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Anderson joins faculty to help transform engineering education

This fall, the College of Engineering, Design and Computing welcomed David Anderson as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. He brings to CU Denver extensive experience in course development and teaching courses that include Linear Circuits and Systems, Embedded Processors and Interfacing, and Audio Electronics.

Anderson was drawn to engineering at CU Denver in part by the current trajectory and strategic vision of the college.

“I thought there was a really interesting focus on design, sort of like interdisciplinary collaboration,” said Anderson. “It’s a new push for design and customer-oriented design in relation to education and engineering.”

The college is redesigning engineering education through design, technology, and computing, a collaboration that allows engineering to flourish. The world is changing daily, and engineering does not look the same as it did 10, 20, or 30 years ago.

“Understanding what is important about the knowledge they are gaining here and giving people truly important skills that will serve them well in the workplace and profession,” he said.

Computing technology, now more than ever, is becoming a bigger part of everyday life. Working to help redefine and restructure engineering will allow for design, computing, business, communications, and so many more careers to be brought together.

Anderson stresses to his students, “Don’t be discouraged about engineering. The world is shifting toward technology. It is becoming a ubiquitous part of life. Think creatively, there are lots of things that need updating.”

Anderson earned his BS at Colorado State University and his MS and PhD degrees at the University of Rochester in upstate New York. CU Denver’s College of Engineering, Design, and Computing faculty is looking forward to Anderson’s efforts to help restructure engineering for future generations.

By: Diddiery Santana, student writer & communications major

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At the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, we focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.

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