Celebrating Valentine’s Day the Engineering Way!

A group of students soldering the components.Engineering students celebrated Valentine’s Day by assisting other students to assemble a digital flashing heart at the SSU Makerspace. Students from across the campus came together to create something unique. The construction of the free electronic kits introduced students to new technical skills and share a maker experience. For many, this was their first visit to the SSU Makerspace. Most participants had never used a soldering iron before or wired a LED circuit. "The kits are a bit challenging to put together. But It is exciting to finish one and see it working," pointed out Rona Jergenson a Senior EE student, as she was showing off the "beating heart". Students from majors across the campus enjoyed this event.

"The turn out was great. Unfortunately, we had to turn back a few people because we did not have enough kits for everyone," noted Mr. Shahram Marivani an adjunct Faculty in the Engineering Department.

"Our goal was to create a fun and educational event. At the same time, we wanted to reach out and support our SSU community," said Dr. Jeremy Qualls, the founder of the SSU Makerspace. Attendees had the option of donating their assembled hearts to the recent fire victims.