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Noise Control Methods

Matt

Experience Information

Employer: Amway
Job Title: Electrical Engineering Intern
Major: Engineering - Electrical
Received Credit?: Yes
Paid?: Yes

Description of the Organization

Amway is a global corporation which sells a variety of products in the fields of nutrition, beauty, bath and body, durable home products, and more.

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

I was tasked with exploring methods of quieting the noise generated by one of their products. I explored passive damping briefly, but the majority of my time was spent in signal manipulation to create "anti-noise" which would actively cancel its opposite. This was performed using a microcontroller in conjunction with a inverting circuit, speaker, and two microphones.

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

I was able to solidify a wide variety of topics in my mind which I had learned from my basic E.E. classes. I took them to a level that transitioned these topics from confusing to very enjoyable.

Favorite Part of the Experience

I was given the freedom to apply methods from my knowledge base to attack the problem, yet was guided through the less-familiar side of project management by my mentors.

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

This has definitely convinced me that I have selected the correct path. I have no doubt in my mind that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life, and knowing this will allow me to do the best I can in classes to gain as much benefit from school as I can.

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