Zacatecas. As part of the academic activities of the Academic Unit of Electrical Engineering (UAIE), directed by University Professor George Issac Galwan Tejada, “workshops for children” are conducted to promote early occupations in children aged 8 to 12 years. In the field of engineering, primarily in robotics, intelligent environments and space technology.
Workshops are being given in various laboratories of the UAIE: the Center for Automotive Innovation and Research of Mexico (CIIAM), the Center for Innovation and Biomedical and Informatics Research (CIIBI) and the Laboratory of Interactive Technologies and User Experience (Litx).
With the participation of 26 children, the workshops began on 2 September and will take place every Friday till 9 December this year; In this sense, Galvan Tejada highlights that these are taught sequentially, starting with robotics, followed by virtual reality and finally, aerospace technology.
About Robotics Workshop, he explained that children will learn the fundamentals of robotics, the knowledge that will allow them to enter the world of this branch of mechanical and electronic engineering, which is so essential in our daily lives that it facilitates our activities. Is.
“Young children will be able to generate and develop knowledge in science, technology, programming and mathematics using LEGO robots that stimulate their imagination and logical-mathematical-computational thinking,” the university official said.
This workshop is taught by students from the UAIE Industrial Electronic Engineering program: Esmeralda Reyes Rodriguez, Alberto Diaz Medrano, Jessica Liliana Muoz Ramírez and Martha Estefania Diaz González.
In the Virtual Reality Workshop, he said, participants will learn the fundamentals of building intelligent spaces and fully virtual worlds. They will understand that it is possible to be anywhere in the universe and to interact with other people, animals, objects and settings in a non-material way. They will be able to develop environments, objects, people and situations using programming, gamification and gamification.
They will be taught that they can travel to any country in the world, create art, visit the world’s best museums and even enter the human body. This knowledge will be provided by UAIE’s Industrial Electronic Engineering students: Sebastian Guzmán Alfaro and José Indelácio Ríos Ríos, doctoral student in engineering sciences, supported by Martín Hazel Guerrero Flores.
Finally, he remarked that another aspect that children will learn will be how aerospace technology and communications, such as small satellites, antennas, observation and stellar image processing, are designed and developed in the Aerospace Technology Workshop.
It is to be noted that every week babies meet in these workshops to learn, play, design, program, exchange ideas and ideas to generate interest in the areas of engineering, science and technology.