Professional Development Courses & Workshops

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management Executive Lecture Series

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The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC) prepares students for successful professional careers in applied science, engineering, and technology. Students are educated to be successful leaders and innovators capable of meeting complex challenges. The College offers degree programs in applied computer graphics, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer information systems, computer science, concrete industry management, construction management, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronic engineering, and sustainable manufacturing.

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management

Low-Cost High-Speed Simulation of Electrical Machines

Dr. Kurtis Kredo

Faculty, CSU, Chico Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

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Dr. Kurtis, along with several of his CSU, Chico colleagues, is part of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences at the University. The focus of the Institute is simulation and modeling of electric power systems with primary funding from the Office of Naval Research. In addition to faculty, 19 students are involved. They all work toward using numerical techniques and high-speed devices to decrease execution time on low-cost hardware. He shares results from the team’s research.

Presentation Time:  1 hour, 1 minute

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David Pritchard

Digital Media Pioneer, Television Producer, Philanthropist

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David Pritchard is an Emmy Award-winning producer of “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” “King of the Hill,” “South Park,” and “Workaholics.” In this presentation, he urges students to, above all, “be interested.” He contends that the development of the internet and other forms of digital technology has resulted in the unprecedented capacity for a single person to initiate significant positive changes in the world. Pritchard shares examples of how one person, using the internet, has made such changes. He also discusses some of the philanthropic work he has done throughout the world.

Presentation Time:  1 hour, 15 minutes