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Girls Hat Day 2

posted Oct 8, 2011, 4:29 PM by Saura Naderi   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 11:41 AM by Dorothy Haines ]

  •  Electronic Hats!!
    • objective: To get girls excited about science by exposing them to a range of engineering concepts such as:
      • Computer Science and Engineering- Working with Arduino and learning how to program one
      • Electrical Engineering- Learning how to power devices correctly with the right circuitry 
      • Mechanical Engineering- Learning how to power gears and motors 
    • Girls ranging from 7-15
    • This is a 5 week course that happens twice a week
    • 2012 dates are July 16th - August 18th 
    • ViaSat is the sponsor 
  •    Moonbots Challenge again?

Girls' Hat Day FUNDED!!!

posted May 24, 2011, 11:28 AM by Saura Naderi

Thanks to ViaSat, we are able to teach 30 girls (ages 8 to 16) how to build electro-mechanical (think animatronics) hats!  The hats will be competing at the Opening Day event at the Del Mar Horse Races Wednesday, July 20! 

New internship opportunity

posted Jan 14, 2011, 9:56 AM by Saura Naderi   [ updated Jan 14, 2011, 10:14 AM ]

We have the opportunity to redesign the youth center at South Metro in San Diego.  I'm currently seeking 2-3 from the following disciplines:  Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer engineering undergraduates.  The project will allow you to gain experience in your field while also forfilling the needs of an under served community - double win!!  This project will be exciting because you'll be able to use your imagination and physically build and implement them.  Not too shabby, eh?
We're interested in Sophomore and Juniors (or seniors that will stick around for a while) in their fields.  You'll be given the task of redesigning a youth center ( imagine a really big room) that has multi purpose use - from allowing a teacher to hold sessions to acting as place for kids to study.  There are a group of kids (16-18) who act as the "advisory board" of this redesign and your job is to work WITH them to help with the project , especially since they are the demographic this youth center is targeting.
-Making an art table that is attached to a wall that can be pulled up and has a white board underneath it.
-Creating a mechanism that holds a large screen tv and creating a remote control that allows the user to face the tv in any direction.
This project has been pulled together rather rapidly and the due date to submit a resume is next week, Friday Jan. 21, 2011.  The following Monday, Jan. 24,  we'll be contacting students to conduct interviews the same week.  By Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 - we will have a team.
Good luck - this is going to be fun!

Museum of Making Music Internship 2010/2011

posted Nov 6, 2010, 2:17 PM by Saura Naderi

Just solidified the new project for this year with the Museum of Making Music. 
Motion Activated Sound System.
We want to take one of the previous years projects and build it to a professional level.  Interns will take an existing system and learn how it works and how to make it better.  The result will be permanently implemented in the museum!!!
Currently taking resumes until Friday November 12th 2010.  This quarter's objective is to get the team together, become familiar with one another, and understand the objectives of the system.
Winter and Spring quarter will be focused on working on the actual system. 
Get practical experience and skills that will help you prepare for the real world!

Museum of Making Music

posted Sep 29, 2010, 9:46 AM by Saura Naderi

Last year we hosted two internships with the Museum of Making Music.  Check out this article:


posted Sep 22, 2010, 12:23 PM by Saura Naderi

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