Hello, I haven’t frequented this board in long while but right now I need some advice. I’m currently a third year electrical engineering student (on an irregular course sequence) and quite frankly, I’m becoming disillusioned about the field I’ve chosen. It’s not that electronics or power engineering doesn’t interest me, but so far I feel like I cannot apply anything that I’ve learned into something productive. What primarily led to this is that I’ve failed to find an internship in my specific field due to a lack of technical skills, and I suspect most EE students at my level who do succeed end up doing something software or basic technician tasks. Also, I notice that many of the software and computer engineering students have their own software projects, but practically no one in electrical engineering does. I may be wrong, but this is my perception of the situation so far. There is a project course in the fall semester that might change things for the better; however I feel that doing a small electrical engineering project by myself or with classmates this summer would help me more. The problem though is that I’m not exactly sure what I want to do or if it can be done with the skills and resources I have. I am interested in hardware neural networks and applications of electroactive polymers, but I think neural networks might be out of the question for a small project and the electroactive polymers are probably out of my budget. I may have total access to my university’s IEEE student office for tools. Are there any recommended projects?