Hands-On Learning: EEC 105

EEC 105

EEC 105: EE-Emerge

EE-Emerge focuses on ECE students in their junior year, in particular underrepresented-minority and first-generation students:

  • To engage the students during their junior year in hands-on electronics projects.
  • To hone their a communication skills
  • To develop their interpersonal skills necessary to work design teams
  • To prepare the students with necessary skills for their senior design projects
  • To establish a culture among students of “working together” and “peer advising” – i.e. students from the program in their senior year, help the next group of junior students
  • To engage the students in a lifelong process to promote engineering to specifically underrepresented groups
  • And finally, to identify high achieving students to industrial sponsors for internships and career opportunities

Professor Andre Knoesen started EE-Emerge in 2011: “EE-Emerge allows engineering students to use their creativity to conceive projects demonstrating how electronic systems are interacting with humans."

EE-Emerge is structured around a three-quarter sequence that leads up to the demonstration of team projects at Picnic Day.  

EE-Emerge is supported by Texas Instruments, a global leader in semiconductor and integrated circuit technologies.