{ ABOUT US };

OUR STORY

Our team started in early 2016 with the goal of changing the educational paradigm of our engineering community at UC San Diego. Identifying the lack of hands-on skills in our students, we formed a team to develop self-contained project kits that taught students specific hands-on skills to complement their theoretical classes. Since then, we've launched programs, courses, research projects, and much more! We're still a young team and are always evolving.

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2020 - 2021 OFFICER BOARD & ADVISORS

PRESIDENT

{ Sophia Lau }

I'm a 4th year data science major with an interest in machine learning, AR/VR technology, and cute animal memes. Looking forward to doing fun things with fun people!

OUTREACH CHAIR

{ Christie Lincoln }

I am a 4th year, Warren College student majoring in Computer Engineering. I love dog memes and ice cream. As outreach chair, I am looking forward to hosting workshops for the San Diego community and getting to know all of the new PiB members.

ECE STAFF ADVISOR

{ Nicholas Stein }

I'm an ECE alumnus with a BS in Electronic Circuits and Systems. When I'm not working or spending time with my kids, you can usually find me eating or sleeping!

PROJECT DIRECTOR

{ Jonathan Guerrero }

I'm a 5th year Electrical Engineering student with an interest in power systems and electronics, data science, machine learning, and project management. Looking forward to getting to know my fellow PiB members and leading them towards success!

WORKSPACE MANAGER

{ Katie Hsieh }

I’m a 2nd year student studying Computer Engineering. I’m excited to get to know other PiB members and work on more cool projects!

FACULTY ADVISOR

{ Professor Nguyen }

Project in a Box was first conceptualized by Professor Nguyen to address the need of project-based learning platforms. Professor Nguyen currently serves as an advisor to all ECE orgs.

ENGINEERING CHAIR

{ Jesse Soto }

I am a 5th year Electrical Engineering student who likes to tinker. I look forward to helping others enjoy tinkering as much as I do.

GRAD ADVISOR

{ Phuong Truong }

I'm a 4th year graduate student in Mechanical Engineering excited to continue support Project in a Box and their mission to support our students' careers by providing hands-on skills! 

OUR HANDS-ON HISTORY
2014
2016
2017
2019
2020
Prof. Nguyen is appointed chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hands-on Revolution in the ECE Department.
"Bring the E back to ECE"
Envision Studio Doors Open
Hands-on Revolution in JSOE in full steam
Project in a Box Team co-founded by undergraduate student, Phuong Truong, and Professor Nguyen. Members of Divergent Engineering, IEEE, and HKN form the original members of Project in a Box.
Fall 2016: ECE 196 is created and offered to ECE students based on PiB kits.
Fall 2017: Project in a Box breaks into four divisions: R&D, Inspire, Launch, and Partnership
Summer 2019: Project in a Box removes Launch and Partnership Division. R&D and Inspire fuses back together to a single organization, Project in a Box. 
Project in a Box workspace opens it doors for the first time for members of the community to use.
Project in a Box continues rapid growth in membership, partnerships with student orgs, outreach programs.
HANDS-ON COURSES TO TAKE!
 
 
 
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