Student Labs

Our degree programs are hands-on and offer an opportunity for students to work with industry-grade software and equipment.

Students in all laboratories are required to adhere to strict cleanliness and safety standards to prepare them for courteous work habits when they enter the industry.

SEM 247A Power Distribution Analysis Lab

Students learn about analysis, protection, distribution and integration of various power system components, including distributed renewable energy generation through the use of several ASPEN and other programs at this laboratory.

SEM 249 Angst Control Lab

Supported for many years by Darrel Angst, the Control Lab consists of 6 workstations for simulation and implementation of a very wide range of sensors and machines. The lab is used for EE370 as well as senior elective classes.

The lab has state-of-the-art test equipment that can be remotely controlled by powerful desktop computer analytical software. There is web access at each workstation.

SEM 341 Senior Lab

This lab is used in the last two semesters of the EE curriculum. These two classes, EE490 and EE491, form the capstone lab experience for all EE majors. Students design and build a product as a project to be completed prior to graduation.

This lab is equipped with state-of-the-art test equipment, including one of the most advanced signal analyzers used in the electronics industry at each of 6 workstations. There is web access at each workstation.

SEM 345 Sandorf Lab

Irving Sandorf was chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno in the 1960s when the SEM building was designed and built. This lab, named in his honor, was recently remodeled and equipped with all new test equipment.

The room has 12 workstations and a lecture area. Each workstation is equipped with a National Instruments ELVIS virtual instrument (computer) system. This system provides software equivalent to several different circuit design platforms used in industry.

The Lab is used for the EE320L Electronics I lab. It is equipped with web access and a computer projector and is often used by guest speakers.

SEM 346 Sophomore Lab

This Lab is equipped with standard electronic bench instruments and computers for simulation of basic circuits in the EE220L Circuits I Lab. Each of the 12 workstations are equipped with web access, soldering stations and all tools required to learn fabrication of electronic circuit boards.

SEM 339 Fiber Optics Lab

Fiber Optics lab is part of the senior and graduate elective class 410/610. This lab provides seniors and graduate students first exposure to the basics of Fiber Optics. Along with four stations that provide fiber optic interface to sources and detectors, it has Fusion Splicing, OTDR and various other optical components that give hands-on experience for the practical world.

HREL 300 Microwave Engineering Lab

This lab is a co-requisite to the senior-level microwave engineering course. Students gets hands-on experience with basic microwave measurements including slotted lines, stub tuners, power meters, directional couplers, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, microwave filter design using state-of-the-art microwave design software like ADS and Genesys, fabrication, and testing of filter circuits.