Local middle/high school students learn about STEM at CEC Engineering Expo

On Friday, February 23, 2018, FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing hosted its 17th annual Engineering Expo. The event attracted over 1,500 students from Miami Dade County Public Schools and Broward County Public Schools, two local school districts. During the event, students were exposed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and how they overlap in projects, experiments, and research applications. Visitors engaged with college students and faculty and learned that possibilities in STEM are endless. SCIS showcased an autonomous car-like robot that followed an algorithm to go around obstacles and provided visitors with a virtual reality experience in which the users created virtual whiteboards and wrote on them.

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