IEEE International Conference on Communications
9–13 June 2024 // Denver, CO, USA
Scaling the Peaks of Global Communications

Pre-University STEM Education

ComSoc Pre-University STEM Education:  A Hands-On Experience

Date:  Monday, 10 June from 11:00 - 13:00 local time in Denver, CO
Location:  Terrace Room/ Terrace Level/ I.M. PEI Tower/Sheraton Hotel

Session Description:

Are you interested in inspiring the next generation of communication engineers?  Would you like to learn more about how to get started with Pre-University STEM educational activities for school-age students?  Or do you already have experience and are looking for new ideas or to share what’s working best for you?  If you answered “YES!” to any of these questions, we invite you to join us for this special session.  In the first half of the session you will learn about what ComSoc is doing in the area of Pre-University STEM Education, get information from the program about how to get started and best practices for your activities.  In the second part of the session, you will have the opportunity to sample some hands-on activities that can be done with children and walk away with instructions on how to do them on your own.  You will also have the chance to talk with other attendees and pick up some ComSoc Pre-University swag items.  We hope you can join us for this exciting event!


Stefano Giordano is full professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa where he is the responsible of the Telecommunication Networks Laboratories giving lectures both at the University of Pisa and the Italian Navy Academy. He is senior member of the IEEE Comsoc  and was Chair of the CSIM Technical Committee and at present chair of the TACTILE INTERNET TC and of the Comsoc Italy Chapter. He is author of more that 300 papers on peer reviewed international conferences and journals on the practical and theoretical aspect of modern networks including SDN, NFV and IoT. He was the responsible for the participation of the University of Pisa to the Euro-NGI (Next Generation Internet in Europe) Network of Excellence. He participated to the EU call  “Innovative ways to make science education and scientific careers attractive to young people” participating to the project  “Exploiting Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things to promote STEM Education”. Stefano is currently leading ComSoc’s Pre-University STEM Working Group.

Steve Izzo retired from Nokia Bell Labs in 2019 after a long career with expertise in product management, software engineering and management consulting. He joined the ComSoc Educational Services Board in 2022 specifically to work on Pre-University STEM education.  Steve has been a leader in ComSoc in developing resources for Pre-University STEM Education and was ComSoc’s liaison to the IEEE Educational Activities Board’s Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee (PECC).


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