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BYU Electrical and Computer Engineering Welcomes New Students at NSO

The New Student Orientation (NSO) fair is a greatly anticipated event by the faculty and staff of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. During NSO, freshmen explore different majors by visiting booths sponsored by their respective departments.

This year’s New Student Orientation showcased many interactive demos of projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering. These demo booths ranged from a robotic hand that copies your own motion to a light-following robot car! To many students' delight, one booth even boasted a seven-segment display where students could play games like Tetris or Doom.

At another booth were two self-driving cars on a small track to raise awareness of the class that teaches students to program self-driving cars of their own.

The new battle bots arena even made its debut–just in time for Ant Annihilation’s kickoff next week. Ant Annihilation is a battle bots competition that is open to high school students, college students, and alumni!

Also represented at NSO were clubs such as Society of Women Engineers, Network Engineering Association, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, LIFE club, and the BYU student branch of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

Overall, New Student Orientation was a resounding success, offering students an exciting glimpse into the practical applications of Electrical and Computer Engineering and inspiring them to participate in upcoming events and clubs in the department.