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John Tobola Receives a Wentz Research Scholar Award for 2016-2017

John Tobola

ECE undergraduate student, John Tobola, has been awarded a Wentz Research Scholar Award for 2016-2017. The Wentz Research Award rewards undergraduate students who are involved in research. The award reflects the spirit and generosity of Lew Wentz, as well as the desire of OSU to reward the most motivated and talented undergraduate students. His research is entitled, "An Exploration of Design Alternatives to Increase Efficiency in Low-Power Application Specific Integrated Circuits” and his adviser is Dr. James Stine who is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. For his project, he designing energy efficient hardware to be utilized for secure mobile-based applications, such as cellular phone communication. The project will involve several key designs that are targeted at integrated circuits for specialized application-specific hardware. More information related to the Wentz Research Program can be found at :