Raji Swaminathan’s science class was visited by two IBM scientists on April 5. This was Don Chamberlin’s fourth visit, in his ongoing effort to encourage more students to study engineering and sciences, specifically hoping to bring more women into the engineering field. Accompanying Don Chamberlin was his son, Steve Chamberlin, who is currently a software engineer at IBM.
Don Chamberlin, who has an electrical engineering Ph.D. from Stanford and worked at IBM for 38 years, led the class in a discussion of the “cool” and “not cool” aspects of studying and pursuing a career in engineering. After the discussion, the class conducted activities using binary numbers and learning about the differences between analog and digital. To wrap up the class, Chamberlin showed the class a video made by his IBM colleague John Cohn, who used rap music to encourage burgeoning engineers to continue studying engineering.
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