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Due to the university’s updates regarding COVID-19 for programs involving children, we are unable to offer in-person programs this summer. We are considering potential virtual/remote options and will inform all applicants of our final decision.

Sense It

Ann Arbor

Program Overview


LEARN the fundamentals behind wireless sensors, their uses in modern technology, and how they affect our everyday lives and the spaces we inhabit. 

BUILD devices using remote measuring tools, programming, and connecting circuits. 

VISUALIZE how these devices connect with one another to gather information and control wireless sensors.

Meet the Instructor

Leland Pierce

Dr. Leland Pierce

Associate Research Scientist
Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan 

• Teaches introductory courses in engineering.

• Researches the development of image processing techniques for radar remote sensing.

• Studies scattering models for natural targets, integration of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), inverse scattering problems and image classification, and applied computational electromagnetics.

Professor Pierce’s website