ECE News

ECE Student Featured in Texas Instruments Magazine

December 1, 2017

OC Computer Engineering Student Featured in TI Magazine

Alex Edwards, junior computer engineering student from Lucas, TX,  worked as an intern for Texas Instruments last summer.  Some of his work was featured in Texas Instruments E2E blog.  Follow the link below to read more about his experiences.

Texas Instruments Blog

2017 ECE Alumnus of the Year

November 3, 2017

Congratulations to Brian Karguth (EE 94) for being selected as the 2017 ECE Alumnus of the Year

Brian received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University in 1994 and accepted his first job at Texas Instruments as a digital design engineer the same year. He is now the Platform Infrastructure Intellectual Property Development Manager for TI, where he leads a team of computer engineers who develop all the data movement technologies for the Embedded Processing division at TI.  He and his team have been involved in the development of revolutionary changes in diverse areas such as automotive, medical, personal entertainment, security and wireless applications.

His biggest achievement was being selected a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Texas instruments.  This prestigious designation is reserved for less than the top 3% of the engineering community and reflects Brian’s contribution as an engineer at a company which has profoundly changed all of our lives..   

Brian is committed to promoting the STEM fields in his community and is currently teaching a high school class and coaching a high school robotics team.

Brian’s advice to OC grads is “to never forget God.  Engineering is a fiercely competitive field full of passionate people and large egos.  Keep your focus on the big picture, the eternal picture.  No job or position is more important than being an ambassador for Christ.”

He is married to Dawn (Wells) Karguth (OC 1993), and has two children: David (17 and hopefully new Eagle @ OC next year) + Ashlyn (14).


2017 ECE Enrollment Numbers

September 1, 2017

The fall 2017 enrollment numbers are in!

There are 108 students in the department this fall, 58 in electrical engineering and 50 in computer engineering.  There are now more EE students than CE students (this flips a two year trend).  Of particular note is that we have a record number of seniors in Systems this year! There are 26 students in Systems II this fall.  (This tops the record systems students of 23 set last year.) Also of note is that 92% of possible ECE students in the spring returned to OC this fall.  ECE continues to set the national pace in graduation rates among engineering schools.  Our freshman ECE students go on to get engineering degrees at more than 2 1/2 times the national average.

ECE Enrollment Numbers

Engineering Summer Academy

August 13, 2017

45 incoming freshman students attended Engineering Summer Academy (ESA) this year.  ESA was held from August 13 to August 18 and serves as freshman orientation for engineering (a week before Earn Your Wings). Students are assigned to 9 different engineering teams, each with a current student as their mentor, and compete for becoming the top team.  They get credit for Introduction to Engineering, work on computer, electrical and mechanical engineering projects, and build strong friendships that are the basis of study groups throughout their academic years.  This year, the top three teams were:

  1. Team Navy (mentored by EE Senior David Kurt)
  2. Team Black (mentored by EE Sophomore Trent Naylor)
  3. Team Khaki (mentored by ME Senior Carter Lytal)
Engineering Summer Academy

ECE Slideshows & Systems Pictures

May 1, 2017

All ECE alumni are invited to look at ECE slideshows and ECE systems team pics.  Slideshows go back to 2007, and systems photos go back to 2004.  This is a group picture of all the systems teams from 2002.  If you have any systems team photos you'd like to contribute, feel free to e-mail them in and we will add them!  Note:  You will need your OC credentials to login in.

ECE Slideshows & Pictures

ECE Professor Earns Prestigious Faculty Award

May 1, 2017

Professor Pat Smith Selected as Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching

Our very own Pat Smith earned the Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching. The award recognizes teaching excellence as well as innovation, creativity and effectiveness in working with students both in and out of the classroom.

OC vice president for academic affairs Dr. Scott LaMascus said Smith is unwavering in his commitment to educating, mentoring and enriching students. He said Smith is known for fun, out-of-the-box thinking that transforms the classroom into an engaging experience.

Congratulations to the first engineering professor to be selected for this award!

Faculty Awards 2017

Spring Graduation 2017

April 28, 2017

Congratulations to computer engineers: Josh Bilello, Travis Clark, Preston Kemp, Caleb Krut, Renee Pedersen, Tyler Sriver, Heidi vanBenthem, Christian Wagner,  and Corbin Young; and to electrical engineers Jesse Erickson, Gage Ervin, Andrew Garman, Aubrey Gonzalez, Erica Landes, Taylor Erickson, Emilio Lopez, Greg Nelson and Derek Seymour, who became the 327th - 344th ECE graduates from OC this spring. May God bless you in your future careers as Christian Engineers!


2017 Outstanding ECE Students

April 11, 2017

On April 11th at the ECE awards chapel, the ECE faculty announced the department’s outstanding students for the academic year.  You can see the full list in the link below.  Congratulations to an impressive group of students who combine academic achievement and hard work while being integral members of the ECE community.

Outstanding ECE Students

ECE Enrollment Numbers

September 15, 2016

The fall 2016 enrollment numbers are in!

There are 110 students in the department this fall, 53 in electrical engineering and 57 in computer engineering.  It marks the second year in a row that we have more CEs than EEs.  Of particular note is that we have a record number of seniors in Systems this year! There are 23 students in Systems II this fall.  Also of note is that 93% of possible ECE students in the spring returned to OC this fall.  ECE continues to set the national pace in graduation rates among engineering schools.  Our freshman ECE students go on to get engineering degrees at more than 2 1/2 times the national average.

ECE Enrollment Numbers