IEEE Electron Device Society and ECE Department of HKUST Co-organized the Electronic Exploration Camp to Cultivate Future Electronic Engineers
IEEE Electron Device Society and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has co-organized a 3-day winter camp under the new brand name of the IEEE Electronic Exploration Camp on December 28-30, 2016. It was the 5th time the camp was organized at the beautiful campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
There were more than 90 attendees joining the camp with the support of more than 20 volunteers acting as student helpers. In the camp, students ranging from 10 to 15 years old were given the opportunity to experience the fun of electronic designs. The instructors and student helpers are all Undergraduate Electronic Engineering students who assisted the young children to construct various electronic gadgets such as running light, electronic piano, infrared transmitter/receiver and digital counter on breadboards with generic components. In addition to stimulate the interest of young children to electronic design, the camps also provided an opportunity for the university students to practice their presentation and organization skills.
The participants were very excited about the projects introduced in the camp and asked a lot of questions, resulting in a lot of lively discussions. The parents were also surprised from the achievement of their kids when they brought the finished project home and shared their experience. The camp has successfully aroused the interest of the students to electronic engineering and everyone enjoyed the camp with a lot of laughter.