The IEEE has been a leader in promoting STEM education, or the inclusion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in most K-12 curriculums. The STEM conferences are a part of the effort to engage teachers and students alike, drawing responses from the audience and bringing forth new ideas and new ways to include STEM in the curriculums of younger and younger students. Kapil Dandekar uses examples from recent projects to promote the efforts of the IEEE to engage in EPICS projects, which are multidisciplinary engineering education projects done by university students around the world. These projects, according to Dandekar, are growing and have been largely successful. Kapil Dandekar is an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. He is also the Director of Drexel Wireless Systems Laboratory, which has been recognized and supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Army CERDEC, National Security Agency, Office of Naval Research, and private industry. Dandekar has published articles in multiple IEEE journals.
Kapil Dandekar discusses what EPICS projects are and how people can get involved in them as part of the 2013 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education conference.