Engineers Day

SUNY Canton invites students and their families of all ages to celebrate Engineers Week. All are welcome to tour the Canino School of Engineering (Nevaldine) to learn about the current engineering programs available at Canton. There will be various activities and demonstrations from current engineering students and faculty with various prizes awarded. Dinner and Refreshments will be provided!

Engineering Challenge - Building Bridges: Feb 23 - 7:00 PM

Maximum of 30 teams. Each team will consist of 2 students. Teams can register to compete in one of the following three categories:

Category 1: 9th – 12th grade
*Compete for a Corning-sponsored SUNY Canton Scholarship ($1,300 Scholarship per team member)

Category 2: 5th – 8th grade

Category 3: Kindergarten – 4th grade

We will be building bridges! Groups of two will have 20 minutes to build the sturdiest bridge using the following materials:

  • One tote for building
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Straws
  • Lacing

We will be testing for deflection and a weight will be placed at the center.

Open House Activities: Feb 23 - 5:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Robotics Using LEGO Mindstorms
    The Mechanical Engineering Technology program helps students learn about electrical and mechanical systems by using LEGO Mindstorms. Come spend 10-15 minutes constructing and programming a LEGO Mindstorm or watch as current students show off their imaginations.
  • High Tech Manufacturing
    Come experience what it takes to transform basic materials into finished products using state of the art manufacturing methods. CAD/CAM, CNC, Robots and 3D printing will be in full operation with students available to share their views on chosen career paths.
  • How Much Wood Would A Wood Splitter Split?
    Wood splitters are commonly used throughout the North Country. It usually takes all summer to prepare for winter. Using this wood splitter, you can split 30 face cords in one hour! Come see this mammoth wood splitter and its designers.
  • Digital Wrench Diagnostic Software Demo
    Using a modern day service tool of Polaris products (ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles, etc.), students can identify issues related to the electronic fuel injection systems and perform maintenance. Come watch this 10-minute presentation about servicing powersports vehicles.
  • Talk To Your Car
    Come see the automotive lab where you can use electronics to send and retrieve information from your car upon your command.
  • Any Time Is Ice Cream Time
    Enjoy this delightful treat and learn about the components that can transform a liquid into ice and be so delicious! They will be made to order!
  • Eeww – you found what in my water?! Basic drinking water testing and treatment demonstrations!
    The Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program will demonstrate laboratory tests for common water quality parameters on local water sources (Potsdam and Canton municipal tap water, Grasse River, Raquette River, a local spring, and a local golf course pond). Which do you think will be positive for e.coli and glow under a blacklight? What do the bacteria in these water samples look like on a petri dish? What other contaminants might there be that could impact our health? How do we get these contaminants out of the water? Learn more about drinking water quality, see some water quality tests, and learn about how drinking water is treated with bench scale models of a water treatment plant.
  • This Go-Kart Will Save You Money At The Gas Pump
    Students of the Alternative Energy Club proposed, developed, and constructed an electric go-kart. It can reach speeds over 30 mph! Come watch and/or test-drive this amazing masterpiece. Note that this demonstration will be outside and will be weather dependent.
  • Industrial Three Phase Electric Motor Control
    Come over to the Electrical Construction & Maintenance program to see a demonstration of a three phase motor being controlled on-off via a motor starter from two locations with stop-start stations.
  • Water Tunnel Aerodynamics
    Have you ever wondered how an airplane works? Take a splash and get your hands wet in this aerodynamic showcase of a water tunnel!
  • 3D Projector
    BOOM! In your face...literally, it will be in your face! This is an stimulation and enhancement technology tool that can deliver 3D content to students. Please stop by and let it pound you in the face!
  • MYO Gesture Controlled Armband
    Sit back, relax, and take control! Using this gesture controlled armband, you have the capability to control PowerPoint Presentations, YouTube videos, robots, and more with only a flick of a wrist! Stop over and try it out for yourself!
  • 3D Design, Engineering, Modeling, And Simulation With Autodesk
    Engineering students just love 3D designing and modeling with Autodesk. This software brings their designs to life. Stop by the computer lab to explore the world of Autodesk and to see how it enhances students’ education!
  • The Award Winning Bridge Team
    Students of the award winning bridge team will display past and future designs of their ASCE winning steel bridges. These 1/10 scale bridges have shown to be competitive in competition. With a total of 15 first place Regional wins and 10 top ten (with 1 win; 2009) finishes in the nation since 1995. Come and celebrate their achievements over the years!
  • Password Guessing Games
    If you are interested in computer related programs, stop by the Computer Networking Lab in Nevaldine North 128 to play the password guessing games. You can enter the provided URLs on any web browser to play them. Each game has five levels, and you need to find or guess the password at each level successfully to complete it.
  • Photo Eye Light Control
    This display from Electrical Construction & Maintenance program shows incandescent, LED, compact fluorescent bulbs. The exhibitor’s watt meter displays the different cost per kilowatt hour for each lamp. The photo eye controls the light on-off automatically, with a hand-off-auto switch for testing each lamp.
  • Fastest Finger Competition
    Test your reaction time against your buddy. This Electrical Engineering Technology Senior Design Project Game will have you at the edge of your seat! This digital device determines who has the fastest finger and measures reaction time in a simulated game…ready…set…go!
  • Simple Laser Communication System
    The laser communication system transmits an audio signal through air from a transmitter to a receiver (Solar panel) via a laser beam.

Presenter: Feb 25 - 12:00 PM - Nevaldine North 102

James A. D’Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP BD+C - Carbon Emissions of Structural Systems

* 1.0 hour of P.E. continuing education

Tech Teacher Open House: Feb 25 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM

The Engineers Week Tech Teacher Dinner will be hosted in Nevaldine South 133 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Interactive displays will kick things off and a brief presentation will follow dinner. Dinner will be buffet style with vegetarian options.


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