ECE Department Launches New Stem Outreach Program

ECE Outreach Student Coordinator, Matt Boubin, assembling speaker kits in preparation for the outreach program at Talawanda High SchoolThe College of Engineering and Computing’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has just announced the plans for its new STEM outreach program that focuses on engaging K - 12 students in engineering with Miami University faculty and student led programs. This project is led by Professors Dr. Mark Scott and Dr. Yamuna Rajasekhar with the assistance of undergraduate student, Matt Boubin. The team has developed the program with inspiration from a similar outreach program at Ohio State University that was created and is directed by Dr. Betty Lise Anderson.

The ECE Department’s first program is scheduled to take place on Monday April 11th at Talawanda High School. The outreach team plans to visit students Talawanda’s engineering course where participating students will have the opportunity to create a paper speaker driver that will be able to play music from a smart phone or MP3 player. The ECE department hopes to get these students that have already expressed interest in engineering excited about electrical and computer engineering applications.

The team has many more ideas for outreach programs including a DC Motor Lab that will be available in the months to come.

The ECE Outreach Team is always open to hearing about new opportunities and reaching new audiences. If you would like more information about our programs or know of any organizations that you think might benefit from one of our programs, please feel free to contact Dr. Mark Scott at scottmj3@MiamiOH.edu or Dr. Yamuna Rajasekhar at rajasey@MiamiOH.edu.