SpectrumX partners with NRAO to develop electromagnetic spectrum lessons for middle and high school students

During the summer of 2022, SpectrumX along with its partners at its member institution the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) conducted a six-week virtual professional development program for ten middle and high school teachers. The educators were selected from across the United States through a competitive application process. The participants were chosen based on their experience creating original lessons and interest in incorporating more electromagnetic spectrum curricula into their classes.

SpectrumX puts out call for Faculty Course Developers: Deadline extended to Dec. 5, 2022

The SpectrumX leadership team invites expressions of interest from faculty members to design and develop courseware for one of three proposed online courses for publication on the Coursera platform. SpectrumX is launching a multi-course specialization (tentatively titled Spectrum Innovation) at the early graduate level in order to attract professionals to the field, upskill current practitioners, and support the broader educational goals of our grant and 29 institutional partners.

SpectrumX Director joins ATIS Next G Alliance Research Council

ATIS’ Next G Alliance today announced the formation of the Next G Alliance (NGA) Research Council and publication of its 6G Research Priorities. These actions are the first steps in aligning the future vision for 6G in North America with the research that will drive wireless leadership over the next decade.

Bridging the Digital Divide

SpectrumX Director and Notre Dame Wireless Institute Co-Director Nick Laneman was quoted in this story regarding how the Citywide Classroom South Bend (CCSB) partnered with the Wireless Institute and the Notre Dame Office of Information Technologies to lead the way piloting a private LTE network which can reach 1,000 families. The access will be broadcast from three towers.
In 2012, enFocus grew out of Notre Dame’s Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s program (ESTEEM). Fellows work as nonprofit consultants on tech projects in the local community.

National Spectrum Consortium launches Women in Spectrum Scholarship

The National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) is pleased to announce the Women in Spectrum Scholarship program. NSC intends to name at least 5 Spectrum Scholars during the inaugural year of this program (2022-2023). With this program, the NSC is hoping to further develop the pipeline of talented women engineers entering fields related to spectrum and communications.

CU Boulder lands Air Force grant to design new CubeSat for Earth orbit

Scott Palo wants to send RALPHIE to space.

RALPHIE the satellite, that is. The U.S. Air Force is providing support to help make it happen.

Palo, a professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Associate Director of SpectrumX has earned an Air Force Research Laboratory University Nanosatellite Program (UNP) grant to design RALPHIE, named for CU Boulder’s buffalo mascot. The acronym stands for “Radio And Laser PatH agnostIc communications Experiment.”

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