Telecommunications Technology

Telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, words, writings, images and sounds or information of any nature by wire, radio, optical or electromagnetic systems. Telecommunication occurs when the exchange of information between communication participants includes the use of technology. It is transmitted either electrically over physical media, such as cables, or via electromagnetic radiation. Such transmission paths are often divided into communication channels which afford the advantages of multiplexing. Since the Latin term communicatio is considered the social process of information exchange, the term telecommunications is often used in its plural form because it involves many different technologies.

Early means of communicating over a distance included visual signals, such as beacons, smoke signals, semaphore telegraphs, signal flags, and optical heliographs. Other examples of pre-modern long-distance communication included audio messages such as coded drumbeats, lung-blown horns, and loud whistles. 20th- and 21st-century technologies for long-distance communication usually involve electrical and electromagnetic technologies, such as telegraph, telephone, and teleprinter, networks, radio, microwave transmission, fiber optics, and communications satellites.

A revolution in wireless communication began in the first decade of the 20th century with the pioneering developments in radio communications by Guglielmo Marconi, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1909, and other notable pioneering inventors and developers in the field of electrical and electronic telecommunications. These included Charles Wheatstone and Samuel Morse (inventors of the telegraph), Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the telephone), Edwin Armstrong and Lee de Forest (inventors of radio), as well as Vladimir K. Zworykin, John Logie Baird and Philo Farnsworth (some of the inventors of television).

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Matching Telecommunications Technology Colleges

Southern Methodist University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $46,594 average out-state tuition; $46,594 average in-state tuition

Pace University-New York

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,354 average out-state tuition; $42,354 average in-state tuition

Rochester Institute of Technology

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $39,506 average out-state tuition; $39,506 average in-state tuition

CUNY New York City College of Technology

Four or more years; Public; $13,920 average out-state tuition; $6,530 average in-state tuition

Mitchell Technical Institute

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,648 average out-state tuition; $3,648 average in-state tuition

Arapahoe Community College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $14,234 average out-state tuition; $3,469 average in-state tuition

Clark College

Four or more years; Public; $8,723 average out-state tuition; $3,370 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Telecommunications Technology Majors

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HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

Up to $25,000 February 04, 2022 See Details
 

HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

award

Up to $25,000

deadline

February 04, 2022
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Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 March 24, 2022 See Details
 

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

award

$25,000

deadline

March 24, 2022
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AIAA Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson Scholarship

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

$10,000 January 31, 2022 See Details
 

AIAA Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson Scholarship

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

award

$10,000

deadline

January 31, 2022
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DEWALT Trades Scholarship

Stanley Black and Decker, Inc.

$10,000 February 08, 2022 See Details
 

DEWALT Trades Scholarship

Stanley Black and Decker, Inc.

award

$10,000

deadline

February 08, 2022
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Engineering Technology Scholarship - NJIT

New Jersey Institute of Technology

$7,260 Varies See Details
 

Engineering Technology Scholarship - NJIT

New Jersey Institute of Technology

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$7,260

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

Up to $7,000 Varies See Details
 

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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Up to $7,000

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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,000

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Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship

American Power Systems, Inc.

$5,000 February 28, 2022 See Details
 

Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship

American Power Systems, Inc.

award

$5,000

deadline

February 28, 2022
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Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

Asian Pacific Fund

$5,000 February 28, 2022 See Details
 

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

Asian Pacific Fund

award

$5,000

deadline

February 28, 2022
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Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship

Lockheed Martin

$5,000 April 01, 2022 See Details
 

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship

Lockheed Martin

award

$5,000

deadline

April 01, 2022
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