October 24, 2012
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School's Technology Club had its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, October 17th in the computer lab. With 15 students waiting to begin the first project to take a computer tower apart, the meeting was eagerly anticipated. Students learned about and were able to identify a motherboard, CPU, RAM, video card, power supply, optical drive, and hard drive. Students were joined by Lizy John, parent representative and professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT, and Matt Morgan, electrical engineer at ARM Inc, whose guidance and direction helped students as they worked their way through the insides of computer towers. Matt Morgan served in the very valuable role of corporate partner; his work experience and knowledge made all students wish to be engineers as well!
With such excitement generated by the Technology club and with both boys and girls participating, there is great hope that St. Ignatius will encourage and promote greater interest in not only technology but engineering, science and math. Students who joined the Technology Club will have opportunities to learn about what makes a cell phone work, gain knowledge in computer programming, electrical circuits and robotics to touch on some areas of technology and engineering fields. For more information, please contact Barbara D'Amico technology teacher and school sponsor at firstname.lastname@example.org