The M-Cubed Summer Academy paid a visit to the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment’s Structures Lab and Omni-Reality and Cognition Lab on Saturday, Sept. 18. M-Cubed, a program designed to help rising fifth- through eighth-graders develop strong math skills, is organized by 100 Black Men of Central Virginia. M-Cubed stands for math, men and mission.
Jose Gomez and Donna Chen, both civil engineering faculty members, hosted academy participants and their parents for tours of the Structures and ORCL labs respectively. Civil engineering Ph.D. students Heze Chen and Abdou Ndong held demonstrations in the Structures Lab, while systems engineering Ph.D. student Xiang Guo demonstrated the ORCL’s virtual reality technology.
Additional ESE lab tours are scheduled this fall.