EE Emerge

EE-Emerge will be offered Academic Year 2016-2017.  In EE-Emerge student teams conceive, design and build interactive electronic systems to appeal to the general public. EE-Emerge offers participants the opportunity to develop and apply their basic electrical and computer engineering principles to create an interactive technology exhibit accessible to the general public.   EE-Emerge is sponsored by Texas Instruments.  For examples of EE-Emerge projects, see below:

 

Laser Harp: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4AEsMZzUVutZU1FZmV6MTdrRkk

Naughty Ball: http://hackaday.com/2015/05/21/interactive-robot-project-naughty-ball/

Pressure Mat Game: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-tgsdJQ55rwdHlBMDRVbE5KQ1U

 

EE-Emerge is primarily for engineering majors in their junior year with an interest in computer engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. Sophomores are allowed to participate.

 

The expectation is that EE-Emerge is a yearlong commitment, however one or two quarter involvement is also possible. The group meets weekly on Fridays at 10 a.m. and work on their project according to the schedules of the team members.  The initial meeting will be in Wellman 1 on 9/23/16 from 10-11 a.m.

 

In the Fall EE-Emerge participants define the scope of the exhibits, design teams are formed, and they explore critical elements and decide on final exhibit pieces.    During the Winter quarter the electronic systems are implemented and tested for demonstration in early Spring during Picnic Day.   During the Spring Quarter presentations and demonstrations are given at Picnic Day, the annual campus wide Undergraduate Research Conference and other venues.  In the last several years EE-Emerge exhibits were so successful, that projects were demonstrated at the Maker Faire (http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/) which is a high-visibility technological event that is annually held in Silicon Valley.

EE-Emerge provides participants with high visibility to obtain fellowships, summer industry internships after their junior year and part-time employment on campus.  Most importantly, the expertise and training obtained via EE-Emerge has shown to be highly effective in making early connections that lead to future employment.

 

If you are interested in participating EE-Emerge for Fall Quarter 2016 you may register for EEC 198 & EEC 190C (one unit each, you must register for both).  A requirement to enroll in EE-Emerge is to have a GPA greater than 3.0 and a commitment is required to maintain a level of academic achievement in the following year.  Though you may register now, final approval is up to the discretion of the faculty and will be reviewed the week of September 26.

EEC 198 & 190C units will count toward the Technical Elective graduation requirement (for up to 6 units).

COURSE                CRN

EEC 198               54813

EEC 190C             31596

Please remember to register for 1 unit for both EEC 190C & 198.

 

Questions about EE-Emerge should be addressed to Professor Raj Amirtharajah (ramirtha@ucdavis.edu).

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