Junior EECS Day


For Junior EECS Day, students in grades 5-8 had the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what studying electrical engineering and computer science actually consists of. Small groups of students were matched with undergraduate EECS students, who accompanied them throughout the activities, which included 2 introductory CS and EE labs and a tour of campus.

In the introductory CS lab, students wrote short, fun programs in SNAP, a graphical drag-and-drop programming language.

In the introductory EE lab, students built cool circuits that could interact with the environment using Snap circuit sets.

On the campus tour, students visited a robotics lab and witnessed an ongoing robotics competition.


10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CS Lab

scratch program help

An HKN member helps a younger student with his Scratch program in the Soda labs.

scratch maze game

An attendee ponders the maze game he’s building in Scratch.

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EE Lab

snap circuit smile

A student beams as he builds a flying saucer circuit, which will spin and release the saucer into the air.

sound module circuit

Students create imaginative circuits with a sound module.

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Robotics tour

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PiE Robotics

students spectate robotics competition

Attending students spectate the PiE Robotics Competition Game, in which participating high school teams (mentored by Berkeley students) pit robots they built against each other.

robots competing

Robots competing at the PiE Robotics Competition Game

hearst mining circle tours

Families on the tour walk past the Hearst Mining Circle.
*Students rotated between different events and might not have seen it in this order