Andrea Armani
Dr Andrea Armani
Assoc Professor, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
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  • Andrea Armani, University of Southern California
    Answered Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 7:23 PM
    What an action packed question! I’ll try to separate it a little bit. You are really asking a couple different questions: 1) what makes a good electronics (electrical) engineer, 2) how can you go to Cambridge, and 3) how important is math? These are all ...
  • Mercy, San Jose,CA

    Added Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    I'm currently a 2nd year college student at San Jose State University. I'm in the electrical engineering program but I don't think I enjoy this major. At first, I thought I didn't want to do electrical engineering because I was struggling in Calculus and programming. I have now realized that I don't want to do electrical engineering but I do want to pursue a major in the engineering field. My question is, how do you find the right engineering major without wasting time. And if someone ...
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    Andrea Armani, University of Southern California
    Answered Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4:22 PM
    Thank you for asking an excellent question that I’m confident many other engineering students also struggle with.  It actually touches on a few different topics – many of which are the focus of a larger national debate about how undergraduates are ...
  • Dustin , Little Rock

    Added Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    I work full time as a electrician to pay the bills but I want to go to school for an electrical engineering degree but the college I was thinking about going to (Pulaski Technical College) a local cheapish community college, doesn't seem to offer any engineering program of study so does that mean that I will not be able to go to this school and work towards a electrical engineering degree? also I am interested in electronics and kinda dabble with robotic kits and circuit boards as a hobby what ...
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    Andrea Armani, University of Southern California
    Answered Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:00 PM
    Hi Dustin,
    
    Fabulous question!  Unfortunately, yes, you will not be able to become an electrical engineer if the college/university does not offer that degree program.  However, that does not preclude you from taking classes at a local community ...
  • Mayra , Oregon

    Added Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Hi, I am really interested in this career of electrical engineering. I am wondering if this career is alright to take in a trade school. I would get my associate's first from ITT Tech and then I've researched it that it's better to have a bachelor's in this field. So I would get that also at ITT tech. Also, is this field better to take online or in class? Because I now nothing of it and I plan on putting my full effort into dedicating myself to it, but I need to work a full time job so ...
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    Andrea Armani, University of Southern California
    Answered Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 4:39 PM
    This is a really good question, and it highlights a larger issue which needs to be discussed at a national level.  Namely - what role can online courses play in post-high school education, without decreasing the quality of the education.  For example, a ...
  • Amanda, Washington asked Andrea Armani, University of Southern California

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    Hi! I am currently a college student pursuing a Mathematics degree and I am very interested in a career in engineering, however, I am still undecided about whether or not a career in engineering is for me. I'm looking for something where I can have freedom to choose my projects, and do not have to work under direct supervision. Are there areas of engineering that allow for that kind of independence? If so, would I need to pursue a PhD in order to have that kind of autonomy in the field?
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    Andrea Armani, University of Southern California
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:39 AM
    Dear Amanda, This is a very good question, and depending on your year in school, a very timely one as well as applications to PhD programs are due relatively soon. Typically, in industry, the researchers who have PhDs are given the greatest amount of ...