Middle School Students Build Electronics with the EDF

August 29, 2012

On July 23rd and 24th, 24 participants in the Artemis program visited the Boston University Physics Department Electronics Design Facility.   Artemis is a five-week summer program directed by undergraduate women at Boston University which introduces rising 9th grade girls to computer science.  As part of their activities in the program, they spent two days assembling and testing a programmable music synthesizer. The design was made by B.U. undergraduate ECE student Chris Woodall.  They learned some basic electronics, soldering skills and a little music theory.  Pictured here is EDF director Eric Hazen helping install batteries in one of the finished synthesizers.   Also helping with instruction were BU physics graduates Chelsea Bartram, Dan Gastler and Charlie Hill, and BU engineering students Sam Damask and Chris Woodall.  Thanks also to Artemis advisor Cynthia Brossman.

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Eric Hazen and Artemis students