Summer 2023. Honors seminar in the Student Science Training Program (SSTP) at the University of Florida

by | May 7, 2024

In this seminar, we offered an honors seminar to ten high school students in the SSTP summer program. Our activities aimed at balancing simulations, real-life circuit design, FPGA-based games, and collaboration to develop FPGA-based projects to address real-world challenges. Examples of these challenges include integrating FPGAs with sensors to achieve intelligent home energy management or optimizing air conditioners for precise temperature control. The overarching goal was to explore a range of science and math concepts, such as binary arithmetic, Boolean logic, combinational circuits, finite state machines, and memory read-and-write processes. Additionally, students had the opportunity to engage with guest speakers who are experts and role models in the field of computer hardware engineering.