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The department is small, but don’t let that fool you; there are big opportunities to work on significant projects. With small classes, you can form close relationships with the faculty, so you never feel lost. The professors are always happy to have you participate in their research. I worked on three undergraduate research projects, and the experience was beyond satisfying. My first research was actually in the Physics Department, and it allowed me to study and publish a paper on the confinement of 1-Decanol in nano-porous silica. Next, in my Electrical Engineering research, I used open source code to implement facial recognition and detection software in MATLAB. I was also involved in an interdepartmental project that aimed to develop new methods of ultrasound image reconstruction. This was in the Mathematics Department (I had minors in math and economics), but it involved faculty and students from the Electrical Engineering, Physics and Mechanical Engineering departments. - See more at: http://reboot.union.edu/academic/majors-minors/electrical-engineering/#sthash.8PnMqTXm.dpuf