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Blum, Arielle Melissa

Teaching Associate Professor


Research Areas research areas



  • microwave systems, electromagnetic propagation, embedded systems


courses taught

  • COEN 1400 - Project Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Teams of first-year students solve real engineering design problems. Curriculum focuses on an iterative design process, teamwork, analysis, and technical writing.
  • COEN 3930 - Engineering Internship/Co-op
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2022
    Students enrolled in this course participate in a pre-approved internship or cooperative education program with an employer that allows them to explore the relationship between theory and practice and demonstrate evidence of significant learning (e.g., academic assignments and employer/sponsor evaluations). Pass/Fail only. Up to 3 credits may apply towards BS degree program's Free Electives (even if student has multiple enrollments in this course and/or COEN 4950). Students should contact the CEAS Extracurricular Programs Manager for more information. Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA is required.
  • ECEN 1100 - Exploring ECE
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces students to areas of emphasis with the ECE department through seminars presented by faculty and outside speakers. Emphasizes career opportunities, professional ethics and practices, history of the profession, and resources for academic success. Several sessions promote team building and problem solving, and provide opportunities for first year students to meet their classmates.
  • ECEN 1400 - Introduction to Digital and Analog Electronics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Introduces fundamental concepts in electrical and computer engineering such as Ohm's Law, capacitors, LEDs and 7-segment displays, transformers and rectifiers, digital logic, Fourier decomposition, frequency analysis. Lab work exposes students to commonly used instrumentation. Includes a final project. Skills in wiring, soldering and wire-wrapping are developed.
  • ECEN 2250 - Introduction to Circuits and Electronics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
    Introduces linear circuit analysis and design, including OP-Amps. Presents DC networks, including node and mesh analysis with controlled sources. Analysis of RL and RC circuits for both transient and sinusoidal steady-state responses using phasors. Recommended prerequisites: ECEN 1310 or CSCI 1300.
  • ECEN 2370 - Embedded Software Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Introduces digital system design, including system software and hardware building blocks, and system software-hardware integration. Emphasizes hands-on system development and debugging. Uses mainstream electronic system design platforms, including FPGAs, embedded and mobile computing platforms, and Assembly/C/Java/Verilog programming languages. Degree credit not granted for this course and ECEN 3360.
  • ECEN 2440 - Application of Embedded Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Introduces embedded systems and key computer architecture concepts through a variety of projects involving programming a microcontroller in C. Provides students hands-on projects that combine the knowledge gained in their digital and analog coursework in order to engineer hardware, firmware and application software design solutions. Includes a weekly lecture and two weekly laboratory sessions.


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