Over the past month, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) members have participated in a couple outreach events designed to get young students interested in science and engineering. Keep up with BMES past and future activities by visiting their Facebook page!
Chiles Elementary Engineering Night:
Chiles Elementary School recently held an Engineering Night where BMES members showed students a human body simulator on the computer and explained how video games are created using these concepts. The kids also enjoyed the Spiker Boxes which had a recently-cut cockroach leg attached to a circuit which generated electrical signals whenever its leg was tampered with.
Engineering Fair (E-Fair):
At the College of Engineering Fair last month, BMES members showed elementary, middle and high school students several aspects of the biomedical engineering field. The students really enjoyed the Mindflex game where two people competed to see who could bring the ball to the other side simply by thinking or concentrating harder than the other person.