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John Penvenne

Lecturer

Phone: (805) 756-2728 (prefer email)
Email: jpenvenn@calpoly.edu
Office: 20A-310

Winter 2023 Schedule
 

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:10-8:30 AM  

 

 

 

 
8:40-9:00 AM          
9:10-9:30 AM        

 

9:40-10:00 AM          
10:10-10:30 AM

EE 322-01

(20-126)

 

EE 322-01

(20-126)

 

EE 322-01

(20-126)

10:40-11:00 AM    
11:10-11:30 AM

EE 322-02

(20-126)

 

EE 322-02

(20-126)

 

EE 322-02

(20-126)

11:40 AM-12:00 PM    
12:10-12:30 PM  

 

 

EE 251-03

(20-126)

 
12:40-1:00 PM        
1:10-1:30 PM

EE 424-01

(10-115)

 

EE 424-01

(10-115)

EE 424-01

(10-115)

1:40-2:00 PM  
2:10-2:30 PM        
2:40-3:00 PM  

zoom meets

(by appt)

office hour

(20A-310)

office hour

(20A-310)

3:10-3:30 PM  

EE 251-04

(20-126)

3:40-4:00 PM  
4:10-4:30 PM  
4:40-5:00 PM        
5:10-5:30 PM        
5:40-6:00 PM        
6:10-6:30 PM  

EE 424-02

(20-136)

     
6:40-7:00 PM        
7:10-7:30 PM        
7:40-8:00 PM        
8:10-8:30 PM        
8:40-9:00 PM        
9:10-9:30 PM          
9:40-10:00 PM          

Biography

During 30 years as a practicing engineer in California (Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo), John has completed numerous design/development projects in support of commercial production, scientific research and oceanographic operations. After working for Hewlett Packard and a few small technology firms, John helped launch two successful start-ups in the 1990's. Since 1998, he has maintained an active engineering consultancy on the central coast. John is a registered Electrical Engineer in California. He began teaching at Cal Poly in 2014.

Education

  • MSEE - University of California, Santa Barbara
  • BSEE - Duke University

Specialties

  • embedded, real-time & autonomous systems
  • industrial automation & motion control
  • sensors & electronics for environmental monitoring
  • oceanographic instrumentation, primarily acoustics
  • engineering documentation & technical writing

Courses Taught

  (most recent first)

  • EE 329 - Programmable Logic and Microprocessor-Based Systems Design
  • EE 251 - Electric Circuits Laboratory
  • BRAE 425 - Computer Controls for Agriculture
  • BRAE 345 - Aerial Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • BRAE 324 - Principles of Agricultural Electrification
  • MSCI 330 - Technologies for Ocean Discovery
  • BRAE 348 - Energy for a Sustainable Society
  • BRAE 328 - Measurements and Computer Interfacing
  • IME 356 - Manufacturing Automation
  • BRAE 133 - Introduction to Engineering Design Graphics
  • BRAE 232 - Agricultural Structures Planning

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