more information please visit the AFROTC main page where you can find general information about how the program works, scholarships, and fitness 🙂 Thanks for reading everyone!
As you may already know I am currently a Junior at Embry-Riddle, Prescott campus studying Electrical Engineering. Today I will go into the awesome classes I am currently taking to give you an idea of what to look forward to in studying this field of engineering.
First off as Electrical engineers there are many different areas of expertise to get into, which means that as an undergraduate you will get a little taste of everything. so whether you like power or not doesn’t quite matter yet because you will take a power class anyway. This serves to our benefit though as it allows you to better understand what you would personally enjoy as a career.
So as far as I have come today I am currently taking; Signal Processing plus the lab, Electronic Devices plus the lab, Math for engineers with physics, and Computer Science 1 (a.k.a. C programming). Although we have just started the semester I personally enjoy the Electronic Devices class the most, so that is what I will go a little in to depth with next.
In Electronic Devices we will be getting into electronic circuits, such as an Integrated circuit compared to Discrete components. We will also get into Amplifier frequency response, Diodes, Transistors, and Feedback systems, although there is so much more I can talk about this is just a brief description. (Note: if you click on the link to electronic devices, it will take you to Wikipedia, yes I know you may be skeptical about Wiki. but it has a diverse amount of knowledge about the subject so feel free to take a look).
The reason I believe I enjoy this class in particular is because it is taught in a top down design, meaning you see the big picture of each little component first so you can really see how everything comes together.
Welcome Freshmen! As the new semester begins we welcome the incoming freshman to Embry-Riddle. Before school starts we host an orientation week to help everyone understand the layout of the campus and how life goes around here in Prescott. With student tour guides feel free to ask us any questions you have about anything. Don’t be embarrassed, chances are there are other people with the same question.
With fun activities like movie night and s’mores in front of the student union, this is a great time for freshmen to connect with others that reside here. Its a great opportunity to learn about the campus, and meet all kinds of new people! Including teachers and staff!
I welcome all freshman and transfers to Embry-Riddle, I hope you all enjoy orientation week and learn lots!