Circuits and Beats

Middle school students from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, Inc. learn digital circuits and programming concepts from undergraduate electrical engineering majors at UMass Amherst. The program was developed by UMass Amherst's M5, an educational initiative of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The two week summer workshop teaches students electrical engineering skills to create a “beat machine” where they were able to present and keep their final products. Students were informed about math and sciences courses that can potentially prepare them to study engineering at UMass Amherst or elsewhere.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

August 2, 2010

Partner(s): 

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, Inc.
70 Nick Cosmos Way
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States

Program Director: 

T. B. Soules

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

T. B. Soules

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering

Organizational elements: 

Student Involvement: 

Yes

This Project Receives External Funding: 

No

Assessment Mechanism: 

No