Skills Development

Circuit design, black box, debugging, and more! Apply your electrical and computer engineering knowledge to solve interesting problems, earn leaderboard points, and enhance your troubleshooting skills. Tutorials, problem solving sessions, and competitions will be held throughout the semester. No experience is required and you can start attending at any time. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced problems will be offered at every session. Check out our calendar on the homepage for locations and times!

Held annually in November, the STL Section Black Box Competition is a chance for student branches in the area to compete against each other for prizes. To be on the S&T IEEE Student Branch team, attend Skills Development sessions and show your Black Box prowess!

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As part of the IEEE Region 5 Conference Competitions, the Circuit Design Competition involves working in a two student team to design a circuit that solves a provided technical problem. To represent our student branch at the 2018 competition in Lafayette, LA, show your skills at our Skills Development Sessions!

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Black Box

Use input and output signals to determine the circuit inside the black box

Circuit Design

Design, breadboard, and test a circuit to meet a set of requirements.


Take a circuit or microcontroller code that is not working, determine the problem, and implement a solution.