Month: November 2022

3D Printed Catapult ENGR1000 Project

In the OPIM Innovate lab, I was able to create a catapult for a project in my ENGR1000 class. OPIM Innovate has all of the resources necessary to prototype, print, and assemble a project such as this. The necessary Solidworks skills I used for this project can be learned through the Tech Tracks that the lab offers. The 3D printers available in the lab are also great to test out your prototype in the real world. While my first design for the project worked out on paper, I was able to make improvements to it by seeing the real physical thing after printing it out on the Prusa MK3. OPIM Innovate is a great space with a lot of tools along with very helpful and informative staff to help increase your knowledge.

Submitted by: Anthony Prior


Visualizing the Ideal Sports Team with Tableau and Data Analytics


Presenter: Julia Somma

Wednesday November 9th, 2022

4:00 - 5:00pm

Students learned how to input data into Tableau and organize it to make meaningful charts and graphs. Using an array of sports statistics, data visualizations were generated that allow you to predict the best teams and players for this season.

Topics include: Data Visualization

Creating Games with Amazon Alexa


Presenter: Annabel Terry

Monday October 17th, 2022 in BUSN 391

5:30 - 6:30pm

Students learned about IoT and all of its applications in the real world. Students also explored the various commands of Alexa and how to make your home a smart home. They learned how to make a customized Alexa game using VoiceFlow.

Topics include: IoT, Software / App Development

Circuitry and Programming for Real-World Projects


Presenter: Muneeb Syed

Monday October 3rd, 2022 in BUSN 391

1:00 - 2:00pm

Students received an introduction to circuitry and data processing using C++ and an Arduino microcontroller. Hop from station to station to practice programming distance sensors, heart rate sensors, LCDs, bluetooth and many more!

Topics include: Circuitry, Programming


Intro 2 h4cking: Web-app exploitation


Presenter: Nicolas Michel

Wednesday September 21st, 2022 in BUSN 391

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Students leanred basic web app exploitation skills and put them to use by attacking a vulnerable demo site. Students  learned basic SQL injection attacks, cross site scripting, and how to break a user authentication service.

Topics include: Programming, Cybersecurity


NFT Development


Presenter: Alexandria Arena

Friday April 29th in BUSN 391

2:30 - 4:00pm

This skillshare introduced participants to the concept of NFTs or non-fungible tokens. Students learned about basic process of how NFTs are minted and then they were tasked to come up a small project that will work on. It covered exactly how the blockchain process works, a showcase with minted NFTs and then having students research the application and values of the market.

Topic include: Smart Tech