Below you will find archives for all of the STEM activities articles we’ve published in IEEE Spark. Activities include DIY projects and experiments you can do at home to explore different STEM fields, like building your own speaker, exploring nanoparticles with sugar, and more!
Did you know that IEEE members all around the world like to reach out to students to share what it’s like to be an engineer?
The IEEE Photonics Society is made up of scientists and engineers in the fields of lasers, optoelectronics, and photonics from around the world. The society helps its members to learn and grow in their professions, publish and transmit research, collaborate through conferences and local chapters, recognize excellence in its field, and supports student activities.
Infrared radiation is widely used in technology, ranging from night vision (in which infrared radiation is detected when there isn’t enough visible light to see an object) to studying the composition of materials through a process called spectroscopy. In this activity, you will explore how the infrared radiation from a remote control interacts with different materials by trying to bounce the IR beam off of a material to control a television from around a corner.
With members across all disciplines of engineering, IEEE has a unique ability to foster collaboration and innovation. In the field of smart buildings, the IEEE is setting standards, researching across disciplines, and encouraging the growth and development of new technologies.
Smart buildings use technology to make our indoor environments as energy efficient and comfortable as possible. But a building’s initial design can have a major impact on energy efficiency. In this activity, you will design and build a passive solar house. Passive design uses no mechanical or electrical devices of any kind, but uses design, orientation, and carefully selected materials instead.