Undergraduate

Majors Night

Topic: 
Is EE the right major or minor for you?
Abstract / Description: 

Speak with student peers & faculty about EE

The EE Department will be at Majors Night! Come find out more about EE as a major, minor, honors program, and more.

Come chat with faculty and current EE undergraduate students. Freshmen and Sophomores encouraged to attend.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: 
Erikson Courts (ACSR)

Maker lab64 Expansion Workshops

Topic: 
EE's lab64 expansion workshops
Abstract / Description: 

July 23rd and July 30th, 2-6pm
Come join old & new friends to help set up rooms inside Packard for electronics work, electro-mechanical design and fabrication, soft robotics, wearable electronics, and more.

If you're interested in participating in this summer's expansion workshops, please RSVP here.

 

About Maker lab64:
EE's lab64 provides Stanford students with a community-oriented makerspace to work on projects that focus on electronic systems. Maker lab64 is housed in room 064 of the Packard Building. Access to lab64 is free and no experience is necessary to join. We're happy to teach as much as anyone is excited to learn. Learn more about lab64.

 

Date and Time: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

REU Presentation Day

Topic: 
REU Final Presentations
Abstract / Description: 

Please join us for the Electrical Engineering REU Final Presentation Day.

The oral session will begin at 12noon in AllenX Auditorium; the poster session will begin at 2:30pm in Packard Atrium.


Research areas include:

  • Circuits and Physical Systems,
  • Materials and Devices, and
  • Signals and Information Systems

Thank you for supporting the EE REU Program!

Read about Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium; Packard Atrium

REU Seminar: How to Make a Good Poster Workshop

Topic: 
How to Make a Good Poster Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Learn how to design an effective research poster.

This informative session will provide plenty of insights into poster design for REU students, answer all their questions, and provide helpful tools for future poster making. 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Packard 101

REU Seminar: Research-to-Technology-to-Startup and the Internet of Things

Topic: 
Research-to-Technology-to-Startup and the Internet of Things
Abstract / Description: 

Andrew Scheuermann earned a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford working on silicon electronics and renewable energy technologies under Professor Paul McIntyre and Chris Chidsey. He subsequently founded and currently leads as CEO Arch Systems, a venture-backed company scaling up a modular platform for the so-called industrial internet of things. Andrew was also one of the early team members that helped build StartX, now one of the top startup accelerators in the world, and was selected as Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016.

In this seminar, Andrew will share his own experience moving from research to technology development to starting a company, and attempt to answer more of your questions than just pontificate about the general case of such transitions. He will also provide a special lens into what is happening with the new set of technologies called the 'industrial internet of things'. Andrew will highlight what challenges remain unsolved for research, what areas require research to technology development, and where new startup ventures may be possible.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

REU Seminar: Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Asking Hard Research Questions

Topic: 
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Asking Hard Research Questions
Abstract / Description: 

In this seminar we will discuss what it's like to do science & engineering research, how to be a productive researcher, and how to ask (hard) research questions. We will also discuss the importance of creativity, collaborations, and social skills for researchers. We will explore the importance of focused long-term research, what parts of "publish or perish" culture make sense, and why running a research team is a lot like running a small company. Examples will come from Prof. Pop's 20+ year research career and from recent research news, including anecdotes and lessons from Nobel prize-winning discoveries.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

REU Seminar: Quantum nanophotonics

Topic: 
Quantum nanophotonics: from inverse design to implementation
Abstract / Description: 

By completely opening the parameter space in nanophotonics design, new functionalities and better performance relative to traditional optoelectronics can be achieved. We have recently developed an inverse approach to design nanophotonic structures based only on their desired performance. Moreover, constraints including structure robustness, fabrication error, and minimum feature sizes can be incorporated in design, without need to have an optics expert as a designer. Such structures are fully fabricable using modern lithography and nanofabrication techniques. We have also demonstrated devices designed using this approach, including ultra-compact and efficient wavelength and power splitters on the silicon platform. Beyond integrated photonics, this approach can also be applied to design quantum photonic circuits. For example, we are working on inverse design of nanoresonators that can localize photons efficiently into sub-wavelength volumes and lead to studies of new regimes of light-matter interaction, and new applications in computing, communications, and sensing. While our traditional quantum nanophotonics platform is based on quantum dots inside photonic crystal cavities, we have recently focused on color centers in diamond and silicon carbide, which could potentially bring these experiments to room temperature and facilitate scaling to large quantum networks.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

REU Seminar: Soft Electronic Systems for Biomedical Devices

Topic: 
Soft Electronic Systems for Biomedical Devices
Abstract / Description: 

Conventional electronic devices are mechanically stiff and therefore cannot seamlessly interface with the body, which is mechanically soft. In this talk, I will review new advances in the field of stretchable electronics, where advances in materials science, mechanics, and electronics combine to produce mechanically soft and stretchable electronic systems with advanced sensing functionality. This new class of devices can form excellent interfaces with body parts, including the brain, heart, and skin. In this talk, Professor Fan will discuss specifically the use of these electronic platforms as next generation electrodes, skin-like tattoos, catheters, and bio-resorbable sensors

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

REU Seminar: Engineering Consulting

Topic: 
Engineering Consulting: Solving Other People’s Engineering Problems
Abstract / Description: 

In many industries, engineering consultants are hired to solve challenging technical problems that cannot be solved in-house. But what exactly does this process involve, and how do these professionals find a solution to these problems? In this talk, Dr. Jessica Piper will give an overview of the engineering consulting profession and Exponent Inc, the largest engineering consulting firm in the world. The talk will also cover interesting examples of real cases from the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science group, including example work in optics and consumer electronics.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

REU Orientation 2017

Topic: 
Orientation Begins – Welcome EE Undergrads!
Abstract / Description: 

REU Orientation 

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is 10 weeks long. Orientation provides answers to any questions participating students have, including how to get paid, and requirements for the final presentation.

 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

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REU Presentation Day

Topic: 
REU Final Presentations
Abstract / Description: 

Please join us for the Electrical Engineering REU Final Presentation Day.

The oral session will begin at 12noon in AllenX Auditorium; the poster session will begin at 2:30pm in Packard Atrium.


Research areas include:

  • Circuits and Physical Systems,
  • Materials and Devices, and
  • Signals and Information Systems

Thank you for supporting the EE REU Program!

Read about Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium; Packard Atrium

REU Seminar: How to Make a Good Poster Workshop

Topic: 
How to Make a Good Poster Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Learn how to design an effective research poster.

This informative session will provide plenty of insights into poster design for REU students, answer all their questions, and provide helpful tools for future poster making. 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Packard 101

REU Seminar: Research-to-Technology-to-Startup and the Internet of Things

Topic: 
Research-to-Technology-to-Startup and the Internet of Things
Abstract / Description: 

Andrew Scheuermann earned a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford working on silicon electronics and renewable energy technologies under Professor Paul McIntyre and Chris Chidsey. He subsequently founded and currently leads as CEO Arch Systems, a venture-backed company scaling up a modular platform for the so-called industrial internet of things. Andrew was also one of the early team members that helped build StartX, now one of the top startup accelerators in the world, and was selected as Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016.

In this seminar, Andrew will share his own experience moving from research to technology development to starting a company, and attempt to answer more of your questions than just pontificate about the general case of such transitions. He will also provide a special lens into what is happening with the new set of technologies called the 'industrial internet of things'. Andrew will highlight what challenges remain unsolved for research, what areas require research to technology development, and where new startup ventures may be possible.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

REU Seminar: Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Asking Hard Research Questions

Topic: 
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Asking Hard Research Questions
Abstract / Description: 

In this seminar we will discuss what it's like to do science & engineering research, how to be a productive researcher, and how to ask (hard) research questions. We will also discuss the importance of creativity, collaborations, and social skills for researchers. We will explore the importance of focused long-term research, what parts of "publish or perish" culture make sense, and why running a research team is a lot like running a small company. Examples will come from Prof. Pop's 20+ year research career and from recent research news, including anecdotes and lessons from Nobel prize-winning discoveries.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

REU Seminar: Quantum nanophotonics

Topic: 
Quantum nanophotonics: from inverse design to implementation
Abstract / Description: 

By completely opening the parameter space in nanophotonics design, new functionalities and better performance relative to traditional optoelectronics can be achieved. We have recently developed an inverse approach to design nanophotonic structures based only on their desired performance. Moreover, constraints including structure robustness, fabrication error, and minimum feature sizes can be incorporated in design, without need to have an optics expert as a designer. Such structures are fully fabricable using modern lithography and nanofabrication techniques. We have also demonstrated devices designed using this approach, including ultra-compact and efficient wavelength and power splitters on the silicon platform. Beyond integrated photonics, this approach can also be applied to design quantum photonic circuits. For example, we are working on inverse design of nanoresonators that can localize photons efficiently into sub-wavelength volumes and lead to studies of new regimes of light-matter interaction, and new applications in computing, communications, and sensing. While our traditional quantum nanophotonics platform is based on quantum dots inside photonic crystal cavities, we have recently focused on color centers in diamond and silicon carbide, which could potentially bring these experiments to room temperature and facilitate scaling to large quantum networks.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

REU Seminar: Soft Electronic Systems for Biomedical Devices

Topic: 
Soft Electronic Systems for Biomedical Devices
Abstract / Description: 

Conventional electronic devices are mechanically stiff and therefore cannot seamlessly interface with the body, which is mechanically soft. In this talk, I will review new advances in the field of stretchable electronics, where advances in materials science, mechanics, and electronics combine to produce mechanically soft and stretchable electronic systems with advanced sensing functionality. This new class of devices can form excellent interfaces with body parts, including the brain, heart, and skin. In this talk, Professor Fan will discuss specifically the use of these electronic platforms as next generation electrodes, skin-like tattoos, catheters, and bio-resorbable sensors

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

REU Seminar: Engineering Consulting

Topic: 
Engineering Consulting: Solving Other People’s Engineering Problems
Abstract / Description: 

In many industries, engineering consultants are hired to solve challenging technical problems that cannot be solved in-house. But what exactly does this process involve, and how do these professionals find a solution to these problems? In this talk, Dr. Jessica Piper will give an overview of the engineering consulting profession and Exponent Inc, the largest engineering consulting firm in the world. The talk will also cover interesting examples of real cases from the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science group, including example work in optics and consumer electronics.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

REU Orientation 2017

Topic: 
Orientation Begins – Welcome EE Undergrads!
Abstract / Description: 

REU Orientation 

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is 10 weeks long. Orientation provides answers to any questions participating students have, including how to get paid, and requirements for the final presentation.

 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

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lab64 makerspace

Maker lab64 Expansion Workshops

Topic: 
EE's lab64 expansion workshops
Abstract / Description: 

July 23rd and July 30th, 2-6pm
Come join old & new friends to help set up rooms inside Packard for electronics work, electro-mechanical design and fabrication, soft robotics, wearable electronics, and more.

If you're interested in participating in this summer's expansion workshops, please RSVP here.

 

About Maker lab64:
EE's lab64 provides Stanford students with a community-oriented makerspace to work on projects that focus on electronic systems. Maker lab64 is housed in room 064 of the Packard Building. Access to lab64 is free and no experience is necessary to join. We're happy to teach as much as anyone is excited to learn. Learn more about lab64.

 

Date and Time: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

Embedded Debugging Workshop [lab64 workshop]

Topic: 
Embedded Debugging Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

For this Wednesday's workshop (7pm, as usual), we are lucky to have Bob Martin, the "Wizard of Make" from Atmel/Microchip, come in and teach a workshop about debugging embedded systems. We'll be working with the smart plugs from previous workshops, so if you have one, please bring it. If you weren't a part of the smart plug workshops, but are interested in learning about debugging, send me an email (sgirvin@stanford.edu) and we'll figure something out for you.

From Bob, to participate in the workshop, you'll also need:

Pre-requisites
- Windows 7 or 10 laptop (Macs OK if running a Windows image inside virtual box or parallels but there's always issues with USB)
- Atmel Studio 7 (latest version installed)

http://www.microchip.com/development-tools/atmel-studio-7

- download off line installer, it's a bigger download but things will go faster
- At the bottom of the first install screen - uncheck - check for updates on web
- next install screen, only install AVR 8 bit, do not install AVR32 or SMART ARM, these options can be installed later
- next install screen uncheck option for installing ASF (Atmel Software Framework) , it's not needed and save a lot of time and disk space

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
lab 64 (Packard 064)

Internet of Things, Smart Plug Workshop Series [lab64 workshop]

Topic: 
Workshop 4: Embedded programming
Abstract / Description: 

Workshop series – please RSVP.

We'll be running a four-workshop series on building an "Internet of Things" smart plug that you'll be able to use control power outlets remotely. And yes, you'll be able to keep it at the end.

Over the course of the workshops, you'll do everything from PCB layout to board assembly to embedded programming. All experience levels are welcome – we will teach you what you need to know (and there will be extensions for those with more experience and want to go further).

The workshops will be much more valuable for people who attend all four, but it will also be possible to participate if you can't make it every time. If you plan on attending the workshops, please RSVP with the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/bGRZF9CAsK3km93p1

 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

Internet of Things, Smart Plug Workshop Series [lab64 workshop]

Topic: 
Workshop 3: Assemble PCB and housing, initial board bring up
Abstract / Description: 

Workshop series – please RSVP.

We'll be running a four-workshop series on building an "Internet of Things" smart plug that you'll be able to use control power outlets remotely. And yes, you'll be able to keep it at the end.

Over the course of the workshops, you'll do everything from PCB layout to board assembly to embedded programming. All experience levels are welcome – we will teach you what you need to know (and there will be extensions for those with more experience and want to go further).

The workshops will be much more valuable for people who attend all four, but it will also be possible to participate if you can't make it every time. If you plan on attending the workshops, please RSVP with the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/bGRZF9CAsK3km93p1

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

Internet of Things, Smart Plug Workshop Series [lab64 workshop]

Topic: 
Workshop 2: Generate manufacturing files, order PCBs
Abstract / Description: 

Workshop series – please RSVP.

We'll be running a four-workshop series on building an "Internet of Things" smart plug that you'll be able to use control power outlets remotely. And yes, you'll be able to keep it at the end.

Over the course of the workshops, you'll do everything from PCB layout to board assembly to embedded programming. All experience levels are welcome – we will teach you what you need to know (and there will be extensions for those with more experience and want to go further).

The workshops will be much more valuable for people who attend all four, but it will also be possible to participate if you can't make it every time. If you plan on attending the workshops, please RSVP with the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/bGRZF9CAsK3km93p1

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

Internet of Things, Smart Plug Workshop Series [lab64 workshop]

Topic: 
Workshop 1: Go over the circuit schematic, basic PCB layout
Abstract / Description: 

Workshop series – please RSVP.

We'll be running a four-workshop series on building an "Internet of Things" smart plug that you'll be able to use control power outlets remotely. And yes, you'll be able to keep it at the end.

  • The first workshop will be Wednesday, 4/19, from 7-9pm, and will continue the three following Wednesdays at the same time.

Over the course of the workshops, you'll do everything from PCB layout to board assembly to embedded programming. All experience levels are welcome – we will teach you what you need to know (and there will be extensions for those with more experience and want to go further).

 

The workshops will be much more valuable for people who attend all four, but it will also be possible to participate if you can't make it every time. If you plan on attending the workshops, please RSVP with the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/bGRZF9CAsK3km93p1

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

IEEE Arduino Robotics Workshop [lab64]

Topic: 
Build an obstacle avoiding robot
Abstract / Description: 
Learn how to program an Obstacle Avoiding Robot (be sure to RSVP via the link below)
  • Learn basic robotic fundamentals using a simple 2 wheel servo motor driven platform
  • Practice primary microcontroller concepts such as pulse width modulation, analog to digital conversion and finite state machine design
  • The robot platforms are based on the Mega324P Xplained Mini evalplatform which will be preloaded to look like an Arduino board.


Please RSVP

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
lab

Pizza & next quarter projects [lab64 workshop]

Topic: 
3D Modeling with Solidworks
Abstract / Description: 

Interested in learning more about electronics? Join us in lab64 for weekly workshops. This quarter's workshops are currently scheduled for Wednesday nights in lab64 at 7pm, and aim to last about two hours.

  • Week 1: Soldering Basics
  • Week 2: Introduction to PCB Design / Altium
  • Week 3: Introduction to SMT Assembly
  • Week 4: Introduction to PCB Design / EAGLE
  • Week 5: 3D Modeling with Solidworks
  • Week 6: Low Volume SMT Assembly and Rework
  • Week 7: 3D Printing and Lasercutting
  • Week 8: Introduction to FPGAs
  • Week 9: 3D Modeling with Solidworks  Fill out this form so that we will have enough pizza while we talk about projects for next quarter.

 

Please note that the topics and/or schedule may change at any time. 
Contact Sam Girvin with questions.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

Introduction to FPGAs [lab64 workshop]

Topic: 
Introduction to FPGAs
Abstract / Description: 

FPGA workshop:
This week's workshop will be super exciting! We'll be learning about field-programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs. An FPGA is basically a piece of reconfigurable hardware – code that you write gets synthesized into physical logic gates on the chip, which allows you to work with really fast signals and do very precise timing.

If you've never used an FPGA before, this will be a really cool workshop –we'll be starting from the ground up and programming a little FPGA board that's great for prototyping with. You'll need a laptop to participate in the workshop.


 

Interested in learning more about electronics? Join us in lab64 for weekly workshops. This quarter's workshops are currently scheduled for Wednesday nights in lab64 at 7pm, and aim to last about two hours.

  • Week 1: Soldering Basics
  • Week 2: Introduction to PCB Design / Altium
  • Week 3: Introduction to SMT Assembly
  • Week 4: Introduction to PCB Design / EAGLE
  • Week 5: 3D Modeling with Solidworks
  • Week 6: Low Volume SMT Assembly and Rework
  • Week 7: 3D Printing and Lasercutting
  • Week 8: Introduction to FPGAs
  • Week 9: 3D Modeling with Solidworks

 

Please note that the topics and/or schedule may change at any time. 
Contact Sam Girvin with questions.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

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