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Edison Lecture Series

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

Get Involved

Exhibit an activity or demo We are looking for interactive, hands-on activities or demos that illustrate electrical and computer engineering concepts, with emphasis on the fun over the fundamentals. Any activities that relate to electrical and computer engineering are welcome. Exhibitors should prepare for about 900 attendees to come through the exhibit hall in 3 hours.


Edison Lecture Series

Contact Us

General questions, including how to register a student group, how to do demos at the event, bus parking, etc.:

Contact Theresa Claiborne

Poster Contest Submission Questions:

Contact Andrew Carr

Company Sponsorship questions:

Contact Breanne Ertmer

Edison Poster Contest

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 2020 Edison Lecture Series.

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.

Design Suggestions

  • 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?

Technical Requirements:

  • Please TITLE your file with your name and school.
  • Posters should be 11" x 17" in a high-resolution PSD, PDF or TIFF 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

  • 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