EWH periodically hosts events designed to allow students to teach each other
a variety of technical skills. EWH also occasionally invites
speakers to teach about issues relevant to engineering.
Date: 3/25/2009; Facilitator: Steven Skroch
This seminar provides hands-on training in the basics of digital logic.
Date: 2/23/2009; Facilitators: Lucas Vitzthum, Vince Mi, Kuya Takami, Joseph Yuen, and Amit Nimunkar
This seminar provides hands-on training in basic
soldering technique and medical equipment repair.
Date: 2/17/2009; Facilitators: Amit J Nimunkar, Sara Karle, Michele Lorenz, Emily Maslonkowski
This lab familiarizes students with the software package LabVIEW from National
Instruments for data acquisition and virtual instrumentation. The workshop also introduces students
to resistors, capacitors, and transistor circuits. It provides an opportunity to build and
test electronic circuits, and in the process to get acquainted with different laboratory
equipment such as a breadboard, an oscilloscope, a multimeter, the NI ELVIS system, and other systems used in biomedical engineering.
Date: 2/4/2009; Facilitators: Amit J. Nimunkar and Lucas Vitzthum
This seminar and Q&A session was dedicated to promoting awareness regarding
medical issues in developing countries. We bring to light the engineering
challenges in designing medical technology for diverse conditions,
and how engineering students can contribute to make a difference. We had three
speakers from the Hackett Hemwall Foundation in Madison, established to
providing medical care to under served people around the world. They spoke about
the need for medical and engineering technologies in
underdeveloped regions, and about some of the engineering and technical
constraints inherent in designing technology.
Date: 2/4/2009; Facilitator: Silas Bernardoni
This seminar is designed to provide students with basic skills when using the 3D modeling
program SolidWorks. Students learn how to build parts, assemblies and drawings. Students
are given a physical model, and learn to construct a CAD model using
SolidWorks. Students with prior experience with SolidWorks should plan on attending
the SolidWorks - II seminar to be taught later this semester. We will also help the
students create/develop models for their design projects, so they should bring their lab
Date: 1/28/2009; Facilitators: Kristen Seashore and Jonathan Meyer
This seminar familiarizes students with the basics of instrumentation. The lab introduces
resistors, capacitors, diodes and light emitting diodes (LEDs). Students have an
opportunity to build and test electronic circuits and in the process get acquainted with the
different laboratory equipment such as a breadboard, an oscilloscope, a multimeter, and other
systems used in electrical/biomedical engineering.