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 Electrical engineering alumna wins Engineering Emmy Award
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This fall, millions of viewers tuned in to watch television’s biggest stars receive recognition during the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. But it wasn’t just celebrities whose work was recognized; Diane Miller, Penn State electrical engineering alumna and senior embedded firmware engineer at Production Resource Group, received an Engineering Emmy Award for her work on the GroundControl project at Production Resource Group.
According to the Emmy Awards website, an Engineering Emmy Award “is bestowed upon an individual, company, or organization for developments in engineering that are either so extensive an improvement on existing methods, or so innovative in nature, that they materially affect the transmission, recording, or reception of television.”
Miller and her team at Production Resource Group received the Emmy for their project GroundControl, which allows a followspot operator, who usually works suspended from a truss above the stage or audience, to work from the ground and control the followspot remotely.
Miller credits her Penn State education as laying the foundation for her professional success. “My time at Penn State was instrumental in teaching me how to think like an engineer, to creatively but logically solve problems. The coursework I completed at Penn State gave me the knowledge and skills I need to excel in my field.”
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