Summer B 2018 Course Offerings
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|IDH2930||Crystal Fire||1||4D27||Erin Patrick|
|IDH3931||Summer in City||3||4A86||Melissa Johnson|
IDH2930 Crystal Fire
“In 1947, in the shadows of WWII, three men at Bell Labs invented the transistor. The transistor has revolutionized the world we live in. We take for granted amazing amounts of processing power and access to the world’s collected wisdom in the palm of our hands. It was not always that way. Who invented the transistor? Who packed them together into a chip? What problems were these men trying to solve and how did they come to start some of the largest corporations in the world today? Learn about the beginnings of the silicon age and scientists and engineers that revolutionized the world as we know it.”
By the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of the silicon age and the scientists and engineers that developed the first transistor. Students will participate in in-class discussions and deliver individual presentations on a related topic of their choosing.