Friday, March 7, 2014

Boy Scouts coming to campus for electronics, programming workshops with IEEE

Boy Scouts from all over San Diego County will be on campus tomorrow, March 8, for the STEM Merit Badge Fair sponsored by the UCSD Student Branch of IEEE. Organizer and computer engineering student, Jeremy Kao, said the event is in its second year and designed to get middle school and high school students excited about pursuing higher education in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field.

Last year's event hosted more than 150 area Boy Scouts who learned to "solder, assemble circuits, the basics of electricity and electronic components, the many sensors of a robot, and the thinking that goes into designing a robot," says Kao. This year's workshops will focus on electronics and programming.

We can't wait to see the pictures, but here is a snap from last year's event.  The March STEM Merit Badge fair will be from 9a.m. to 5 p.m., March 8, in the Humanities and Social Sciences building.

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