A series of virtual programs that combine hands-on technology with employer and postsecondary expertise is designed for high school students who are interested in career tech pathways. Cincinnati State, Miami University, Southern State, University of Cincinnati and area employers are collaborating to offer Friday morning programs through November.

Sessions will be adapted to home or in-school delivery. To request a program, submit the form below the session list. Scheduling and session information will provided.

CNC Programming
Rob Speckert, Miami University
Lecture/Demonstration
This presentation will explore the development of CNC machines and how they work. We will use a CNC Simulator software to program a milling machine using basic G-codes.

Fun with Programming
Tomie Gartland, Cincinnati State
Hands-On
Students will work in teams to compete against each other.The object of the game is to get as many points as you can without the snake hitting the wall or biting himself. Each time the green snake eats a strawberry cake, he will grow. See if you can read this programming code and figure out how snake really works!

World’s Simplest Motor
Larry Feist, Cincinnati State
Hands-On
Students will be introduced to the basic principles of electro-magnetism. These principles will be tested and demonstrated by building a basic DC motor. Kits will be distributed prior to each session.

Industrial Robotics Demo
Dr. Mert Bal, Miami University
Lecture/Demonstration
This session will offer an Introduction to industrial robots, benefits and types of Industrial Robotics Automation. Application examples in welding, material handling, pick and place, cutting and non-destructive inspection will be shared. The presentation will include short video clips taken in Miami University Robotics laboratory to demonstrate some types of robots discussed during the session.

Internet of Things Demo and Discussion
Dr. Reza Abrishambaf, Miami University
Lecture/Demonstration
The Internet of Things is a network of devices that are embedded with sensors, actuators, communication modules, and software to facilitate the connectivity. The concept is used in industrial automation, building management systems, and remote sensing. We will discuss Raspberry Pi as an example of an IoT device- demonstrating its features and capabilities and how it is used in IoT applications.

Manufacturing Career Opportunities
Industry Employers
Panel Discussion
A video and discussion about regional careers and technology. Area employers will discuss future trends, job opportunities and hiring qualifications.

Arduino Microcontroller and Robots
Dr. Hiren Gami, Miami University
Lecture/Demonstration
An examination of Arduino microcontrollers and how they are programmed. This workshop will focus on using the Arduino to control robots.

Fundamentals of Flight -Foam Airplane Project
Tim Morris, Cincinnati State
Hands-On
Students will learn about the principles and fundamentals of flight. Following a presentation, students will build a foam airplane and experiment with flight patterns.

LED Chaser
Dr. Roger Seifried, Miami University
Hands-On
Students will be introduced to logic and timing circuits used by engineering technicians. With virtual support, students will build an LED Chaser project.

Cincinnati State Co-Op Opportunity
Noelle Grome and Cincinnati State Co-Op Coordinators and EmployersPanel Discussion
A team of Cincinnati State co-op coordinators, employers and students will introduce cooperative learning opportunity, describing their experiences and the value co-op learning adds to education.

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