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Wed, Apr 17


Academy High

STEM Workshop - Exploring Circuitry

Whether you're a beginner or a budding STEM enthusiast, this event is perfect for you!

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STEM Workshop - Exploring Circuitry
STEM Workshop - Exploring Circuitry

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Academy High, 2001 Fox Dr, Champaign, IL 61820, USA


About the event

Event Details:

  • What: Interactive 2-hour Circuit Workshop
  • When: Wednesday, April 17th, 4:30-6:30
  • Where: Academy High
  • Who: Open to Current 8th-12th Grade Students (Limited to First 25 Sign Ups!)
  • Cost: Free!

We will have pizza and refreshments for attendees to enjoy mid-way through the event! 

Led by Illinois Robotics in Space (IRIS), a student organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that focuses on empowering K-12 students to expand their horizons in STEM. IRIS is a multidisciplinary organization that gives students the opportunity to develop an innovative robotic system in a peer-based learning environment.

What to Expect:

  • Introduction to STEM Concepts: Spend the first 30-40 minutes learning from IRIS students about semiconductors, logic gates, and the exciting world of circuits.
  • Hands-On Activities: Then, engage in two captivating projects:
  1. Implementing NAND and NOR gates using MOSFET
  2. Exploring Oscillating LEDs
  • Guidance from University Students: Work in small teams led by university students to foster a supportive learning environment.
  • No Prior Experience Necessary: Whether you're a beginner or a budding STEM enthusiast, this event is perfect for you!

Why Attend?

  • Expand your knowledge of circuits and semiconductor technology.
  • Discover the thrill of hands-on experimentation.
  • Gain insight into potential STEM career paths.
  • Network with like-minded peers and University students. 

This event will be supervised by Academy High staff and parents, as well as members of the Illinois Robotice in Space group. 

Don't miss this chance to dive into the fascinating world of STEM with Illinois Robotics in Space! If you're interested or have any questions, please RSVP or reach out to us directly. Let's explore the possibilities together!

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