CBU club hosts tutorial for engineering students
Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2019)— Electric wiring dangled from circuit boards as students worked in teams to ensure the connections were in the correct place. Jordan Miller, an electrical and computer engineering junior at California Baptist University, was leading a training exercise hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) club.
Miller said the event on Jan. 30 was organized for engineering students to provide basic knowledge of Arduino, an open-source electronic prototyping platform. Students learned how circuit boards are wired and how single-board microcontrollers programed through Ardunio function as the brains of the circuit boards.
“The goal of this event is to educate people on Arduino, how it is used, the programming involved with it and how to get a better understanding of how it operates,” Miller said
Catherine Lirazan, IEEE club president, said the event served as a practical application to the theories discussed in electrical engineering classes.
Student participating in the event received supplies and equipment in order to create a hands-on learning experience, she added.
“Tutorials from clubs such as ours add to what the classes teach us,” said Lirazan, an electrical and computer engineering senior.
Josiah Lopez, a mechanical engineering sophomore, said the event was informative.
“I am interested in learning Arduino and circuit building,” Lopez said. “I am excited to continue to apply the knowledge I learned in this tutorial to future projects.”