Saturday Engineering for Everyone

Saturday Engineering for Everyone is an open and free lecture series aimed at non-engineers of all backgrounds who are interested in learning about engineering.

In order to protect the health and safety of the community during the pandemic, the first two sessions (2/12/22 & 2/26/22) will be conducted virtually on Zoom. Participants must have an authenticated Zoom account (free) to log in to the lecture.

A decision on virtual versus in-person for the remaining presentations will be made at a later date. Please check this page for details.

Jan 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022 Spring 2022

The robots are coming...to your farm

The robots are coming...to your farm

Girish Chowdhary, Assistant Professor

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Bioinspired Cameras: Lessons Learned from Nature and Adopted in the Operating Room

Bioinspired Cameras: Lessons Learned from Nature and Adopted in the Operating Room

Viktor Gruev, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Hey, I'm walkin' here! (How to help robots navigate among us safely)

Hey, I'm walkin' here! (How to help robots navigate among us safely)

Katie Driggs-Campbell, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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A Journey through Wireless Networks to 5G and Internet of Things (IoT)

A Journey through Wireless Networks to 5G and Internet of Things (IoT)

Haitham Al-Hassanieh, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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What is a Qubit? – An Introduction to Quantum Computing

What is a Qubit? – An Introduction to Quantum Computing

Eric Chitambar, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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