ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 22 Electrical engineers work on the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and how we use it. Think about the gadgets you plug into on a daily basis. How many of them are powered by electricity? Electrical engineering includes everything from large-scale power distribution to wireless communication to bleeding-edge nanoelectronic devices. Within the electrical engineering program, you can take courses in electric energy systems, industrial sensors and controls, computer hardware, telecommunication, and even nanoelectronic device formation. And with our specially tailored, five-year dualdegree program, you can even combine this major with a major in computer engineering and have room for a minor in another area, such as philosophy, business, physics or math. Real-world experience Marquette electrical engineering students can work on the Dr. Dolittle Project in the Speech and Signal Processing Lab, where Dr. Mike Johnson studies animal communication. This is your chance to learn how elephants, tigers, rhinoceroses, whales and chickens talk to each other. Out of that understanding will come better ideas for creating animal habitats and species survival programs and better technologies for monitoring animals in their natural habitats. “Making a difference, our mantra on campus, shouldn’t be confined to a difference for humans — but what we can do for all of God’s creatures,” Johnson says.