After a morning workshop about electricity, KEEPERS campers continued to have fun while learning about some of the applications of electrical and computer engineering in the UNH-ECE driving simulator lab. Today, Oskar Palinko and I hosted a group of about 25 KEEPERS campers. To ensure that every KEEPERS camper had an opportunity to learn about and interact with our driving simulator, we divided them into small teams. Each kid from a group of four or five KEEPERS campers had his/her chance to see and play with the driving simulator. The following pictures certainly show how KEEPERS kids had so much fun in our driving simulator lab.
The smile on their faces really explains their enthusiasm about the driving simulator and engineering applications, in general! “Wow, this is the most exciting thing I’ve ever tried so far! I want to become an electrical engineer so that I can be able to design cool stuff like this, too!” said one of the KEEPERS kids after his first driving experience in the simulator.
The driving simulator can really excite kids’ interest in considering engineering as their major and career when they grow up! What a great joy for these kids to see at their very young age how engineering theories are applied in real-world life to solve some of our community’s problems, for example, drivers’ distraction!