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Tech Friday

Bridges to STEM Careers (BSC) holds Tech Friday events about once a month, during the regular school year.

These events are designed to be a fun and exciting introduction into various tech-related topics.

Topics and Dates for these events will be announced before the beginning of the Semester. Check back soon!


Upcoming Tech Fridays:


Video Game Programming in Unity - 2/23/18

Join us to create your very own video game in our follow-up to the Fall 2017 Unity Tech Friday! Using the popular and free video game engine Unity, participants will learn how to create 3D objects and manipulate them by programming in C#. This Tech Friday will expand on the concepts presented last fall, but does not require you to have attended the previous event in order to follow along. No previous programming experience is necessary but some experience will help.

Unity is free and can be downloaded from https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download.


Past Tech Fridays:


Video Game Programming in Unity

Join us to learn how to use the popular and free video game engine, Unity, to program your very own video game. Participants will learn how to create 3D objects and manipulate them by programming in C#. All participants will be able to walk away from this Tech Friday with there very own functional game.

No previous programming experience is necessary but some experience will help.

YouTube API

Learn how to be able to let users watch, find, and manage YouTube content through your website or web application. Learn how to integrate YouTube videos into your website or web application by making API requests.



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JavaScript Animation

Learn how to create an elegant and responsive website! You will be able to learn the basics of web design and leave with a finished product. No experience required!



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Web Resume

Do you want to learn how to create a beautiful web resume using HTML, CSS and Bootstrap? Join us on this Tech Friday and learn how to create your own website to show off your projects, skills and experience to employers! No experience required!

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Swarmathon

This Tech Friday introduced the Robotic Operating System (ROS) to students, giving them foundation knowledge of basic functionality. Current opportunities, college resources, and emerging technologies were discussed. This Tech Friday was led by Professor Nathanial Wiggins from San Jacinto College North.

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Arduino & Charlieplexing

This Tech Friday, on Charlieplexing using Arduino was lead by Daniel Velazco, one of our UHCL BSC Mentors. Students learned how to use Charlieplexing and Arduino to build and program a 4x5 LED array.

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View pictures from this Tech Friday 2017!

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Web Development

This Tech Friday, on the subject of Web Development was lead by Khanh Le, one of our UHCL BSC Mentors. Students learned about basic Web Development Techniques, such as HTML, CSS, and more!

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Video Editing

Our most recent Tech Friday focused on basic techniques of Video Editing. Lead by BSC Mentor Edgar Cantu.

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Robotics

Professor Nate Wiggins from San Jacinto College North lead this Tech Friday on the subject of Robotics with Arduino.

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Computer Forensics

Our Forensics Tech Friday was lead by Tony Zhang, Yoga Ballamudi, Mallory Mourot, and Christopher Early. Students learned about basic Computer Forensics, including Virtual Systems, Disk Hashing, Password Recovery, and more!

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BSC Club Meetings

Each campus involved in Bridges to STEM Careers (UHCL, SanJac Central, SanJac North, SanJac South) has its own BSC Club.

The BSC Club is intended to provide fun activities, learning opportunities, as well as support to its members.


Recent Club Meetings:


Game Development

In February 2015, Edgar Cantu, one of the UHCL BSC Mentors, taught a workshop on the subject of Basic Game Development in C#, using Microsoft's XNA Framework.

Responsive Web Design

Christopher Early, Research Assistant at UHCL, lead a BSC Club meeting over Responsive Web Design and Mobile Web Apps.

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