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Humber College – Electronics in Motion
The Humber 2020 NEM College Student Challenge event has increased in scope to provide a greater community impact. The Humber Team is partnering with Let’s Get Together as well as Humber’s Community Outreach and Workforce Development office to provide a series of three workshops through February and March 2020, culminating in a showcase event.
The focus of this years’ event is threefold. One focus is the hands-on technology workshops for twenty (20) grade 6-8 students that focus on NEM messaging (ethical leadership, lifelong learning, and equity, diversity and inclusion) and exposure to technological careers.
The third focus is a showcase event that brings students, their parents and their successful projects together with industry mentors.
As some of the workshops will be taking place in February, for the purposes of the competition, we will be counting the final showcase event as our National Engineering Month event.
Workshop 1 – Car base assembly (February 15)
This workshop introduces participants to the format of the workshops.
During this workshop, they will assemble the car portion of the project.
This workshop focuses on mechanical assembly and prototyping.
By the end of this workshop, they should have a fully functional line follower car that serves as the base for the modules created in the other workshops.
Workshop 2 – Light and sound module (February 22)
During the workshop, participants will learn to hook up wiring for a light and sound module using an RGB LED and buzzer. They will be introduced to fundamental electronics concepts such as wiring and prototyping. Additional materials such as markers or stickers will also be provided to encourage the participants to personalize their car, making it artistic as well as educational.
Workshop 3 – Coding (March 7)
Participants will introduce participants to basic coding concepts and allow them to alter the code of the sensors they implemented in the last workshop. This workshop will give greater freedom to the participants so they may gain the experience of prototyping and personalizing this aspect of the car. During this workshop, the FIRST Robotics competition is also happening at Humber. Participants will be taken on a tour of this event to expose them to future paths in engineering. This workshop can also be used to aid any participants who are still working on other modules.
The final showcase event will celebrate the achievements of the students and connect parents and students to industry, confirming and reinforcing the information provided in the workshops.
The middle schools were selected from the group of schools in the Malton and North Etobicoke, within a 5km radius of Humber. These schools were identified with the assistance of Humber’s COWD and a partnership with Let’s Get Together, a community group active in the education sector. The schools will promote the Humber 2020 NEM events and facilitate the uptake by students and parents.
The identified outputs are intended to yield the following outcomes:
Students experience the workshops as fun and very educational.
Students experience amazement and excitement about technology.
Students gain a sense of accomplishment and capability.
Students gain a sense of belonging in the Humber community and technology industries.
Students’ and participating parents’ perception of careers in engineering and technology is good to very good on a 5-point Likert scale.
These will be verified by individual perception testing before and after the workshops and showcase event.
Students and their parents understand the concepts of ethical leadership, life-long learning, and equity, diversity and inclusion in the engineering and technology professions.