Undergraduate

lab64 workshop: Let’s build stuff! is an introduction to working on electronics

Topic: 
Let’s build stuff! is an introduction to working on electronics
Abstract / Description: 

Come learn your way around the electronics lab! This workshop is great for people new to electrical engineering (or non-EEs) to pick up some new skills!

 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

lab64 workshop: Mechanical How-To Session 2

Topic: 
Mechanical How-To Session 2
Abstract / Description: 

This session will focus on:

  • Quick review of Session 1 material
  • Using 3D sketch tools to outline an enclosure
  • Learning design considerations for an enclosure
    • parting lines
    • fasteners (imported right from McMaster-Carr and used for design constraints)
    • how to get holes to line up
  • Finishing the Arduino Uno enclosure
  • Confirming fit (making sure the power jack will mate, etc.)
  • Once you are done, preparing to 3D print the enclosure

Enclosures ready to print will be printed during the week. At Session 3 you will get an Arduino Uno and the hardware you specify to check and see that everything fits and works as predicted so you can be gosh-darned proud!

Date and Time: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

EE's Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest 2017

Topic: 
EE's Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
Abstract / Description: 

Come together with your EE friends/labmates/coworkers to craft the best pumpkin!

Our annual event brings together the EE community in a friendly forum to carve the best Halloween Pumpkin.

Note: Signup ends Sunday, October 22.

Date and Time: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Venue: 
Packard patio (or atrium)

Quantum Mathematics and the Fate of Space, Time, and Matter

Topic: 
Quantum Mathematics and the Fate of Space, Time, and Matter
Abstract / Description: 

The bizarre quantum world not only represents a more fundamental description of nature, it also inspires a new realm of mathematics that might be called "quantum mathematics" that turns out to be a powerful tool to solve deep outstanding mathematical problems. Similarly, new mathematical ideas address some of the most fundamental questions in physics, such as the Big Bang, black holes, and the ultimate fate of space, time and matter.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Cubberly Auditorium, School of Education

lab64 workshop: Mechanical How-To

Topic: 
Mechanical How-To Session
Abstract / Description: 

MECHANICAL HOW-TO STARTS FALL QUARTER SESSIONS

This session will focus on a couple of things:

  • Getting access to Solidworks
    • using it locally (on your very own machine)
    • using it remotely (on one of the lab's servers, and, YES, even on a Mac with Remote Desktop) (if you plan to attend and need help loading it on your machine, please let Steve Clark know so that that is complete by Monday afternoon.)
  • Importing a PCB assy
  • Looking at a .STEP file (Teensy 3.6) - What they look like on Github
  • Importing a .STEP file for further use (Arduino Uno 'cause it has mounting holes that we'll use)
  • Generating dimension planes (to make sure the board clearance is correct)
  • Using 3D sketch tools to outline an enclosure
  • Learning what to take into consideration when designing an enclosure
    • parting lines
    • fasteners (YES, imported right from McMaster-Carr and used for design constraints)
    • how to get holes to line up
  • Once you are done, preparing to 3D print the enclosure

 

This should be tons of fun and save lots of time and effort when you go to work on your projects.

This is Session 1; there will be 6 -7 sessions in all and we hope to get as far as building a simple robotic arm. You can attend any or all of these workshops.

Date and Time: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

Lab64 Welcome Party

Topic: 
Lab64 Fall Quarter Welcome Party
Abstract / Description: 

You're invited to the lab64 fall welcome party on Friday, September 29 from 5:00-7:00 PM in Packard 064!

Lab64 is a makerspace located in the basement of the Packard Electrical Engineering Building. If you like to build things, want to learn a new hands-on skill, or just like to meet new people, come check us out!

 

To RSVP and enter to win an awesome lab64 t-shirt, fill out the short poll. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 28 at 11:59 PM.

 

We'll be serving free food, raffling t-shirts, and introducing you to the new additions and improvements to lab64! 

Date and Time: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

SpaceX's journey on the road to mars

Topic: 
SpaceX's journey on the road to mars
Abstract / Description: 

SSI will be hosting Gwynne Shotwell — President and COO of SpaceX — to discuss SpaceX's journey on the road to mars. The event will be on Wednesday Oct 11th from 7pm - 8pm in Dinkelspiel Auditorium. After the talk, there will be a Q&A session hosted by Steve Jurvetson from DFJ Venture Capital.

Claim your tickets now on eventbright

 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Bing Overseas Studies Program Teaching Fellow Application deadline

Topic: 
Application deadline, Kyoto Teaching Fellowship
Abstract / Description: 

Spend a quarter abroad, obtain valuable teaching experience, and get paid doing it –  apply for the Teaching Fellowship in Kyoto, Japan!

Currently, the EE Department is looking to fill one Teaching Fellow position for the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Kyoto, Japan. The BOSP is managed by Stanford's Overseas Studies Program (OSP) office, and is a Stanford Center for Technology and Innovation (SCTI) initiative in Kyoto. Additionally, it is an enriching experience and great opportunity for EE students who wish to gain further teaching experience and travel abroad.

Funding:

  • A stipend which follows the structure currently in place on the Stanford Campus.
  • Health care subsidy
  • Round trip airfare for the TF and optionally for the spouse/partner.

 

Overseas Studies provides funding for this position to compensate for the location of the position and the impacts that this has on the TF's daily life. Overseas Studies provides the following funding:

  • Housing of an apartment in Kyoto including utilities and local phone service. This will match the accommodations offered to Stanford Students who stay in apartments.
  • A Supplementary Meal Allowance equal to the current apartment student meal allowance to supplement living expenses while in Japan.

Reimbursements and support for living expenses while in Kyoto will be managed by the Kyoto Center Office.

Teaching:

  • ENGR 40M in Spring 2018 in Kyoto

 

Kyoto Spring Quarter Teaching Fellow 2018 application. Please note that the application deadline is September 15th, 2017. Contact EE Student Services with questions.

Date and Time: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Full Duplex Networking: A solution for 5G or not yet?

Topic: 
Full Duplex Networking: A solution for 5G or not yet?
Abstract / Description: 

Full duplex communication technology is maturing thanks to recent advances in reducing self interference to very small levels. This potentially paves the way for deploying this technology in sub 6 GHz bands in 5G networks. However, there are still major challenges in attaining this goal; 5G ecosystems are expected to incorporate dense networks, and such networks can increase the level of multiuser interference in full duplex regime. This problem can be more serious in mobile full duplex communication. This talk will go through the challenges ahead for deploying FD technology in 5G and tries to discuss about some of the solutions.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 204

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REU Seminar; REU Event

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

Intro to Unity Workshop

Topic: 
Intro to Unity Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

From Rabbit Hole VR Club: Come build your own game from the ground up using Unity, the main game engine used for VR development in the industry. We will go over most aspects necessary for using Unity, including use of the Asset Store, basic programming structures of Unity scripts, creating user interfaces, and building a publishable exe.

The workshop will be lead by Khoi Le, a Rabbit Hole member who has been working with Unity for 2 years. The event will be held Saturday, 1/20 in Lab64 from 6-8 pm. Bring your laptop and make sure to download Unity before coming.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

lab64 workshop: Circuits, Devices, and Debugging!

Topic: 
Circuits, Devices, and Debugging!
Abstract / Description: 

Come learn about circuits and devices from Ron Quan! Ron is an expert in many things, including analog circuits, audio and video applications, and RF circuits.

 

WHAT IS lab64? We're a community-oriented makerspace designed to give students a free place to work on electronics projects outside the realm of traditional research labs. Our workshops, assistants, and tools are here to support a variety of project and skill levels. Everyone is welcome!

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:15pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

lab64 workshop: Mechanical How-To Session 4

Topic: 
Mechanical How-To Session 4
Abstract / Description: 

MECHANICAL HOW-TO FALL QUARTER SESSIONS

This should be tons of fun and save lots of time and effort when you go to work on your projects.

This is Session 4; there will be 6 -7 sessions in all and we hope to get as far as building a simple robotic arm. You can attend any or all of these workshops

Date and Time: 
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

VR/AR Community presents 'Privacy and VR'

Topic: 
Privacy and VR
Abstract / Description: 

With widespread adoption of VR, what data could we collect about users, and what can we then extrapolate from that data? Where's the line between reasonable and unreasonable knowledge? This talk will cover potential risks and concerns about Privacy and VR and offer suggestions for developers and users.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Hewlett 103

VR/AR Community presents 'Designing Multi-Person Immersive Experiences'

Topic: 
Designing Multi-Person Immersive Experiences
Abstract / Description: 

Immersive interfaces have the potential to enable powerful human-to-human interactions by creating shared spaces. Learn best practices for designing VR and AR experiences around communal interactions to enable collaboration, communication and co-presence. By also considering asymmetric experiences that take place across heterogeneous devices like a headset and a mobile phone, designers can open up new opportunities for participation. Mechanics built around asynchronous interactions can make small communities feel bigger.

This session will discuss findings from dozens of social interaction tests and highlight best practices towards designing fantastic multi-person immersive experiences.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Hewlett 103

lab64 - open lab / office hours

Topic: 
Office Hours - get help with projects
Abstract / Description: 

From Rabbit Hole VR Club: Tutorials and instructional office hours will be held during Fall quarter for students who are interested in XR but don't have much experience. There will be weekly office hours (Sundays 5 - 6 p.m., lab64) with an experienced core member who will help with weekly assignments starting week 3. The content covered, courtesy of Udacity, is listed below:

Introduction to Virtual Reality
VR Scenes and Objects
VR Software Development

​The pacing of the content will be about 2-3 hours per week. The timeline for these unofficial assignments are listed below.

By week 3: Finish Introduction to Virtual Reality
By week 4: Finish Animations in Scenes and Objects
By week 5: Finish Scenes and Objects
By week 6: Finish Controlling Objects Using Code in Software Development
By week 7: Finish Programming Animations in Software Development
By week 8: Finish Software Development

Basic programming experience is highly recommended. An experience level of having completed CS 106A will suffice for most of the topics covered, and an experience level of having completed CS 106B/X is ideal

Date and Time: 
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

lab64 - open lab / office hours

Topic: 
Office Hours - get help with projects
Abstract / Description: 

From Rabbit Hole VR Club: Tutorials and instructional office hours will be held during Fall quarter for students who are interested in XR but don't have much experience. There will be weekly office hours (Sundays 5 - 6 p.m., lab64) with an experienced core member who will help with weekly assignments starting week 3. The content covered, courtesy of Udacity, is listed below:

Introduction to Virtual Reality
VR Scenes and Objects
VR Software Development

​The pacing of the content will be about 2-3 hours per week. The timeline for these unofficial assignments are listed below.

By week 3: Finish Introduction to Virtual Reality
By week 4: Finish Animations in Scenes and Objects
By week 5: Finish Scenes and Objects
By week 6: Finish Controlling Objects Using Code in Software Development
By week 7: Finish Programming Animations in Software Development
By week 8: Finish Software Development

Basic programming experience is highly recommended. An experience level of having completed CS 106A will suffice for most of the topics covered, and an experience level of having completed CS 106B/X is ideal

Date and Time: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

lab64 - open lab / office hours

Topic: 
Office Hours - get help with projects
Abstract / Description: 

From Rabbit Hole VR Club: Tutorials and instructional office hours will be held during Fall quarter for students who are interested in XR but don't have much experience. There will be weekly office hours (Sundays 5 - 6 p.m., lab64) with an experienced core member who will help with weekly assignments starting week 3. The content covered, courtesy of Udacity, is listed below:

Introduction to Virtual Reality
VR Scenes and Objects
VR Software Development

​The pacing of the content will be about 2-3 hours per week. The timeline for these unofficial assignments are listed below.

By week 3: Finish Introduction to Virtual Reality
By week 4: Finish Animations in Scenes and Objects
By week 5: Finish Scenes and Objects
By week 6: Finish Controlling Objects Using Code in Software Development
By week 7: Finish Programming Animations in Software Development
By week 8: Finish Software Development

Basic programming experience is highly recommended. An experience level of having completed CS 106A will suffice for most of the topics covered, and an experience level of having completed CS 106B/X is ideal

Date and Time: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

lab64 - open lab / office hours

Topic: 
Office Hours - get help with projects
Abstract / Description: 

From Rabbit Hole VR Club: Tutorials and instructional office hours will be held during Fall quarter for students who are interested in XR but don't have much experience. There will be weekly office hours (Sundays 5 - 6 p.m., lab64) with an experienced core member who will help with weekly assignments starting week 3. The content covered, courtesy of Udacity, is listed below:

Introduction to Virtual Reality
VR Scenes and Objects
VR Software Development

​The pacing of the content will be about 2-3 hours per week. The timeline for these unofficial assignments are listed below.

By week 3: Finish Introduction to Virtual Reality
By week 4: Finish Animations in Scenes and Objects
By week 5: Finish Scenes and Objects
By week 6: Finish Controlling Objects Using Code in Software Development
By week 7: Finish Programming Animations in Software Development
By week 8: Finish Software Development

Basic programming experience is highly recommended. An experience level of having completed CS 106A will suffice for most of the topics covered, and an experience level of having completed CS 106B/X is ideal.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

VR/AR Community presents 'The Design Language of Mixed Reality'

Topic: 
The Design Language of Mixed Reality
Abstract / Description: 

The Microsoft HoloLens, the first fully untethered holographic Windows computer, brings with it a new wave of holographic development. What are the challenges of Mixed Reality? What kind of apps make sense and work well? Tobiah Zarlez from Microsoft will answer these questions and more, covering the basics of the HoloLens, how it works, and how you can start developing holographic applications today.

 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Hewlett 103

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