School of Computing Partners with Basic Education Department for Arduino Uno Workshop

School of Computing

January 22, 2024

In a groundbreaking collaboration, the Basic Education Department teamed up with the School of Computing to host an insightful and hands-on seminar workshop focusing on Arduino Uno. The event, a part of the Science Mathematics Days initiative, successfully took place on January 17-18, 2024.

The workshop was organized under the auspices of the SOC community extension program, adeptly led by Professor Arcely Napalit and Dr. Mary Jane Rabena. Dr. Raymond Cabrera faculty of the School of Computing, conducted the training sessions, bringing a wealth of knowledge and practical expertise to the table.

Arduino Uno, a microcontroller board based on simple open-source electronics, stands at the forefront of interactive project development. This seminar aimed at equipping students with the necessary skills to develop sustainable prototypes using Arduino technology. Such hands-on experience is invaluable in fostering a deeper understanding of the complexities and potentials in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

The workshop's was meticulously designed to cater to a diverse group of students, ensuring that each participant, regardless of their prior knowledge, gained a profound understanding of Arduino's applications. The sessions covered a wide array of topics, including the basics of Arduino programming, sensor integration, and real-world applications of Arduino in various fields.

One of the primary objectives of this initiative was to ignite a passion for STEM subjects among students. By providing them with the opportunity to delve into hands-on activities, the workshop aimed to stimulate interest in science, engineering, programming, and other IT-related courses.
Feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing their newfound enthusiasm for STEM fields. The success of the workshop has paved the way for future collaborations and similar educational endeavors.

This event not only marks a significant milestone in the practical application of STEM education but also reinforces the commitment of both the Basic Education Department and the School of Computing to foster innovation and a love for learning among young minds.

As the world increasingly leans towards technology-driven solutions, initiatives like this Arduino workshop are crucial in preparing the next generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators. The Basic Education Department and the School of Computing are proud to be at the forefront of this educational revolution.