Its like a Maker Fair gone wild. A giant wood wind turbine takes up the south wall. A Gesture-Controlled Vehicle zooms around the floor between peoples legs. David Covillo explains how his team's wireless Smart Sprinkler Head (which team member Andrew Decker 3-D printed) wastes … [Read more...] about Geek Out! CSTEM Students Demo Senior Projects
Ten years after starting college as a running start student, Olin Anderson, 28, is ready to graduate with his Masters in Computer Science. He recently took a break from his thesis to share his story, one filled with a passion for knowledge, for challenges, and picking up new … [Read more...] about Brain (not) at Rest: Olin Anderson’s Circuitous Path to EWU Computer Science
EWU Computer Science students hack vintage pinball machine, win bonus points. Each Fall quarter, energetic Computer Science professor Paul Schimpf shares his love for old pinball games in a course entitled "Embedded Real-Time Control," aka “Pinball Class.” Using a colorful … [Read more...] about Pinball Hackers
Burke Fitzpatrick on IT and Creativity Burke Fitzpatrick has embraced the total dedication required to be a creative writer and work a full time day job as a web programmer. His nights are filled by furiously writing the next book in his series of "dark fantasy" novels called … [Read more...] about Web Programmer by Day, Novelist by Night
It's Friday morning and the mechanical engineering workshop is a hive of activity. The high, square workbenches are filled with students intently focused on their tasks. There's good reason for their excitement: they're hand-building two high powered … [Read more...] about EWU Rocketry Club Aims for the Stars
STEM students showed up in droves at Career Services Computing and Engineering Fair in Hargreaves Hall Reading Room. The echo of collective networking bounced off the marble walls and created a literal buzz of excitement. Some students simply passed through, getting a feel for … [Read more...] about Career Services’ Computing and Engineering Fair crushes it!
Based on the decibel level and the foot traffic at Reese Court last weekend, you would have thought Eastern was playing an archrival and that the score was close. Real close. Buzzer-beating close. You would have been wrong. It was robots. Lots and lots of robots hooping it up … [Read more...] about Attending college robot-style