The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin hosted its eighth annual Edison Lecture Series on February 22-23, this year focusing on robotics. The series used robots as a platform to engage and excite youth from around central Texas about computing and engineering. During the past seven years, the series has reached nearly 22,000 students in the Austin area.
Drs. Christine Julien and Sriram Vishwanath, associate professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), served as Distinguished Lecturers. Interactive lectures featuring local high school and University robotics, solar car, and electrical and computer engineering groups showcased their projects for middle and high school students, providing the opportunity to touch and interact with robots, robotics and other state-of-the-art engineering projects.
The Edison Lecture Series — a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition program — was created to provide Central Texas students with more information about engineering education, and to inform them of the opportunities available when studying engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels.