Tinkering to Transistors: Jimmy Lu Has a Plan

The PlayStation 4 got Jimmy Lu into electrical engineering. The junior first tinkered with electronics while playing his game system. This troubleshooting grew into a love for diagnosing and fixing things. 

“My PS4 was acting up and I realized that the cooling system was off,” Lu said. “I opened it and took it apart to see the problem. This ended up being a hobby that got me interested in studying more about electronics.”

FAMU-FSU Engineering Alum Receives 2024 BEYA Trailblazer Award

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering alum Lance Ellerbe was honored with the prestigious Science Spectrum Trailblazer award at the 38th Black Engineer Award (BEYA) STEM DTX Conference held earlier this year.

Ellerbe is an engineering & technology manager for Lockheed Martin.

The Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award recognizes individuals who significantly impact science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Professionals are celebrated for their innovative contributions and pavement of new paths in the field, reflecting their dedication and excellence.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Great Books Inspire This Undergrad’s Engineering Path

Ben Covitz is a senior at Florida State University and an electrical and computer engineering student at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

The Boca Raton native loves books and avidly trains in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He even says it’s helped him be a better engineering student. Recently he shared some thoughts about his engineering journey so far: