EE 198: Hands-On PCB Engineering is an introductory course to printed circuit board (PCB) design and layout practices and concerns. It is intended for students with some experience with circuits who are interested in learning about and gaining or improving PCB design and assembly skills, and particularly those who are part of or intend to join engineering student organizations with working knowledge in PCB design.

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The Berkeley IEEE Student Branch’s Micromouse DeCal is a hands-on course aimed at undergraduates with an interest in robotics. In the class, teams of 2~5 students are formed to build and program autonomous, maze-solving cars that follow the standards set in IEEE’s Micromouse competition.

The course assumes no experience and will be based around a series of labs and project milestones that cover a wide range of robotics concepts. The course will expose students to Arduino programming, autonomous navigation, sensors, PID, and basic electrical engineering, while preparing them for an in-class competition at the end of each semester. Teams are also provided with the opportunity to qualify for funding to attend competitions among other schools in California and neighboring states.

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Berkeley IEEE is excited to offer a new Cybersecurity course in conjunction with non-profit CodePath for Spring 2021! The course will focus on teaching students the basics of cybersecurity and common vulnerabilities and attacks, receiving hands-on practice in both exploitation techniques and strategies for protecting and hardening applications. Students will be introduced to a wide range of topics via a combination of sessions, projects, and labs, giving students both a thorough grounding in the details of cybersecurity and an introduction to the broader landscape of information security.

The course does not require that students have any background in Computer Security, so courses such as CS161 are not a prerequisite for students interested in taking this course!

This course will be held remotely on Zoom. The zoom link will be emailed shortly before the first session. Sections will be held every Thursday, starting on February 11, 2021 and ending on April 29, 2021.

Feel free to reach out to for more information on the course, CodePath or any questions in general!

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