Introducing 9-12 grade students to electrical engineering technology through hands-on laboratory experiences

K. Torres, D. Loker, R. Weissbach

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At Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, an outreach project has been designed and implemented to provide 9th thru 12th grade students with electrical engineering technology (EET) experiences. The high school students are brought onto the college campus and given a ten-minute presentation on the EET program and career opportunities. The students then participate individually in two thirty-minute hands-on laboratory experiences, one introducing the students to PSpice® and the other laboratory introducing the students to LabVIEW™. Given two electronic circuits, the students are introduced to PSpice® for simulation. In the LabVIEW™ experience the presentation begins with a tone generator program. The graphical user interface allows the students to control the amplitude and frequency of the waveform. In a second program the students simulate the functions of a touch tone telephone. The workshops have been conducted for high schools resulting in very positive feedback.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)F2E/12-F2E/15
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
StatePublished - 2001
Event31st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference- Impact on Engineering and Science Education- - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2001Oct 13 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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