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HKN and IEEE introduce students to computer engineering

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Cornell ECE honors society Eta Kappa Nu and Cornell IEEE recently participated in Splash! Cornell where they taught "Computers Don't Byte -- an Introduction to Digital Logic" to middle and high school students.

The class included a short lecture introducing students to a history of computing, teaching the basics of logic gates, and showing them how to count and do simple addition in binary. Students then participate in a hands-on lab building half-adder circuits using integrated circuits, wires, LEDs, and batteries. At the end, the students' half adders were chained together to show  how to create a complex, multi-bit adder.

Splash! is a one-day event where high school and middle school students come to Cornell’s campus to learn anything (literally!) and discover that learning is fun. Splash teachers, administrators, and volunteers are all Cornell students. Find out more at

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