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Scholar Spotlight: Kaylie Maddux

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

Kaylie  Maddux
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Kaylie is pursuing a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. After graduating from high school, she attended community college and earned an AS in Physics from Pikes Peak Community College. She then transferred to UCCS where she is studying electrical engineering. She entered an accelerated masters program track to enable her to complete her undergraduate and masters degrees more quickly. Her current research is in modeling and control of lithium-ion batteries, work that is so relevant and vital in today’s electronic and connected world. This research involves both an understanding of the electrochemical behavior of battery cells as well as control theory. Kaylie says, “Having a strong background in controls will enable me to apply control theory to nearly any field.”  She also has an interest in the electrochemical side of battery cells and would like to continue delving into the inner workings of the chemistry of battery cells.

Her long-range career objectives are to continue pursuing research in the field of controls and battery modeling aiding the understanding and safety of use for lithium-ion batteries.  Kaylie has received many honors, including a Certificate of Merit from the Colorado Engineering Council (CEC).  She was selected for this honor by UCCS ECE and CpE faculty.  She was also selected as the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in the Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCCS.  She has been on the President's List at UCCS from 2020 – 2023.

When not studying and in the research lab, Kaylie's hobbies are learning foreign languages, currently Spanish and Japanese, which she intends to continue as a life-long pursuit. Kaylie is a true scholar.  She says “In my spare time I also explore other subjects in mathematics, chemistry, and physics to expand what I have learned in college. Outside of school I enjoy trying different hobbies: sewing, cooking, and genealogy…and hiking in Colorado.”

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