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Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

1750 Finch Avenue East

Toronto, ON M2J 2X5

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SENECA (SEMET) Reach Ahead Event Wednesday October 24, 2018

Students will be divided into 8 groups of 20 or less (total maximum 160 students). Workshops are approximately 40 minutes in length, and there is a 10 minute transition time between workshops.

Students are expected to arrive around 9:30AM, receive a brief orientation in D1010/D1012, and then proceed to their first activity at 10AM. Each group will participate in 4 workshops over the course of the day (two in the morning, two after lunch). Lunch is scheduled at 11:40AM in room D1010/D1012 (50 minutes including presentation by workshop leaders, teachers). Following the last Activity students will be reorganized and proceed to their buses or transit for departure at approximately 2:30PM.


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(1) Photo Morphing (Karen Craigs, Room A4071) –learn how a digital image is structured, and how to change it into another image. Can you morph your own face into your partner’s?

(2) Instrumentation (C. Rodgers, Room A4056) – a variety of instruments commonly used in Electronics measurement and characterization will be combined through a computer interface to enable measurement and remote interaction, using sound to illustrate the process.

(3) Microcomputer Hardware (A. Stopka, Room A4060) – the hardware and software of a modern computer will be reconfigured and customized to enable the use of new applications and tools.

(4) Raspberry Pi Scavenger Hunt (D. Abesdris, J. Selmys & E. Weaver, Room A4072) – discover the world of the Raspberry Pi and the UNIX operating system by participating in a "Scavenger Hunt" for points. Can your team be the first to solve the Mystery Riddle?

(5) Java Programming and Interfacing (W. Bryan, Room A4070) – a Visual Programming environment will be used to develop practical applications that illustrate the power of computer programs in solving real-world problems.

(6) Chemical Kinetics (D. Deonandan, A4067) – examine the factors that affect the rate of a chemical reaction.

(7) Interactive Piano (IEEE club: F. Costa & S. Zhang, Room A4069) – learn how to interface with Arduino and compose music using a microcontroller. Can you play your favorite song?

(8) Mechatronics (IEEE club: J. Quan, B1028) – learn the basics of PLC Programming featuring a pneumatic pick and place robot and an assembly line demonstration. Can you think like a robot?

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1750 Finch Avenue East

Toronto, ON M2J 2X5

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