26 fourth grade students from Grew Elementary School in Hyde Park visited Northeastern. A Northeastern student group, FirstByte, taught the students binary communications via a Find the Mountain Climber activity.
The students then asked our volunteers questions during the College 101 panel. They enjoyed learning about the different majors and were all interested in what a Freshman dorm looks like!
After lunch, the students learned about Morse Code and some applications for it, such as an SOS sent out during the sinking of the Titanic. They then built Snap Circuits with an LED and button to communicate with each other via Morse Code. Phrases such as “STEM” and “PIZZA” were sent and received by different groups.