Introduction to Electrical Engineering


Intro to Electrical Engineering - Winter 2022


Garland Central Library - 625 Austin St, Garland, TX 75040

Date & Time

Saturdays 10:15am-12:00pm - Beginning January 8, 2022

An introduction to Electrical Engineering

This course is held at the North Garland Library at: 3845 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX 75040 from 10:15am-12:00pm

The Shoulders of Giants’ students at all levels should strive to adopt an attitude of lifelong learning, build confidence as valuable members of a technical team, and embrace their responsibilities as good citizens of the scientific community. After taking this course, students may expect to gain:

  1. Knowledge of basic electronics components and common applications
  2. An understanding of Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s Current Law, and Kirchoff’s Voltage Law in practical problems
  3. An ability to build and test simple circuits using solderless breadboards and digital multimeters. 
  4. An ability to apply circuit theories to real-world problems involving DC sensors and actuators. 
  5. The knowledge of how to access and interpret electronics datasheets. 

This course does not currently have a sponsor. 

There is no cost for students to join this course. 

Principal Systems Engineer 

Steven Foland PhD

Personal Philosophy: "My go-to icebreaker question when I meet other scientists or engineers is simple: ‘What inspired you to pursue your field?’ Their answers, nearly invariably, have one element in common: a parent, grandparent, or someone else close to them worked in a related field. It’s no wonder – the people close to us inspire us, support us, and provide us with access to resources that will help us in our pursuits. But what is supposed to happen to all those bright students out there who lack that personal connection? It is my mission to do whatever I can to provide that same kind of inspiration, support, and access for any student who wishes to seek it out."

This course is an in-person experience held at the North Garland Library. For students who wish to follow along virtually, course lecture recordings are available a few days following the Saturday session.  

This course is offered in Winter 2021. Class dates are:

Jan 8 Introduction to basic electronics theories.
Jan 15 Introduction to breadboarding and multimeters.
Jan 22 Applying Kirchoff’s laws to resistive sensor circuits
Jan 29 Introduction to operational amplifiers.
Feb 5 Using operational amplifiers to condition sensor signals.
Feb 12 Voltage-output sensor circuits.
Feb 19 Current-output sensor circuits.
Feb 26 Driving more complex circuit outputs.
Mar 5 Review

Class times are: 10:15am - 12:00pm CST

All class communications, special sessions, and lectures are provided in TSoG eLearning.  


This in-person course is held at the Garland Central Library 

Please click below to register. A few things to keep in mind:

  • All students must be between 13-18 years old to participate in this course (in the in-person format) and should have taken Algebra I.  Adults may register as virtual students.
  • New to TSoG? If so, no problem! After you create a profile, the welcome email will contain instructions to join eLearning to access course content. You may also Click Here now to complete enrollment into TSoG eLearning.   
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