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Bobby Compton

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs
Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs

Selected Presentations & Appearances


"Challenges & Opportunities in Teaching Component Engineering Skills to Students & Young Engineers" - 25th Annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Virtual Conference · April 28, 2022 - April 28, 2022 International Meeting or Conference TJ Green Associates, LLC, Virtual

Senior design engineers know that software algorithm performance is often limited by electronic circuits performance restrictions related to component engineering physics (material science, thermodynamics, heat transfer, electromagnetic). Project managers know that electronics project success can be negatively affected by a part's supply chain availability & package choice. Can we make engineering students & young engineers more aware of these important component engineering skills earlier in their career? Also, what if students take more software coursework (machine learning, embedded software,
cybersecurity, quantum computing, fintech, etc.) and take less component engineering physics coursework?
Based on experience in industry & academia, this presentation will discuss these issues and give a few practical methods incorporated to better train students and young engineers in component engineering skills for electronics industry careers.

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Judge - NC State Annual Research Symposium · 2014 - 2022 Event Participation NC State University , McKimmon Center flag United States of America NC State's Annual Symposium of Graduate Research Poster presentations. (typically 200+ poster presentations)

Service to the Profession


Chairman Industrial Advisory Board · 2014 - 2015 Professional Development NC State FREEDM Systems Center (Future Renewable Electrical Energy) ,

Lead industry engagement meetings with National Science Foundation during annual audit visit.