9th Annual ECE Night

Posted: January 23, 2017

9th Annual ECE Night​
Alumni career advice Q&A

Moderated by Prof. Bradley Clymer, the EE/ECE Alumni Society invites students to the 9th Annual ECE Night, Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Dreese Labs Rm. 260.

This is an informative, casual event, with a panel discussion from ECE alumni about a vast range of possible careers (you'd be surprised!). Speakers also delve into the importance of co-ops and internships, the positive roles of electrical and computer engineers in the world, as well as the networking benefits with alumni. Pizza and drinks are available starting at 5:45 p.m.

This event is most beneficial to:

• PRE-ECE majors

• First-year ECE Majors.

Panel Members:

James Copus (BS ECE '01, MS EE '03) is an embedded software engineer who worked for Lockheed Martin for 10 years after graduation. He is now a Project Engineer for Rockwell Automation in Mayfield Heights, leading a team of firmware developers on security-related features.

Ronald J. Koch, P.E., Esq. (BS EE '89) is a licensed professional engineer (electrical) in Ohio, a licensed patent attorney, a licensed Ohio attorney, and maintains a solo law practice in Columbus.

David S. Plaga (BS EE '96) is a licensed professional engineer and has worked at Lake Shore Cryotronics since graduating. He is now a Principal Engineer for the scientific instruments line. He works on embedded code (firmware) as well as analog and digital design. 

Peter Shisler (BS EE '95) has worked in wireless telecommunications since graduating, starting with AT&T and currently working for Nokia Networks doing LTE (4G) deployments for North American wireless companies.

Sarah Switzer (BS ECE ’06, MBA ‘10) is a software engineer who worked for Northrop Grumman in Cincinnati for 5 years after graduation. She is now a Senior Consultant for Sogeti USA, responsible for the .NET website and SQL Server data-base at a local nonprofit here in Columbus.

Another alumni panel event will be scheduled in autumn for ECE majors who are nearing graduation.