Engineering students recognized at regional contest

Eight engineering students from Oklahoma Christian placed at the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Region 5 student contest in Dallas April 17-18.

Students Nathan West and Xu Chen placed second in the circuit design competition. Steven Bell placed second in the student paper category. His article was titled “An Overview of Optimal Graph Search Algorithms for Robot Path Planning in Dynamic or Uncertain Environments.”

J.P. Karenzi, Alain Shema, Alex Tulikumwenayo, Yves Mujyambere and Todd Lukkason placed fifth in the robotics team competition. These five students competed against 26 teams from 10 states.

“Our students represented Oklahoma Christian very well,” said David Waldo, professor of electrical and computer engineering. “We are very proud of them.”

The IEEE is the world’s largest professional organization for the advancement of technology. International, national and regional student competitions are held each year.

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