STEM Visit Day with Electrical Engineering
163 students from three area middle schools and one high school visited the Department of Electrical Engineering as part of the STEM Day visit to Georgia Southern. Electrical Engineering faculty Dr. Rocio Alba, Dr. Rami Haddad and Dr. Fernando Rios, with the assistance of several EE students, prepared lab activities related to Robotics and Electronics providing an exciting introductory experience to the field of electrical engineering to an enthusiastic group of young people.
Middle school students from Richmond Hill Middle, Effingham County Middle and South Effingham Middle explored electronics using electronic car kits. Students used their creativity and basic circuit knowledge to design the power source for the motor of their car. Students enjoyed building the cars and also enjoyed racing the cars with their peers, testing the limits of their creations.
Statesboro High School students were given a robotics challenge to program robots to parallel park. Students programmed the robots using only three directional commands which moved the robots left, right, or forward (there was no backing up command!). Electrical Engineering faculty were impressed with the problem solving skills the students employed to successfully accomplish the task.
Georgia Southern’s Electrical Engineering faculty and students work in partnership with i2STEMe! providing elementary, middle and high school students hands-on engineering experiences.
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