An Engineering Student's Opportunity to Present Research
March 09, 2020
Pratik Shrestha, a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Engineering program with a concentration in Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded funding through the Academic Conference Fund to present his research titled Wireless Communication between FPGA and Microcontroller. The main idea of his research centered around transmitting and receiving data from a microcontroller unit to FPGA unit wirelessly using Bluetooth. The results showed that combining devices like FPGA and a microcontroller can speed up the overall processing and can be used in a wide variety of other applications.
The conference he presented at was called the IEEE CCWC 2020 10th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference and took place at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. This was Praik’s first time attending and presenting in an international setting and he had the chance to improve his communication skills extensively. He had the opportunity to meet many people who are working in similar research as his, speak with high scholars from around the world, and listen to keynote speakers that shared their knowledge in other fields. It was a very productive professional growth experience.
Pratik has always enjoyed working with electronic gadgets and computers and enjoys learning new things in his field. He is thankful for the opportunity to further his knowledge in a field he is passionate about. He plans to continue making steps to enhance his professional growth and set himself up for success in the world of engineering.