EE Student Information

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EE Student Information, Spring Quarter through Academic Year 2020-2021: FAQs and Updated EE Course List.

Updates will be posted on this page, as well as emailed to the EE student mail list.

Please see Stanford University Health Alerts for course and travel updates.

As always, use your best judgement and consider your own and others' well-being at all times.

Undergraduate

Student / Faculty Roundtable Discussion

Topic: 
Lunch and AMA conversation
Abstract / Description: 

These informal & informational lunches consist of several students and faculty. There is no set agenda during the discussion and it is completely informal. Students are encouraged to share their experience within the department, research, their plans, and feedback. 

Registration is required.

Sign up as soon as you can because the roundtable discussion session is very popular and fills up quickly! Space is limited; you will receive a confirmation email if you are confirmed to attend. Please contact Tiffany, Student Life Coordinator if you have any questions, tdtran@stanford.edu. Thank you!

The student/faculty roundtable discussions are organized by the Student Life Committee.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

VR / AR / XR Panel

Topic: 
New VR / AR / XR Trends
Abstract / Description: 

Join Stanford XR for an exciting panel of XR industry leaders on Monday, June 1 from 5:00-6:00 PM Pacific Time! We have 5 different speakers from across the VR/AR/XR landscape (3 of them are Stanford alums, and 2 of those helped found Rabbit Hole VR/Stanford XR), and we have a fantastic discussion and Q&A planned for you centered around new trends in XR, connecting a socially-distanced world, and the future of immersive tech.

You don't want to miss it (but if you have to please RSVP so we can send you the recording after)!
RSVP Form: bit.ly/SXRPanel20RSVP
Zoom Link: bit.ly/SXRPanel20Zoom
Google Calendar: bit.ly/SXRPanel20Cal

Date and Time: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
RSVP for link

AMA EE IT Open Office Hours

Topic: 
Ask Me Anything!
Abstract / Description: 

Bring your IT-related ponderings and enjoy the company of our IT team!

Every Friday, Zoom link available upon request via eamil to action@ee.stanford.edu.

SEE YOU THERE!

 

Date and Time: 
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom (link by request only)

Terman Engineering Library's Popular Science Book Club meet-up

Topic: 
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Abstract / Description: 

"When: the Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing" by Daniel H. Pink
Instant New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller
Instant Washington Post Bestseller


 

Daniel H. Pink unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing", Pink shows that timing is really a science.

Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married? In "When", Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 5:00pm
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Zoom (join mail list for link)

Digital Memcomputing Webinar presents Digital Memcomputing: from logic to dynamics to topology

Topic: 
Digital Memcomputing: from logic to dynamics to topology
Abstract / Description: 

Memcomputing is a novel physics-based approach to computation that employs memory to both process and store information on the same physical location. Its digital version is designed to solve combinatorial optimization problems. A practical realization of digital memcomputing machines (DMMs) can be accomplished via circuits of non-linear, pointdissipative dynamical systems engineered so that periodic orbits and chaos can be avoided. A given logic problem is first mapped into this type of dynamical system whose point attractors represent the solutions of the original problem. A DMM then finds the solution via a succession of elementary instantons whose role is to eliminate solitonic configurations of logical inconsistency (??logical defects??) from the circuit. I will discuss the Physics behind memcomputing and show many examples of its applicability to various combinatorial optimization problems demonstrating its advantages over traditional approaches. Work supported in part by DARPA, MemComputing, Inc. (http://memcpu.com/), and CMRR.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
zoom link : https://stanford.zoom.us/j/7457272659

lab64 PCB Workshop

Topic: 
PCB Workshop - First of the quarter!
Abstract / Description: 

Our first meeting will be Tuesday April 14th, 7PM - 8PM! We will send out a Zoom link about an hour before the meeting. We will be recording the entire thing so don't worry if you can't make it. In the meantime, please follow the setup instructions which will guide you through installing Kicad and bringing up a simple board.

During Tuesday's meeting, we will go through the second activity in case anyone has any issues. Feel free to start working on it as soon as you have a moment.

 

Also, if you have not signed up, please fill out this form so that we can add you to the list.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Zoom

EE Community Town Hall

Topic: 
Community Support and Q and A
Abstract / Description: 

EE Students and Postdocs,

We understand the last few weeks have been stressful for many of you. This has been a time of much uncertainty and great transition at a moment's notice. To show support for our EE community and answer any inquiries you may have, the Electrical Engineering Department will hold a town hall meeting this Monday, March 30th, 2020 from 10am-11am (Pacific Daylight Time).

Please RSVP forms.gle/fa6XVMkTo912dRAc7
*You can list up to 3 questions on the RSVP form. You can also ask questions during the meeting using the chat function in Zoom.

 

The panelists include:

  • EE Department Chair: Prof. Stephen Boyd
  • EE Associate Chair of Graduate Education: Prof. Brad Osgood
  • EE Interim Associate Chair of Undergraduate Education: Prof. John Pauly
  • Director of Finance and Operations: Mary K. McMahon (moderator)
  • Director of Student and Academic Services: Meo Kittiwanich

We hope you can make it. Please stay safe and take care.

Date and Time: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom id: 925 789 269

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REU Seminar; REU Event

REU Final Presentation Day!

Topic: 
REU Final Presentation Day
Abstract / Description: 

You are Invited!

The REU Program's Final Presentations Day

~ hosted by the Electrical Engineering Department ~

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required. RSVP by August 21.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Thomas Freeland

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

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Andrew Scheuermann

Topic: 
REU Seminar #5: Dr. Andrew Scheuermann
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Prof. Fred Gibbons

Topic: 
REU Seminar #4
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes grad student panel

Topic: 
REU Seminar Series
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Prof. Juan Rivas-Davila

Topic: 
REU Seminar #3
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series presents Guided Meditation Workshop

Topic: 
REU event
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Prof. Tom Lee

Topic: 
REU Seminar #2
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Prof. Weissman

Topic: 
REU Seminar #1
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series, 2020

Topic: 
REU Orientation
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

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lab64 makerspace

lab64 PCB Workshop

Topic: 
PCB Workshop - First of the quarter!
Abstract / Description: 

Our first meeting will be Tuesday April 14th, 7PM - 8PM! We will send out a Zoom link about an hour before the meeting. We will be recording the entire thing so don't worry if you can't make it. In the meantime, please follow the setup instructions which will guide you through installing Kicad and bringing up a simple board.

During Tuesday's meeting, we will go through the second activity in case anyone has any issues. Feel free to start working on it as soon as you have a moment.

 

Also, if you have not signed up, please fill out this form so that we can add you to the list.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Zoom

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 6, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

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