University of California Santa Cruz

Norway

ERIC ORTEGA

I will be receiving a BSEE from the ABET accredited program offered at the University of California Santa Cruz. My main career aspiration is to obtain a PE licence so that I may contribute to small and large scale projects in various sectors including: government, healthcare, industry, commercial, etc. I am curently seeking an entry level engineering role that will provide me with qualifying experience to obtain this PE license and I am excited and motivated to start my career alongside skilled engineers who improve upon the well-being of society.


EE Program: ABET Accredited
Degree: Bachelors of Science
Major: Electrical Engineering
Concentration: Electronics and Optics
College Affiliation: Rachel Carson College
Expected Graduation: June, 2017


Major Courses Completed


CMPE 7 Statistical Reasoning in The Age of The Internet
CMPE 12/L Computer Systems & Assembly Language
CMPE 13/L Computer Systems and C Programming
CMPE 16 Discrete Math
CMPE 80A Universal Access: Disability, Technology and Society
CMPE 100/L Logic Design
CMPE 107 Probability and Statistics
CMPE 185 Technical Writing

MATH 19A Calculus I
MATH 19B Calculus II
MATH 23A Vector Calculus I
MATH 23B Vector Calculus II

AMS 10 Mathematical Methods I
AMS 20 Mathematical Methods II
AMS 147 Computational Methods and Applications

PHYS 5A/L Mechanics
PHYS 5B/M Waves & Optics
PHYS 5C/N Electricity & Magnetism
PHYS 5D Thermodynamics

BME 80G Bioethics in the 21st Century

EE 80T Modern Technology
EE 101/L Electronic Circuits
EE 103/L Signals and Systems
EE 129A Capstone Project
EE 129B Capstone Project
EE 129C Capstone Project
EE 130/L Optoelectronics
EE 135/L Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
EE 145/L Properties of Materials
EE 151 Communications Systems
EE 154 Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems
EE 157/L RF Hardware Design
EE 171/L Analog Electronics
EE 174 Electronic Design Automation Tools for PCB Design
EE 180J Advanced Renewable Energy Sources

Course Highlights

EE 101/L Electronic Circuits
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Introduction to the physical basis and mathematical models of electrical components and circuits. Topics include circuit theorems (Thevenin and Norton Equivalents, Superposition), constant and sinusoidal inputs, natural and forced response of linear circuits. Introduction to circuit/network design, maximum power transfer, analog filters, and circuit analysis using Matlab. Topics in elementary electronics including amplifiers and feedback.


EE 103/L Signals and Systems
Norway

The course covers the following topics: characterization and analysis of continuous-time signals and linear systems, time domain analysis using convolution, frequency domain analysis using the Fourier series and the Fourier transform, the Laplace transform, transfer functions and block diagrams, continuous-time filters, sampling of continuous time signals, examples of applications to communications and control systems.

Use and operation of spectrum analyzers; advanced signal analysis using oscilloscopes; measuring impulse response, step response, frequency response, and computer analysis of real signals. MATLAB programming is taught and used as a tool for signal analysis.


EE 129/A,B,C Capstone Project
Norway

Our senior project is a multi-year project that is working towards reaching our end goal of sending a nano satellite into space. For our first year, we are developing overall mission specifications and creating a design for the communications subsystem which will consists of a linear transponder operating in the high freuqency bands. Our choice of communcation channels would serve amateur radio users and allow operators to communicate with other operators around the world, limited by the satellites footprint.


EE 130/L Optoelectronics
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Introduction to optics, photonics and optoelectronics, fiber optic devices and communication systems: Topics include: ray optics, electromagnetic optics, resonator optics, interaction between photons and atoms, dielectric waveguides and fibers, semiconductor light sources and detectors, modulators, amplifiers, switches, and optical fiber communication systems.

Includes a series of projects to provide hands-on experience needed for basic concepts and laboratory techniques of optical fiber technology


EE 135/L Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
Norway

Vector analysis. Electrostatic fields. Magnetostatic fields. Time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations. Plane waves.


EE 145/L Properties of Materials
Norway

The fundamental electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials, with emphasis on metals and semiconductors: chemical bonds, crystal structures, elementary quantum mechanics, energy bands. Electrical and thermal conduction. Optical and magnetic properties.


EE 151 Communication Systems
Norway

An introduction to communication systems. Analysis and design of communication systems based on radio, transmission lines, and fiber optics. Topics include fundamentals of analog and digital signal transmission in the context of baseband communications, including concepts such as modulation and demodulation techniques, multiplexing and multiple access, channel loss, distortion, bandwidth, signal-to-noise ratios and error control. Digital communication concepts include an introduction to sampling and quantization, transmission coding and error control.


EE 154 Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems
Norway

Analysis and design of continuous linear feedback control systems. Essential principles and advantages of feedback. Design by root locus, frequency response, and state space methods and comparisons of these techniques.


EE 157/L RF Hardware Design
Norway

Engineering design cycle for wireless and RF systems: design, practical hardware implementation, and prototype.

Laboratory to accompany course 157, emphasizing hardware-design practice and principles applies to RF. Students design and implement a substantial final project during the last half of the course.


EE 171/L Analog Electronics
Norway

Introduction to (semiconductor) electronic devices. Conduction of electric currents in semiconductors, the semiconductor p-n junction, the transistor. Analysis and synthesis of linear and nonlinear electronic circuits containing diodes and transistors. Biasing, small signal models, frequency response, and feedback. Operational amplifiers and integrated circuits.


EE 174 Electronic Design Automation Tools for PCB Design
Norway

Focus on EDA tools for design of printed-circuit boards. Elements of design flow covered: schematic capture and simulation to final PCB layout.


EE 180J Advanced Renewable Energy Sources
Norway

Provides a comprehensive overview of renewable energy sources. Fundamental energy-conversion limits based on physics and existing material properties discussed. Various sources and devices, such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and fuel cells described. Solar- and wind-site assessment, as well as biofuel energy balance, also discussed. Key scientific and economic roadblocks for large-scale implementation examined. Finally, the latest research on application of nanotechnology to energy conversion and storage introduced.


Organization Involvement

SHPE Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
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The SHPE organization at UCSC is dedicated to promoting fields of engineering by providing professional exposure, leadership opportunities, workshops, and scholarships to assist members in their personal and professional development. Activities include conferences, career fairs, specialized workshops, and industry speakers.


IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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The IEEE branch at UCSC provides students with membership and access to networking, information about jobs, advice about classes, a textbook library, and the undergrad hardware lab. The undergrad hardware lab is equipped with electrical tools for carrying out projects.


CONTACT

All invitations to connect are welcome!

School Email: eortega4@ucsc.edu
Personal Email: eortega1800@gmail.com
LinkedIn Web: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-ortega-763b73b8/