Electrical engineering student to compete in Ottawa

Texas A&M's Jeffrey Jensen will compete in the PATW contest in Ottawa in September.Jeffrey Jensen, a Texas A&M University graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will travel to Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 10 to present at The Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Americas Regional Present Around the World (PATW) competition.In April Jensen (pictured left) was the runner up in the Texas PATW competition where nine teams from the University of Texas and Texas A&M presented science and engineering topics to a panel of judges.Jensen, a native of Fort Collins, Colo., presented a project to develop an adaptive communications system using open source radio software. Jensen graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in electrical engineering in May 2010 and is currently pursuing a master's degree. Kyle Fernald from the University of Texas at Austin won the Texas competition for his presentation of a project to develop a gesture-based music synthesizer.A group of 12 students and young professionals from Trinidad and Tobago, Texas, New England, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa will compete for a chance to present at the PATW finals in London in November. The PATW finals competition is a chance for individuals from around the globe to showcase their academic prowess and their ability to communicate technical topics at a comprehensive level.Since its inception in the United Kingdom in 1871, IET has become a leading professional organization. The IET has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.  Providing a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas, IET promotes the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world. http://www.ece.tamu.edu/NewsAndEvents/Newsletter/Vol11No1/news_patw.php