Hands-on Soldering Activities

Soldering is an excellent skill to master. Building the IPCEF pin is a great hands-on learning activity to encourage middle school and high school students to pursue STEM majors and careers in engineering, taking a cross-disciplinary approach by integrating Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

Nearly 200 high school students participated in this activity in San Diego, CA during the annual IPC APEX EXPO STEM Outreach Event on Thursday, February 6th, 2020. For more information about the STEM Event - Click here.

The intent of this hands-on activity is to provide a brief overview to engage and introduce students by incorporating both hardware and software-based concepts into one tool.

Exposing and engaging high school students to soldering, circuitry design and coding, and careers in electronics.

For more Information about hands-on soldering activities and how to bring this exciting, hands-on learning experience to students in your community, contact Charlene Gunter du Plessis, Sr. Director, IPC Education Foundation – [email protected].

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5 Hands-on Soldering Activities were held from September to December 2019 in select cities:


San Diego, CA, Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA, Raleigh, NC, Huntsville, AL


For more information on IPCEF events – please click here.