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Designing Electronics for DoD, Challenges and Lessons Learned by Bill Hoyt

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If you are looking for a Continuing Education Unit (CEU), look no further, a talk by Bill Hoyt will give you that! 

Designing electronics for aerospace and military faces a different set of challenges than designing consumer goods.  ECE designs control modules for many top DoD contractors, and these electronics need to survive and operate under the harshest of environmental conditions: extreme temperatures, lightning, vibration, electrostatic discharge, short circuits, water, high altitude, and input voltage fluctuations.  Bill Hoyt is engineering manager at ECE and will talk about his lessons learned, design guidelines, and touch on some of his favorite projects.

About the Guest Speaker:

Bill Hoyt graduated from ONU in 1993 with a BSEE and minor in Computer Science. At ONU he was in the co-op program with Ohio Power and was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, serving as its alumni board president for several years.  He became a licensed professional engineer in 1999 and received a Master of Engineering degree in 2000 from the University of Toledo.

He started working at Electronic Concepts and Engineering in 1997, doing electronics and software development.  His projects include a variety of
aerospace/vehicle technologies from companies such as General Dynamics, Lockheed-Martin, L3, and Onstar.  He was promoted to Engineering Manager at ECE in January. Bill is a Senior IEEE member and is on the board of the Toledo InfraGard. He holds a patent for the software in the electronic sign of the Goodyear

Pizza and pop will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will start at 7:00 pm.  The event will take place in Kennedy Engineering Building room 103.

Please RSVP to Dr. Khalid Al-Olimat at if you would like to attend and indicate in your email if you would like to get the CEU certificate so we can ensure it is ready for you to pick it up at the end of the talk.