Published: 14 Nov 2022
A team of volunteer judges from IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Educational Services Board, Women in Communications Engineering Committee (WICE), and the TryEngineering Program of the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) diligently worked to review the significant number of entries received for the Pre-University Hands-On Activities Contest. The objective of this contest was to identify imaginative and innovative hands-on activities designed to explain communication technologies topics to Pre-University students. The contest team was overjoyed with the response and the number of creative ideas that were submitted. The team expresses its gratitude to all contest participants and would like to recognize that it is members like you that will inspire the next generation of communications engineers.
The entries that stood out as being exceptional and fully met the terms of the contest were selected as winners in the various age categories. Congratulations to these winning entries for sharing creative activities for use with Pre-University children in these various age groups:
Age Category 7-10
“How Do Mobile Phones Communicate? Our Friends the Bits” submitted by Lianet Mendez, Raquel Pérez Leal, Ana García Armada
Age Category 11-13
“Demonstrate the Concept of Code Division Multiplexing” submitted by Marc Blumberg
“Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, Uses Lasers to Examine a Variety of Surfaces” submitted by Michelle Zhou
Age Category 14-18
“IoT with a Soft Touch” submitted by Liesbet Van der Perre, Bert Cox, Hanna Deprez, Gilles Callebaut, Jona Cappelle, Sarah Goossens, Geoffrey Ottoy, Guus Leenders, Jarne Vanmulders
“Hands-on Activity on the Coverage and Capacity Analysis of a WiFi Network” submitted by Oluwaseun Ajayi
“Digital Escape Room” submitted by Victor P. Gil, Miguel Ángel Pérez Naranjo, Adriana Moreno, and Kun Chen Hu
There were many great contest submissions and we would like to share special thanks to all who submitted entries:
Ramneek Kalra, Viviana Montalvo Durán, Elvis Bonilla, Steven Nazareno, Rohit George, Anoushka k, Samanuai A, Tooba Aftab Arisar, Anish Oad, Muhammad Essa, Dr. Umair Ahmed Korai, Mubashir Hussain Memon, Shiza Yashfeen, Shahbaz Gul, Muzamil Soomro, Muhammad Meezan, Abubaker Ali, Navesh Kumar, Ghulam Murtaza, Guntur Renu, Qirat Ali Jafferi, Muhammad Umar, Areeba Majid Memon, Mehmet Ali Aygul, Zemzem Selin Oruc, Katherine Grace August, PhD, Paula Muller, PhD, Mathini Sellathurai, PhD and Maira Ratnarajah, Herbert Jelinek,, Dr. David Simon, MD, Raziq Yakub, PhD, Amanda Deol, Christine Girtain, Margaret J Lyons, PE, Fatimah Shehadeh Grant, PhD, Thomas M Willis, III PhD, Victor B Lawrence, PhD, Hong Man, PhD, Meng Jiang, PhD, Daniel Devasviratham, PhD, Dr. Keith Thompson, MD, Khandakar Nusrat Islam, PhD, Afia Lateef, The Honorable Duncan Rogers Lee, II EdD MBA JD Esq, Irfan Lateef, PhD, Giovanni Vannucchi, PhD, Yogesh Kuma, Nahla Mustafa Ali, Gavishta Liyanage, Kaveesha Gimhana, Gayani Siriwardana, Were Bill
We will be working to make many of these great hands-on activity ideas available to you for use with Pre-University students. Be sure to check back soon as we continue to build ComSoc’s Pre-University STEM Education Program!