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Sarah Rajala

'74

Sarah Rajala, who has pioneered the way for women in electrical engineering, graduated with a bachelor's degree in the field. She is currently serving as dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering and holds the James & Katherine Melsa Professorship in Engineering. Prior to this, Rajala served as the named dean of Mississippi State University's Bagley College of Engineering and head of the Department . . .

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Thomas Simonen

'60

Following graduation Tom Simonen went on to receive a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. After appointments at Hughes Aircraft, Max Planck Institute in Munich, and Princeton University, he joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 18 years as a physicist and became program leader for magnetic fusion experiments. For the past 12 years he has been Director of the DIII-D National Fusion . . .

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Eustace Dereniak

'63, '63

For nearly five decades, Eustace L. Dereniak has explored the frontiers of optics and engineering to help create 21st century breakthroughs in medicine, military hardware, astronomy and many other fields. Dereniak, a 1963 Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech, became president of SPIE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to optics and photonics, in January 2012. He has . . .

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H. Paul Gay

'70

(Howard) Paul Gay earned the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1970. Following graduation Paul worked in Chicago for Underwriters Laboratories and Northrop Hallicrafters.  He then moved to California’s Silicon Valley where he obtained his degree MSEE/CS from University of Santa Clara in 1977 while working at Spectra Physics on early designs of microprocessor-controlled . . .

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David Brule

'72

David J. Brule, Sr., of Iron Mountain, is president and CEO of Northern Star Industries, Inc. and began his career as a division engineer with Wisconsin Public Service in Green Bay. Mr. Brule earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1972. In 1973 he joined M.J. Electric as a project engineer and over the next several years received several management and administrative promotions, which . . .

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Elio Argentati

'50

Elio Argentati, a native of Iron Mountain who moved to Iron River, Michigan, graduated from Michigan Tech with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1950, after which he fashioned a notable career.

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