Exploring Our World with Engineering Software

For 2015, this program will be part of our overnight Frontiers program for students entering grades 11-12.  Please visit our Frontiers program page for additional details. 


Discover the Artistry of Technical Computing

Using these powerful software tools, you will gain experience with programming and data analysis through a variety of exercises including the physics of the Angry Birds, modeling the geometry of nature, and monitoring the heart rate and blood pressure.

You will be exposed to the artistry of technical computing by exploring concepts such as RGB color model, fractals, randomness and self-organization, cellular automata (Game of Life), networks and six degrees of separation.

No previous programming experience is required.

Software Description:
MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing that integrates computation,
visualization and programming in an easy-to-use environment. It is a standard instructional tool for mathematics, engineering and science courses in universities.

MathCAD is a software tool that allows users to quickly solve and document engineering calculations. A MathCAD worksheet includes live calculations, natural mathematical notations, graphs and pictures, and formatted text.

LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment for measurement and automation applications. The intuitive nature of LabVIEW allows non-programmers to build applications that acquire, analyze and present data using drag-and drop graphical icons connected by wires.