OUTREACH

From ESET Wiki

OVERVIEW

The ESET Program has an active outreach and recruiting initiative to inform junior high and high school students about our experiential learning education and to motivate these students to pursue STEM-based education at Texas A&M University. Through a wide range of interactions, ESET has been able to enhance its name recognition and application to our program by top-notch freshmen entering the Look College of Engineering. These activities include:

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Each summer, the ESET Program conducts a number of workshops intended to motivate young men and women to seriously consider STEM-based programs for their college education. These workshops include:

1. Look College of Engineering

2. Youth Adventure Program


TOURS AND INTERACTIONS

The ESET Program welcomes visitors to our classrooms and laboratories to learn more about our undergraduate education and how we provide hands-on experiential learning.

Probably the most requested tour is for the Product Innovation Cellar, or PIC. The PIC is a 24/7 resource that is available to authorized teams transitioning a sponsor's idea to functional prototype. A virtual tour is available at [PIC Virtual Tour].

If you are going to be visiting the Texas A&M campus and want to learn more about the PIC, please contact the ESET Program Administrative Coordinator at 979-845-5966 to schedule a tour.


NANOLAB EXPERIMENTS

NanoLab and NESI+.

The Mobile Integrated Solutions Laboratory within the ESET Program was approached to design and implement an embedded system to monitor, control, record, and report an experiment conducted within a NanoRacks enclosure referred to as a NanoLab. MISL undergraduate have been responsible for all the design, development, testing and validation, and support of the NanoRacks Embedded System Interface (NESI+) hardware and software. Customers ranging from university researchers to NASA Extreme Science students to the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) National Design Challenge are using the NESI+ hardware and software for a wide range of experiments conducted in the microgravity of the International Space Station. To learn more about NESI+ and some of the experiments that are being supported see:

CASIS National Design Challenge and

NASA Extreme Science


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