“Hey Karthik…these are details of the engineering awareness that happened on Saturday… I myself am not an engineering student so dont know how much I understand but wateva i did get im tellin u…”
We started of at St. Mary’s Kacherypady by 2:15.There was some delay in their getting there. During this time they distributed diwali ladoos to the kids and had a small-icebreaker by making them sing etc.
They started off with the class soon.The class was taken by IEEE which is a group of engineering colleges*.They began with an introduction to engineering and the different types of engineering and the scope of engineering.Some kids seem interested in civil but most said SOFTWARE!!
Before moving onto a powerpoint presentation they explained what a resistor, capacitor, breadboard etc. was.They also showed kids real live models of all these and also pics of where they’re used in the lab using the projector.
A full half hour was spent explaining to each kids what all of this was.None of them seemed hesitant to ask doubts or questions.
After the class, a live demonstration of one of their projects, a race-car was shown to the kids.It had everythin from a capacitor to a resistor.It also had sensors that prevented it from running into obstacles in the way.
A small memory test followed and I’m happy to say that the kids aced it!!The ones who scored 100% were given chocolates as prizes by the IEEE volunteers.
MAD was represented by Xavier, Aswathy and me.
The convent also gave us tea and snacks!!
It was a very productive and fun day and I’m sure the kids learned much more about engineering than all of us have from school!!