Electrical Engineering Camp (Women-Focused)

Girls Learning Electrical Engineering (GLEE)

For rising 10th-12th graders
June 16 – 22, 2019

The Girls Learning Electrical Engineering (GLEE) camp for high school women explores the depth and breadth of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Campers learn how research in this discipline benefits society as a whole. The technical program includes classroom instruction, demonstrations, hands-on activities, tours, usage of research facilities, and four team projects. The curriculum showcases practical applications of ECE (circuits, signals, electromagnetics, power, nanotechnology, solid state electronics, and photonics) by investigating a real world technology – the cell phone. Projects include:

  • Building an FM transmitter by laying out the parts of their circuit on a protoboard, determining their purpose, and then soldering together an FM phone that they take home with them.
  • Using an online circuit simulator to learn about logic gates before building an LED calculator circuit that adds numbers as high as 3 plus 3 and displays the result with light.
  • Working in a university cleanroom laboratory to make a solar cell and phototransistor
  • Building an image projector out of folded paper that holds an LED flashlight, a 1” square transparency, and a lens.

From previous years:

Camp Coordinator:

Dr. Lynford Goddard received a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford in 2005. He conducted postdoctoral research at LLNL on photonic integrated circuits and sensors. He joined the University of Illinois faculty in 2007 and is currently a full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His group fabricates, tests, and models photonic sensors, circuits, and instrumentation; develops novel device processing techniques; and applies quantitative phase microscopy for semiconductor wafer metrology. He was an IEEE Photonics Journal Associate Editor (2009-2014) and currently serves on its Advisory Board. He received the AAAS Early Career Public Engagement Award in 2011 and the PECASE award from President Barack Obama in 2010. Dr. Goddard is co-author of over 200 publications and 10 patents.

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