Ron Nersesian ’82 and Clay Boice '22

Ron Nersesian ’82, executive chairman of Keysight Technologies (center) tours the new Keysight Lab with computer engineering major Clay Boice '22 (right).

New Keysight Technologies Lab Added to Packard Lab

Made possible by a gift from Keysight Technologies Inc., the lab will provide experiential learning opportunities for those entering the fields of electrical engineering and computer engineering.

A new Keysight Technologies Lab in Packard Lab is a testing ground that will allow students the kind of experiential learning that will help distinguish them as young professionals entering the fields of electrical engineering and computer engineering. The lab was dedicated on March 31.

The space was made possible by a gift from Keysight Technologies Inc., a global provider of electronics test and measurement solutions based in California. Ron Nersesian ’82, above left, is the company’s executive chairman and former chief executive officer. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lehigh in electrical engineering.

“Lehigh engineering students are widely regarded as among the most innovative and industrious in the world,” said Nersesian. “We’re very glad to provide this support to Lehigh’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering [ECE].” With the lab at their disposal, he said, students will graduate and be ready to contribute on the job on day one.

Chengshan Xiao, the ECE department chair, said the new testing and measurement equipment will allow students to perform state-of-the-art industry-ready experiments, innovative senior design projects and more. He said faculty have already designed new and advanced courses to fully utilize the equipment such as vector signal generators, signal analyzers and multi-channel oscilloscopes.

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