Program can certify students for RF & microwave industry

Colorado School of Mines students now have the opportunity to be certified as prepared for the radio frequency and microwave industry under a new program developed by the Electrical Engineering Division in conjunction with Keysight Technologies, a leader in global electronic measurement technology.

The Keysight RF and Microwave Industry-Ready Student Certification Program identifies, acknowledges and rewards top students for demonstrating excellence in RF/microwave design and measurement. Courses are offered by the Electrical Engineering Division’s Antenna and Wireless Communications Group.

“Students awarded the certification demonstrate their achievements in the knowledge and usage of Keysight EESof EDA software and instrumentation,” said Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Payam Nayeri, who is also director of the Microwave and RF Laboratory at Mines. “These students will immediately be able to deliver faster results at a higher level to our industry partners and, ultimately, their employers,” he added.

“We are proud to work with leading universities like Colorado School of Mines to help ensure students acquire the skills they need to positively impact industry and advance quickly in their careers, said Todd Cutler, vice president and general manager of Keysight EEsof EDA. “To date, three dozen of the top engineering universities in the United States have enrolled in the program. All students nominated for certification have successfully mastered the use of industry-standard tools, enabling them to stand out in today’s highly competitive job market.”

A key component of the certification program is the use of Keysight’s RF/MW workflow, which provides a comprehensive way to simulate, measure and analyze communication components and systems using Keysight design tools and measurement instruments. To be certified, students must excel in the relevant courses, complete a certain number of hours using Keysight design tools and instruments and be nominated by a professor.

Contact:
Mark Ramirez, Managing Editor, Communications and Marketing | 303-273-3088 | ramirez@mines.edu
Ashley Spurgeon, Editorial Assistant, Mines magazine | 303-273-3959 | aspurgeon@mines.edu