Student Program & Activities
Thursday, February 28 | HOUSTEX Theater
Come learn what local high schools, Foster, Clear Creek, and St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College and the University of Houston, College of Technology, are doing in engineering, technology, innovation, and scientific development. The students will present and show their latest creative designs that range from helping NASA's astronauts have better restraint systems, assisting doctors detect anomalies using a esophagus medical device, and creating robots for the new millennium.
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 pm.
Foster High School
A newly certified Project Lead The Way school in Richmond, Texas with a specialization area of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Foster is also home to FIRST Robotics Competition team 4328. Our goal is to get our kids excited about career opportunities in the STEM fields. This year Foster chartered our POWERSET organization specifically for young women interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Clear Creek High School
Clear Creek’s Engineering collaborates with NASA in a Program called HUNCH. High School United with NASA to Create Hardware. Our goal at Clear Creek and NASA is to encourage our students to dream and dream high. Through the HUNCH program we have developed Space station prototypes such as C.A.R.S., Cupola Astronaut Restraint System, and The Virtual Window.
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
St. Agnes Academy/Strake Jesuit College Prep
Spectrum is St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Prep’s Engineering Team. Our primary goal is to foster the development of our student members into extraordinary people. Through robotics competitions such as FIRST and VEX along with a variety of outreach programs, our members develop the attitudes and abilities needed to excel. Our 2012 FRC robot, Ultraviolet, will be on display and our student members will be speaking about the robotics competitions.
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University of Houston, College of Technology
Students from the UH College of Technology Engineering Technology Department formed a team to create "iLOOP", which is a smart endoscope that uses sensors to make endoscopy safer and more effective. Their design improves the ability of the scope to trace the direction of the tubing and provides real-time graphical feedback, detects loop formations, and tracks flexion during operation.