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Melani Plett, Ph.D.




Associate Professor

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

Seattle Pacific University, Suite 307

3307 3rd Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98119-1957


(206) 281-2444

OMH 208




Here is the link to the online survey regarding the role of connections to community for students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In Spring 2012, this survey is open to juniors at SPU pursuing a major in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Computing Sciences and/or Math:

SPU IRB 080902016R, Valid Through: 10/1/2012



        Reflection papers on relating Christianity and Engineering

Various links on Signal processing and Controls systems

link to SPU home page

link to Engineering Department home page



Research Interests: non-stationary signal processing, ultrasound, engineering education, women engineers

                                 engineering identity, persistence in engineering




My dissertation in PDF format (2 M).

Completed in March, 2000 at the University of Washington


Ultrasonic Arterial Vibrometry With Wavelet Based Detection and Estimation





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Reflection papers on relating Christianity and Engineering


Document: should a Christian be an engineer.doc

Document: engineering meets our worldviews in class.doc

Document: on responsible technology.doc


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Signals and Systems Links


        Discrete convolution demonstration


        Continuous convolution demonstration


        Various demonstrations


        MATLAB example of creating a Fourier Series representation of a periodic signal.



Control Systems Links


       Excellent Motor Tutorials


      Coulomb friction description


      Optical encoders in a computer mouse


      Determining direction from optical encoders


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