Title: Developing Engineering-oriented Educational Workshops Within a Student Branch
Authors: Verveckken, Jan
Geth, Frederik
Hunyadi, Borbála
Beerten, Jef
Leemput, Niels
Van Roy, Juan
Tielens, Pieter
De Smedt, Valentijn
Iacovella, Sandro
Koolen, Ninah
De Clercq, Hans
Driesen, Johan
Gielen, Georges
Puers, Bob
Vandewalle, Joos
Van Huffel, Sabine
Belmans, Ronnie
Deconinck, Geert
Dehaene, Wim
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2013
Host Document: Proc. IEEE EUROCON 2013 pages:933-939
Conference: IEEE EUROCON 2013 location:Zagreb, Croatia date:1-4 July 2013
Abstract: The development of two educational workshops, one on energy efficiency and one on human-machine interfaces, is detailed and discussed. Attraction to engineering is not created as much as lost at early ages through current education methods. Through positive, hands-on experiences with engineering in K-12 education, this trend can be turned. IEEE student branches have as part of their mission the education and creation of quality educational resources for the public. After searching in vain for suitable inexpensive material, the IEEE student branch Leuven decided to design and create two workshops on engineering topics for an audience of 10-12 year olds. Handling this as a repeatable project, the student branch found partners to create a low budget project for the attendees. Using the skillset of the specific partners and organizers optimally on the subtasks, a successful repeatable cooperation is realized. This paper discusses the environment in which the project is realized, the steps to it, and how it (indirectly) benefits the organizing student branch.
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2231-7
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:ESAT - ELECTA, Electrical Energy Computer Architectures
ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics
ESAT - MICAS, Microelectronics and Sensors

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