Hands-on learning give these students a valuable opportunity to cultivate ideas and express their talents as engineers. Over a two-year period, students participated in EE-Emerge and EEC 136A/B – Electronic Design Project. Designed primarily for students majoring in computer and electrical engineering and with the financial support of Texas Instruments and Cypress Semiconductor, the courses allowed the students to fully immerse themselves in “conceiving, designing and building interactive electronic systems” that can one day be available to the general public.
Many of the students are first-generation college students. The hands-on experience brought out their talents and gave them greater confidence as fledgling engineers. Professor Knoesen also introduced these students to the art of technical writing and presenting, as well as the complexities of product marketing.
Here are a few of the projects the students worked on during the last six months:
– Sensor Network and UAV Data Collector (Quadcopter)
– Dynamically Weighing Live Bees – a collaborative project with Professor of Entomology and Nematology, Neal Williams.
– Poultry Data Acquisition – a collaborative project with Professor in Civil and Environment Engineering, Debbie Niemeier