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The Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy is an important alumni organization made of distinguished ECE alumni and strategic friends. The Mission of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy (ECEA) is to guarantee continued excellence in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s teaching, research, and development programs.



The ECE Academy is governed by its by-laws. The latest by-law revision was 2014. To view the current by-laws, click here.


Minutes and Other Files

The ECE Academy 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

The Industrial Advisory Group (IAG) 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

To view Dr. Ranade’s slideshow from the 2014 meeting, click here. [PDF]


The 2013-2014 ECE Academy Officers are listed below:

2013-2014 Academy Board of Directors
Name Position Term End
Manny Mora Chair 2017
Brian Kopp Vice Chair 2018
David Wiegandt Secretary 2017
Scott Miller Treasurer / Finance Committee Representative 2018
Christopher Long
Member 2017
Stephen Horan Past Chair 2016


2013-2014 ECE Membership Committee
Name Position
Joseph Nevarez Co-Chairman
Don Merrill Co-Chairman
John Scruggs Member
Vincent Boudreau Member
Steve Omick Member
Bob Witter Member
2013-2014 IAG Members from ECEA
Name Term End
Andrus Garay 2015
William Garcia 2016
Leroy Gomez 2014
Patricia Nava 2017
Rick Shumard 2018
Gerry Stolarczyk 2018











If you would like to join the ECE Academy, please view this letter for qualifications and requirements: Qualifications and Requirements. The 2014 new member nomination format document can be found here: 2014 New Member Nomination Format The ECE Academy members are listed in the table below:

Charter members inducted in 1991 are indicated by the “‡” next to their names. Deceased members are indicated by the “†” next to their name.

David Wiegandt

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Biographical Info

NMSU Degrees: 1999 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2012




Dr. David A. Wiegandt received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on advanced encoding and detection schemes for RF systems, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University. Dr. Wiegandt has spent 17 years teaching, designing and leading diverse teams in the areas of full spectrum signals capture and excitation for a variety of applications. These applications include unattended sensor networks for situational awareness and environmental assessment; waveform design and validation; EM and acoustic propagation modeling and analysis; and other advanced sensing needs. Recent emphasis has been on algorithmic designs for enhanced distances of detection and distributed data fusion/analysis both in the field and at control stations. Dr. Wiegandt has been an Adjunct Professor in the Signal Processing & Communications Program of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, where he helped establish the school’s Link of the Order of the Engineer with the Eta Kappa Nu students. At Sandia National Laboratories, he has worked as a Senior and Principle Engineer in the Special RADARs & Communication Systems Department and now manages the Advanced RF Applications Department. He has co-authored a book on wireless communications as well as over 18 refereed conference and journal papers, and has been a reviewer for multiple publishers and societies.

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