Fall 2012 Precollege Activities

The CBU School of Engineering hosted many successful pre-college workshops this fall where middle school and high school students got to come on campus to participate in hands-on engineering activities. This is part of an ongoing effort to introduce middle and high school students to the engineering field and encourage them to pursue math and science courses that are essential in preparing for engineering school.

  • September 25 – CREATE AN INTERACTIVE 3-D MOVIE, Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe-Basogain showed high school students how to create a simple movie or video game using ALICE, a 3-D graphical programming environment. Photos can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.413037428746001.83141.135651976484549&type=1&l=213cc1077a
  • October 23 – KICKSTICK: CREATE A SIMPLE ELECTRIC CIRCUIT, Dr. Divya Choudhary gave a workshop in which middle school students built a handheld “kick stick” that uses a motor-driven, spinning arm to kick a Ping Pong ball across the floor. During the process, participants were introduced to basic electrical engineering concepts. Photos can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cbualumni/sets/72157631859589979
  • October 29 – CRYPTOGRAPHY: From Caesar To Cybersecurity, Dr. Eric Welch and Dr. Randel Price hosted a Cryptography workshop at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas. He discussed the science of codes and ciphers and how they changed the world.
  • November 8 – CRYPTOGRAPHY: From Caesar To Cybersecurity, Dr. Eric Welch discussed the science of codes and ciphers and how they changed the world. He introduced methods used in modern computer cryptography.