ECEDHA Recap

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association, or ECEDHA, is one of the biggest trade shows that Digilent goes to, and I was lucky enough to be able to go this year. ECEDHA features a conference with lots of seminars, and an exposition where companies like Digilent get to show off the cool things they have to offer students.

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Digilent and CoreEL Participated in IUCEE 2015

CoreEL Technologies, Digilent’s exclusive academic partner in India, attended the second Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education 2015 (IUCEE) in Bangalore January 7-9. They showcased the demo powered by the Digilent Zynq FPGA development board, Analog Discovery, and Basys 3 Artix-7 FPGA development board in the booth and held a workshop to teach the embedded design on Xilinx’s All Programmable Zynq SoC with the Digilent Zedboard.

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Digilent and Xilinx at Higher Education Conference 2014

Xilinx University Program and Digilent China, our licensed partner in China, recently attended the Teaching Electronics Innovation Technology for Higher Education Conference 2014. The conference was organized by 360 Electronic Engineering Technology, one of the most popular engineering education portals in China. This conference is held for a month across China in Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin, Xian, Nangjing, Wuhan, Chengdu, and Guangzhou.

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PLTW, the Cmod S6, and NI MyDAQ

One of the best parts of traveling to a conference like ASEE is getting to participate in hands on workshops. I love getting to go to these, because many times, these are teaching experiences that I’ve only heard about that use Digilent products, so it was a welcome change to be able to see one in action.

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American Control Conference Portland Recap

Digilent recently attended the pre-conference workshop session at the American Control Conference (ACC) at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. We were there to provide support for the Analog Discovery, which was being showcased in the pre-conference workshop “Ubiquitous Hands-On Learning: The Future of Engineering Education”. Workshop speakers included Bonnie Ferri, Al Ferri, and Deborah Warner. In addition to the presenters, 9 attendees were there. After discussing student involvement in engineering education, participants were able to play with various test and measurement devices.

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ASEE Pre-Conference Workshop

We are excited to announce that that we will be hosting a pre-conference workshop this year at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference in Indianapolis. This workshop will be led by our Academic Initiatives Director, John Schneider, and will be held on Sunday, June 16, at the Indianapolis Convention Center. We are excited to promote our “every student, every assignment” message with this workshop entitled, “Teaching Engineering Design with Student-Owned Digital and Analog Lab Equipment”. Look for pictures of the workshop to be posted after the event!

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EELive Recap

Digilent’s first foray into EELive was a successful one, thanks to a great message that we believe in: making technology more accessible to the public and encouraging students, professional engineers, educators, and makers to become more involved in the engineering process. Alex, our representative at EELive, was excited about the success of his trip and said that both we and one of our partners, Microchip Technology, did some great demos. Microchip’s demo used their kit to measure the blood pressure, oxygen levels, and pulse automatically. Technology is all around us and can be adapted in new ways, and we are looking forward to next year and all the new ideas to come! Contributed by Caitlin. *Sorry for the blurry photos. Pictures were taken on a phone. To see more pictures follow @DigilentInc and @alexwonglik on Twitter!

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