Outreach Events Happening on Campus and Around Cache Valley
App Camps are weeklong summer camps for kids designed to introduce the basics of computer science and software development to 6th to 8th graders. Student registration is $40 for the whole week. Student mentors are paid for two weeks of work. For more information contact Vicki Allen at 797-2022. Classes usually take place mid June through the first week of July. For details, check the Computer Science department website at cs.usu.edu.
ASME Lego Mindstorms
Every Monday from 3-5 p.m., engineering students from ASME volunteer at Sunrise Elementary School in Smithfield. ASME mentors guide the 3rd through 5th grader in building and programming Lego Mindstorms Kits. The students are introduced to engineering skills and principals in a fun and creative environment. Mentors teach participants a range of concepts and let students apply what they've learned to make their robot work better and move faster.
ASME Pumpkin Toss
You know it's fall in Cache Valley when the Jack-o'-lanterns start sailing through the sky. The American Society of Mechanical Engineer's annual Pumpkin Toss combines fall, physics and fun. The public is invited to watch as teams of engineering students from across Utah compete to hurl their pumpkins the farthest using a medieval device called a trebuchet that tosses the pumpkins in a tournament of distance, accuracy and mechanical design. In 2016, the event takes place Nov. 7 at Elk Ridge Park in North Logan.
Engineering State "E-State"
E-State is a fun-filled four-day program designed to encourage high school juniors and seniors to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Engineering concepts are presented in a stimulating way to encourage learning, problem-solving and critical thinking. Each student has the opportunity to work with world-class faculty from six engineering departments: Biological, Civil & Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer, Engineering Education, and Mechanical & Aerospace. The event takes place each June on the Logan campus. Visit estate.usu.edu
IEEE Student Professional Awareness Conference
The conference organized by the USU chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a catalyst for connecting students with the engineering industry and better preparing them for their future careers. The overarching goal of SPAC is to increase professional awareness among engineering students. The event usually takes place on the USU campus each March.
This event is hosted by USU Society of Women Engineers for high school girls grades 9-11. The purpose of the event is to give girls an opportunity to experience what it is like to be an engineer and explore USU's engineering disciplines. Throughout the two days girls will go to multiple workshops hosted by the Civil, Environmental, Electrical& Computer, Mechanical, and Biological Engineering, Physics and Computer Science departments and participate in hands-on activities. Parents are also welcome to come and learn more about USU's Engineering programs and how to be involved in their child's interest in engineering. Registration is available online at ususwe.wix.com/engr. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org