Projects involving engineering experimentation, design, and measurement can be effective content for pre-college STEM outreach. Such applications-oriented activities can promote literacy and interest in technical topics and careers and have the added benefit of showing the relevance of science and mathematics. Exposure to electrical engineering concepts is discussed using the 555 timer integrated circuit. This low-cost device can be used for modular activities involving the production of light, sound, and motion. Specific projects are presented that are appropriate for pre-college students from 9th-grade through 12th-grade.
S. E. Watkins, "Pre-College Engineering Activities with Electronic Circuits (Work-in-Progress)," Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (2016,New Orleans, LA), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Jan 2016.
2016 Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (2016, Jun. 26-29, New Orleans, LA)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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01 Jan 2016