Eric Yeats Helps Middle Schoolers Get in Touch with Fun Side of Engineering
Fourth-year ECE PhD candidate Eric Yeats has spent the past few months partnering with Durham Public Schools to offer a free robotics club for local middle schools that need more STEM-based afterschool opportunities. He spent three afternoons a week going to Lucas, Githens and Lowe’s Grove Middle Schools for one- to two-hour afterschool sessions, teaching anywhere from five to 15 students how to program robots to avoid obstacles, understand voice commands, interact with each other and even play soccer. He also organized a Duke visit in May for the students, who toured the Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility and the Co-Lab Studio before ending their day at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Thank you, Eric, for all that you do to spread the experiences that make Duke Engineering special to the surrounding community!