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Electronic Engineering Sixth Form Taster Day
Fri 7 July 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 BST
Spend a day in the Electronic Engineering Department at the University of York getting an insight into what it might be like to study electronics at university.
The programme will include a lecture by Dr Steve Smith on the varied applications of electronic engineering, a practical session in our teaching laboratories and an introduction to nanotechnology. There will also be a campus tour and a chance to chat to current students and staff over lunch (which is provided).
In the practical session you will build an Arduino Shield circuit board to produce light and sound, program the Arduino micro-controller to produce various effects and you get to take home the Arduino, the Shield you built and a programming cable so that you can continue to develop, at home, the programs you write on the day.
Quotes from last year's attendees:
"The lectures were useful for getting an insight into what electronics is and what is researched. I was unsure of what I wanted to study but now I have a good idea."
"I've discovered that this is a lot more to electronics than just physics and maths."
The day is suitable for anyone currently in Year 12/Lower 6th (S6 in Scotland) with an interest in studying electronic engineering at university.
Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate parents or other family members on the day.