On October 20th, 60 fifth graders from Brooke Roslindale came to Northeastern University for a field trip on telecommunications. The students were given a presentation on communication systems. The students then split into two main groups. The first group of students used Snap Circuits to build light switches that were then used to transmit Morse code messages. The other group did a Telecommunications activity where they had to construct telephone network comprised of landlines, mobile telephones, relay towers, cell towers, and satellites.
In the afternoon Prof. Kaushik Chowdhury and his post-doctorates gave a presentation about wireless communication to the students. One group visited Prof. Chowdhury’s GENESYS Laboratory where the wireless transmission of electricity was demonstrated to the students. The other group went on an Egg Hunt around campus, hunting down various wifi access routers.