- All Electrical and Computer Engineering laboratories are accessible for undergraduate use 7 days/week, 24 hrs/day whenever they are not being used by scheduled classes.
- Agilent 7000-series oscilloscopes
- Agilent 3 GHz spectrum analyzers and RF signal generators
- Agilent 8.5 GHz vector network analyzer
- Matlab, Mathcad, and other engineering software available on all lab computers
- Circuits/signal processing/communications/image processing
- Digital electronics laboratory, including FPGA and microcontroller development boards and digital logic analyzers
- Electronics/computer-controlled instrumentation systems
- Electric machinery/power electronics
- Electromagnetics/optics laboratory
- Large number of high-performance field programmable gate array (FPGA) platforms for teaching and research in custom, high-speed processing applications and reconfigurable computing
- Linux Computing Cluster – a group of Linux servers with multiple processors and large amounts of memory for running computationally intensive jobs
- Private computer network for teaching and research in networking and security
Common Lab Characteristics
- A basic set of instruments including an oscilloscope, function generator, power supply and either a DVM (Digital Voltmeter) or a DAU (Data Acquisition Unit).
- Those instruments can communicate with a networked computer through an IEEE-488 (GPIB) connection, and can be controlled through several programming environments including C/C++, Visual Basic and LabView.
- Additional higher speed I/O is provided with Keithley Metrabyte cards that can also be controlled from the same programming environments.
- Where possible, the laboratory station includes recessed computers and monitors so that the space can be used as a classroom with laboratory capability. These labs share a mobile projector for use when the space is used more as a classroom.
- All laboratory computers are networks and thus have access to various sets of lessons/courseware that have been developed at Bucknell.
Get Involved on Campus
Find an organization that interests you. Or start your own! Explore Bucknell's "Involvement Network" or go directly to these sites:
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- Residential Colleges -- Society & Technology
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Society of Physics Students
- Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society)