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Students attend LabVIEW Boot Camp

The University of Houston College of Technology led a collaborative effort with the College of Engineering to host the inaugural 4-Day LabVIEW Boot Camp offered by National Instruments (NI) for students, November 20-23, at UH.

At a typical market value of $3200, the training provided an unmatched opportunity for the students to invest in their professional growth. The on-site boot camp included hands-on training and applied learning of essential skills such as data acquisition, measurement analysis, and instrument control.

Andrew Tucker, an application engineer at NI, led the training. Igor Alvarado academic business development manager and field engineer at NI, Dr. Xiaojing Yuan Associate Professor of Engineering Technology in the UH College of Technology, and Dr. Gangbing Song, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the UH College of Engineering have worked together for more than a year to establish an industry partnership with National Instruments and to bring professional development opportunities to the UH campus that help ensure the success of its students.

The student branches of several engineering professional organizations in the College of Technology and College of Engineering, including the International Society of Automation (ISA), the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), also provided support and promoted the event.

Dr. Heidar Malki, associate dean of the College of Technology and co-PI of the Succeed in Engineering Technology Scholars (SETS) project, welcomed and thanked the National Instruments team for their continuous commitment to STEM education.