UMBC Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA) Program

Dr. Lee serves as one of the instructors in Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA) program. It initially started as Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE ) in 2015 to involve active and engaged learning for local K-12 students, and give them the opportunity to connect their experience with future majors and careers in STEM subjects.

Since 2015, Dr. Lee instructed a one week lecture entitled “Powered Up: Re-Purposing Energy with an Energy Harvester” through which 6-8 grade students learned (i) how energy harvesting technology can be used to realize energy-sustainable “Internet of Things” environment, (ii) how efficiently the environmental vibration energy can be captured, and (iii) how CAD and 3D printing technology can be used for effective design and manufacturing of energy harvester prototype.

The students made their own vibration energy harvester which turns on LED when shaken by hand, and brought to home!

Starting from 2019, Dr. Lee will instruct “The Science of Environmental Energy” session.

For registration for upcoming opportunity, please visit here.


Wine glass xylophone Small wind turbine demonstration
3D printing demonstration Laser cutting demonstration
Lecture on basic physics Programming, 3D CAD drawing


Science in Kids’ Toy!

One of the Dr. Lee’s lifelong missons is to bring more attention on STEM and encourage K-12 students to consider STEM careers. As one of his effort to realize this mission, Dr. Lee keeps networking with Baltimore/Howard county K-12 teachers by visiting their classes and introducing his education/research results. For example, he voluntarily lectured on fundamental kinematics and demonstrated the toys that his ENME204 students made throughout their term project at St. Johns Lane Elementary School.

Lecture on “Science in Toy” Demonstration of UMBC students’ project to kids!