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The Young Scholars Summer Program In Electronics And Computers

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.660.1 - 5.660.10



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Kenneth Reid

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Session 3286

The Young Scholars Summer Program in Electronics and Computers

Kenneth J. Reid Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)


The Electrical Engineering Technology department at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis has hosted classes for the Young Scholars summer program for three years. The classes offered through EET have been primarily open for enrollment to students entering grades 8 through 10 (one course has been offered for grades 5 through 7). The first course, Electronics, has been offered all three years and has traditionally been the most popular course offered throughout the Young Scholar program. A Peek Inside the Computer, a class on computer software and hardware , was developed this past summer for the first time. Both courses were filled to capacity, and generated very positive feedback. Every session involves hands-on activities, with lecture content tailored to the lab. This paper will describe the typical students, the curriculum and projects, and important points to making this and similar programs successful.


The K-12 students of today are potentially the college students of tomorrow. In many cases, their math and science classes may be weak, and they may have little understanding of engineering and technology. The IEEE has identified one of its main goals as “teaching K-12 students the importance of engineering” 1. Involving potential students on campus with fun and educational activities should stimulate an interest in college 2, hopefully in your discipline, and if all goes well, may encourage them toward your department!

The Young Scholar Program - General Overview:

The Young Scholar program at IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis) was started more than ten years ago, and has been administered through the Department of Education for the prior two years. Until three years ago, all of the courses offered were in the liberal arts. In the past three years, two classes have been

Reid, K. (2000, June), The Young Scholars Summer Program In Electronics And Computers Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8855

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