The Edison Lecture Series is a free, interactive STEM learning experience that engages middle and high school students with the fun side of electrical and computer engineering. Edison attendees learn the fundamentals of an engineering topic through a university-style lecture, then see these concepts come to life through hands-on demos. Be part of the excitement!
Edison Lecture Series 2023
Poster graphic by Sharanya Gupta, Westwood High School
Sustainability: Engineering Solutions to Environmental Problems
Every aspect of engineering impacts the environment. As engineers, we have an obligation to constantly consider the impact that our solutions have on the environment that we inhabit. Increasingly, though, we also have the opportunity to engineer solutions that directly benefit the environment. From efficient and clean energy solutions, to smart buildings and energy efficient deep learning, engineers from across electrical and computer engineering are making innovative positive impacts on a sustainable future. Join us to investigate some of these efforts and to uncover the potential problems you could help solve to make the world a better place.
Date and Time: TBA
The Edison Lecture Series is brought to you by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
General questions, including how to register a student group, how to do demos at the event, bus parking, etc.:
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Edison Poster Contest
Every year, the Edison Lecture Series hosts a poster contest to design the poster for the following year's lecture. The winners will be announced at the Edison Lecture Series.
Description: TBA (The description should not appear on the poster design.)
Please submit all work by emailing a link to a Dropbox or Google Drive folder to Andrew Carr, or your teacher can make a Dropbox link for your entire class's submissions. Please TITLE your file with your name and school.
- Keep the theme in mind. If the topic is "software", think about what images relate to software.
- Images of "gears" are representative of mechanical engineering, not electrical and computer engineering.
- Take a step back and look at your design. If you didn't know what the event was, would you be able to guess based on your design?
- Please TITLE your file with your name and school.
- Posters should be 11" x 17" (portrait or landscape) in a high-resolution PSD or PDF format.
- Artwork should be 300 dpi or higher.
- All text should be at least 1/2" away from the edge of the paper.
- Any questions regarding file types or requirements should be sent to Andrew Carr.
Edison Through the Years
- 2022 Augmented and Virtual Reality
- 2021 Failing Well
- 2020 Embedded Medicine
- 2019 Man Machine Symbiosis
- 2018 Autonomous Vehicles
- 2017 Fiber & Light
- 2016 Computing for Green
- 2015 Big Data
- 2014 Mobile Computing
- 2013 Bioinformatics
- 2012 Robotics
- 2011 Software is Engineering
- 2010 Innovation
- 2009 Changing the World One Engineer at a Time
- 2008 Television and Surveillance
- 2007 Renewable Energy
- 2006 Microprocessors
- 2005 Communications