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Berks hosts lecture on smart cars, cities, devices

by Penn State Berks

Feb 14, 2020

Part of the college’s celebration of Engineers Week 

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn State Berks will host a presentation titled “Smart cars, smart cities and smart medical devices – how electronics miniaturization has and will impact the engineering field” on Thursday, Feb. 20, 6 to 7 p.m., in room 121, Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Dr. Robert Caverly, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Microwave and Electromagnetics Laboratory at Villanova University, will give this presentation on the history of electronics miniaturization and its impact on many fields of engineering. An overview of smart applications will be presented and will include a look at smart objects and medical diagnostic devices. Since peer-reviewed publications are the venue where many of these applications are reported, a short presentation on the peer-review process will be provided.

Caverly was named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow in 2013, an IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer for 2014-16, an IEEE Life Fellow in 2020, and is Editor in Chief of IEEE Microwave Magazine. Caverly’s research includes circuit design and medical applications of radio frequency and microwave communication systems, including MRI.

Penn State Berks is celebrating its history while preparing students for the future through National Engineers Week events and activities, to be held Feb. 17 to 21, 2020. Penn State Berks is the only college in Berks County to offer not one, but two nationally accredited baccalaureate degrees in engineering. Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering are both accredited by ABET, the global leader in accreditation of engineering programs. Students in both programs complete hundreds of internships, and many establish their careers in the Greater Reading area.

For a complete list of Penn State Berks Engineers Week events, visit

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