Course Overview

Electrical Engineering I: Circuits and Robots (EE I) is intended for high school students with zero or very limited experience with electrical circuits or robots. It is designed for any student who is curious about the field of Electrical Engineering, yet has never built an electrical circuit before, let alone a small autonomous robot, and is interested in doing just that.

During the 2-week period of this course, our students will take some light yet eye-opening theoretical classes on foundational concepts of electrical engineering, microwaves, and quantum computing. These classes will be presented in a fun and lightning way by an array of faculty members who are experts in the field. Central to the program, our students will also have an extensive exposure to hands-on activities in our laboratories, where they will work on mini robot projects from start to finish. These robot projects, whose tangible deliverables they will be proud to show and talk about at the end of the program, will help cement some of the concepts presented in the short theoretical classes. In addition, our students will have the opportunity to tour various labs in our department and beyond. They will also tour some electrical engineering industry labs in the Syracuse region as part of field trips.

All in all, our students will have a fun experience of what it is like to be an Electrical Engineering student at Syracuse University and have the opportunity to preview their future experience in industry. Living on-campus, they will be able to make the most of various resources offered on our campus, and make new friends and connections. All for an excellent and memorable 2-week academic-life experience!

All students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and have the opportunity to request a Syracuse University noncredit transcript.

Course Objectives

This course will give the students the practical opportunity to:

  • Understand some fundamental laws and principles of electrical engineering circuits.
  • Understand some fundamental principles of microwave.
  • Understand some fundamental principles of quantum computing.
  • Build and take measurements of electrical circuits.
  • Build small robots from start to finish.
  • Become familiar with the lab environment in both the academic setting and the industry setting.

Course Information

Course Prefix and Number: SCN 147

Format: On Campus (at Syracuse University)

Eligibility: Students must be of rising high school junior, or senior status – or a 2024 high school graduate.

Credit: Noncredit

Grading: Pass/Fail


  • Residential: $4,095
  • Commuter: $3,166

Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees. Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program Information

Summer College – On Campus: Experience what college is really like: take a college-level course, live in a residence hall, have meals with friends in a dining hall, and participate in activities and events on campus.

Course Dates and Details

ProgramCourse DatesClass Time (Eastern Time)Credit/NoncreditStatus
Summer College – On Campus 2-Week Session I: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 19, 2024 MTWThF;
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
There will be a one hour break at noon for lunch. Class times subject to change.

Course Requirements

Technology Requirements

A laptop is required for this class.

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

  • First Block (9 a.m. to Noon): students will have theoretical instruction and have EE engineers give talks about hot topics in EE. (50-minute sessions, 10-min breaks).
  • Lunch break (Noon – 1 p.m.)
  • Second block (1 to 4 p.m.): students will have lab experiments, build electrical circuits and small robots. They will work in teams of two.

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College – On Campus activities to meet and connect with other students! Check out our On Campus Experience page for more information!

Field Trips

There will be 1-2 field trips to electrical engineering-related local companies in the Syracuse region.

Faculty Bio

Jean-Daniel Medjo Me Biomo

Jean-Daniel Medjo Me Biomo joined the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Teaching Professor in Fall 2021. At Syracuse University, Medjo Me Biomo teaches classes in electrical engineering and computer science, including but not limited to Electrical Engineering Laboratory I, Linear Systems Laboratory, Digital Logic Design, and Introduction to Computer Communication and Network. 

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Medjo Me Biomo was a Sessional Lecturer (2019-2021) and a Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2021) in the department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Canada. In his teaching capacity, he taught various courses, including Digital Communications, Algorithms and Data Structures, Computer Systems Design, and Probability and Random Processes for Engineers.

In his postdoctoral researcher capacity, Medjo Me Biomo’s research work has focused on AI-enabled satellite networks within the Optical Satellite Communications Canada (OSC) framework of National Research Council Canada (NRC). He contributed to the 2021 edition of the “IEEE International Network Generations Roadmap” for satellites. Prior to that, as a graduate student, his research focused on unmanned aerial vehicles’ (UAV) ad hoc networks. He has published 10+ conference and journal papers. He is an IEEE and ASEE member.

Medjo Me Biomo received the B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal in 2010. He received the M.A.Sc and Ph.D. degrees, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from Carleton University in 2014 and 2019 respectively.

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