The students of Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University hosted the first-ever Engineering Open House, sponsored in part by Raytheon. The event was designed to showcase the marvels of engineering and technology, in a creative and interactive fashion to youngsters from K through 8th Grade. A number of booths were set up around the campus, showcasing the various disciplines of engineering. The students thoroughly enjoyed participating and conducting fascinating experiments throughout this unique two-day fair.
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Among the many booths, the Sensor Signal and Information Processing (SenSIP) Center that houses research in DSP, Communications and Sensor Networks, demonstrated new technologies in sensor networks and interactive software on the iPhone and iPad.
Demonstrating the use of signal processing and communications technologies in simple day-to-day applications using the Java-DSP program, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded educational venture, was the prime objective. Furthermore, versions of the software program developed for Android and iOS mobile devices were showcased. The kids were excited about operating the hand held devices and found the mobile interfaces very attractive. Graduate students from Prof. Andreas Spanias’ group were involved in the demonstration of the iJDSP and AJDSP applications. The responses from the participants were very positive and they showed interest in acquiring the software for their personal devices.