Splash Fall 2017
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Arts

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A9: Intro to Guitar
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Jared Taylor

Describe and demonstrate the fundamentals of guitar and history of rock music

A16: Cosplay101: What is it and where to start?
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Crystal Tong

The course is introducing what cosplay is , what skills are involved when making a cosplay, and giving some tips on where to get started.


Engineering

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E10: So You Want to Be an Engineer... Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Kyra Thompson

With STEM becoming more and more popular, the word "engineer" is thrown around very frequently. In this course, you will learn about what exactly an engineer is, what an engineer does, and different kinds of engineering that are out there!

E11: What Is Electricity?
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Wyatt Roach

This course will be conducted as a visual walk through of what is physically happening within an electric circuit, like how the movement of charged particles is allowing you to view this description! This course avoids the tedious mathematics associated with electrical engineering and highlights the fun visual concepts science has developed.

This course is highly recommended to be taken as a prerequisite for "Nikola Telsa's Egg of Columbus" which is another course I am instructing at Splash.

E56: May the Force Be with You
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Tova Jones

Ready to take this *dynamic* course? Sign up to learn how to draw free body diagrams and kinetic diagrams using galactically great examples of forces!

E37: Intro to Solidworks
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Shawn Godwin

In this course you will learn the basics of 3D CAD design using Solidworks. Through this course you create components, and add them to an assembly of parts; all while covering topics such as machining, tolerancing, and design in the workplace.


Prerequisites
None

E20: Mechanics of Combustion Engines and Drivetrains
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Joshua Pilkin

A concise but thorough overview view of the phenomena that occur every time you start a vehicle, and drive down your local roads. Topics ranging from very basic thermodynamics to gear systems will be covered.

E12: What Is Photonics?
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Wyatt Roach

Photonics is a field of study that you can really see yourself doing! This course will reflect on material that shines a light into what the study of light itself can provide for us! If you want to experience a visual walk through of the fundamentals of light interactions with materials then join this course!

E32: 3D printing intermediate
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Marc Goldbach

This course goes over more advanced topics in 3D printing. This course covers how to use CAD to make something to 3d print, the techniques of 3d printing, and how to get a better print.


Prerequisites
3D printing Basics or a general understanding of 3D printinng

E33: 3D printing Advanced
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Marc Goldbach

This is a high level 3D printing course. This course covers advanced CAD skills and topics of 3D printing


Prerequisites
3D printing intermediate ,or a good grasp on 3d printing and CAD.

E13: Nikola Tesla's Egg of Columbus
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Wyatt Roach

Tesla designed a device that could rotate an egg on top of the surface of a table and could make the egg stand on end without ever touching it. This course explains how that standing egg defined how Electric Motors would operate even 114 years later. Visual aids will be used to walkthrough how this simple invention had such monumental impact.


Prerequisites
What Is Electricity? - Splash Course

E25: Introduction to Power Generation
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Mehgan O'Connor

This course will focus on the basic engineering concepts behind power plants. It will focus on steam and combustion power cycles and how when combined the efficiency of a power plant can be increased significantly.

E31: 3D Printing Basics
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Marc Goldbach

The basics of 3D printing. What it is, how it works, and how to do it. This course is intended for those with little to no understanding of 3D printing

E46: Circuits: From Paper to Prototype
Difficulty: ***

HANDS-ON Opportunity! Students will learn basic electrical circuit components, what it means to design a circuit in theory, and then bring it to life in the lab.


Lunch

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L1: Lunch Period
Difficulty: None
Teachers:

Enjoy a break for lunch with your friends! Please register for at least one lunch period on each day of the program.


Math & Computer Science

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M35: What is Linux?
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Lucas Rufo

Some of you may have heard it's an operating system and that it's difficult to use. Both of those statements are actually false. If you'd like to learn more about Linux, both what it is and what it isn't and how to use it, then this is the class for you. Additionally, learn a little about what open-source software is and the philosophy behind it.

M19: Python Programming
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Dagan Martinez

Python - an obscenely easy-to-learn and fun general programming language. Covers what you can do with the language, and the basic language syntax.

You should have a laptop, phone, or tablet.

M30: Linear Algebra
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Noah Kendall

Easily solve linear equations like this one
x-2y+3z=7,
2x+y+z=4,
-3x+2y-2z=-10


Prerequisites
Algebra 2

M53: Computer Vision for Dummies
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jessie Pullaro

How does face recognition or autonomous vehicle techology work? What skills are needed to allow AI to recognize patterns, people, or potential threats?

You will get the chance to learn about how computers see the world. The class will involve a little code but not something that is required for the learning.

M14: The Worst Programming Language
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Dagan Martinez

This course covers the entirety of one of the most useless programming language in existence.

You do not need any prior programming knowledge to take part in this course.

It will be beneficial to bring a laptop. A phone or tablet could also be used.

M50: Advanced Programming Techniques (Java/ Python)
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Esteban Segarra

Learn advanced programming techniques!

Understand the difference between object-oriented programming (OOP) and procedural programming. We will also cover in how to keep your code understandable and usable during development.

We will also cover some basic data structures such as recursive programming and understanding Big O notation.

Even if you've never been introduced to these concepts of programming, they will be introduced in this class at a basic level.


Prerequisites
Some basic programming knowledge. A laptop or phone with a basic development suite for Java or Python is recommended.

M34: Linear Algebra
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Lucas Rufo

Discover matrix algebra and see how matrices ease complex linear systems of equations such as 2x+y=4, 5x-15y+10z=18 and many more. In this course, the fundamental operations of matrix algebra will be covered ranging from matrix addition, subtraction and multiplication to Gaussian Elimination. If time permits, inverses, transposes and elementary matrices will also be covered.


Prerequisites
Algebra 2

M36: Game Development in Unity 3D Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Vincent Hael

This is a hands-on course* is designed for students interested in game development to work with the Unity 3D game engine.

*Due to technical constraints, if you have laptops, please bring them.

M42: Calculus 1
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Justin Krum

From the mathematician who brought Earth the Law of Gravity and Newton's Laws, comes a breathtaking new field of math about the study of functions called Calculus!


Prerequisites
Pre-Calculus


Science

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S6: LEGO Mindstorms: Basic
Difficulty: **

Learn the basics of Robotics to be used on the Intermediate Course offered. The following topics will be covered:

Explain inputs/outputs of NXT
Types of Robots
Construct The Robot

S22: Physics For Everyone
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Sesha Srinivasan

This course will introduce Physics 101 - How Physics is important to solve the real world problems, Why Physics is essential for solving engineering designs and How the Physics concepts are interconnected with one another, How unified the Physics in both classical and micro dimensions, Laws of Physics and their importance to the underlying concepts and principles. I will demonstrate the laws of Physics by simple experiments and demonstrations.


Prerequisites
Tendency or eager to learn Physics as a Natural Science, Have some basic understanding of Math and general interest towards STEM.

S17: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Peter Moran

Introduction to Supply Chain Management is an introductory course to the industry that never sleeps! Through this course, you will learn the basics to what keeps food, water, and life moving so we can survive in todays world.


Prerequisites
N/A

S24: Theoretical Physics
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Kyle Thomas

This course will cover the basics of complex physics topics such as general and special relativity, quantum mechanics, the universe itself, and the many applications of these theories in a way that is more easily understandable for students.


Prerequisites
A general love for physics and science

S7: LEGO Mindstorms: Intermediate
Difficulty: ***

Part 2 for the Lego NXT Mindstorms class. Topics include:

Intro to programming
Advanced Building
Build a robot challenge

S3: Moonshot in the Making
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Payton Barnwell

It's not all rocket science!

NASA and commercial space companies have enabled everyone to become a key player in the modern 'space race', and no matter your interests YOU can get involved, too! We will discuss ways that chefs, accountants and business leaders (along with scientists and engineers) can bring something to the table as we travel to Mars and beyond!

**~Let's find out your personal place in space~**

There will also be a discussion about how to gen involved early and ways to boost your resume for the industry!


Prerequisites
Love of space!

S57: Easy as Pi
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Luke Nichols

The Easy as Pi course is a derivative of a course designed for college kids just for Splash! Learn about what a Raspberry Pi is along with 4 Interactive Demos of real world applications including hosting your own FM radio station.


Prerequisites
Bring a laptop!

S59: Let's Enjoy Learning Biomonitoring-Related Concepts
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Arman Sargolzaei

Biomonitoring devices have greatly improved on its elemental components, mostly for heart rate monitoring and estimating caloric expenditures. This course will focus on how to make use of readily available technologies and exploring the untapped potential of these devices to meet the needs of professionals with more emphasis on aeronautics' personnel who are subjected in specialized conditions in space. This course will discuss how expertise in STEM majors can be utilized for successful implementation of a real-world project.

S41: Spaceflight 101: A Millennial's Guide to Astronaut Training
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Jillian Gloria

At this pivotal point in space exploration where the private & civilian space industry is a rapidly developing sector that is quickly surpassing the technology gap that government agencies like NASA have historically held, a new standard for the Commercial Astronaut workforce is also emerging.

In this course we’ll learn about the careers of spaceflight professionals and focus specifically on the qualifications needed to be eligible to participate in emerging scientist-astronaut training programs, as well as the extension of jobs that are needed to make space travel possible!

Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut? Find out in Spaceflight 101: A Millennial's Guide to Astronaut Training.

S18: Lightsaber Theory
Difficulty: **

Learn about lightsabers, their origin, and how they came to be in the star wars universe. This course will highlight the theoretical ways lightsabers could exist today.

S29: Physics of The Flash
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jorge Nunez

Barry Allen is known as the fastest man alive and you see it to be true in the CW hit TV series, The Flash. In the series you see Barry's friends at S.T.A.R. Labs using physics to guide Barry into solving problems that are laid out in front of him.

My class is about introducing you to physics using examples from the Flash TV series to see it in action. My hopes for you all is to walk away from my class with a better understanding of physics, how you can use what you learn into everyday life riddles, and a new world of possibilities to consider on what you want to pursue in college. This is a beginner course where all are welcome! No need to have prior knowledge of physics but an okay understanding of math will help. Still, I'll help you with that as well as I don't want anyone to feel left out.

S28: Cadenza Cognition
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Julian Hoedtke

This class will teach deep understanding techniques of ill defined problems regularly experienced in industry and life through analysis of popular music

The above was an ill defined way of saying "Solving word problems." Difficult to understand at first, but this class aims to help with that.

Cadenza: Originally improvised but later defined part of music

Cognition: mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses


Prerequisites
Listen to; Lydia - Highly Suspect Copperhead Road - Steve Earl


Miscellaneous

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X43: A Class about Nothing
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Megan Henson

In businesses you should be making the most of every opportunity you have to network. This often means talking to those you have nothing in common with. The goal of this "class" would be to discuss how to build those connections even if you have nothing to talk about.

X38: Rise: Becoming a Phoenix
Difficulty: *

Do you have what it takes to become a Phoenix? Come find out. At Florida Poly, we want students who are fueled from within. Learn what it takes to become a student at Florida's only state university dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and meet the team that's here to help you as you begin your journey toward joining a university devoted to putting you on a path toward innovation in today's technological landscape.

X39: Understanding Financial Aid: How to Plan to Fund Your Education
Difficulty: *

The start of your college career is fast approaching -- now is the time to plan how you'll pay for your education. Learn the different costs that make up your university bill, as well as the different types of aid that are available to cover those costs. Become an expert in topics like the FAFSA and Bright Futures, and learn how to apply for scholarships to help fuel your path toward a degree in STEM.

X40: Life as a Florida Poly Student
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Makala Quinn

Want to know what it is like to be a Florida Poly student? Come find out what there is to do outside of the classroom. There’s many ways to get involved at our University from Student Government to Poly Con. You will get a chance to see what fun activities our unique campus has to offer you.

X52: When Diversity meets Engineering
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Gabrielle Simms

Are you weird, different or just plain creative?? Come put that diversity and creativity to work by learning about the different issues and problems happening around the world and how engineering can solve them. You will learn about the different inventions that have helped citizens of countries in the Caribbean, the Americas and Asia. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn what these people go through and how you can help.

X60: Geometry and Topology in Video Games
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Jared Bunn

Have you ever noticed how much geometry is required in the design of video games? What about topology? Don't know what topology is? Simply put, it is a "rubbery" version of geometry where similar shapes like circles and squares are the same. We'll see some examples of classic games with designs that you'll eat up like a doughnut. We'll also look at some more recent games that include some examples of topology.

X44: Superhero 101: How to be a Hero the World Needs and Have Fun While Doing It
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Brianna Mann

Let's save the world! In this course you will learn about various non-traditional ways of how you can make a positive impact on the world and how you can relate your interests and passions to make the world a better place.

X5: Turning Creativity into Cash with Entrepreneurship
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Justin Heacock

Learn the basics of entrepreneurship from how to create an idea to how to execute on one! In this course you will learn Lean Startup Methodology which is designed to minimize risk when starting a business.

X27: Slacking Off
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Paul Cipolla

Learn how to balance your time at a STEM university, keeping your grades up while not going insane along the way. This class will describe how slacklining and other outdoor activities have advantages in keeping those startup ideas flowing while also maintaining that stellar GPA.

X23: Balancing a Busy Life
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Angelica Durant

Between classes, extracurriculars, scholarships, projects, and (sometimes) work, maintaining a healthy, well-balanced life can seem like a daunting task. This course seeks to teach you time management skills, stress-relieving techniques, and, most importantly, help you get to know yourself a little better.


Prerequisites
Students will need to bring a pen and paper.

X15: FunFaction App
Difficulty: *

Hate group work? Us too! That's why we have decided to create a fun app for groups. It incorporates a game with a group project organizer. Attend to learn more!

X47: Badminton 101
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Ryan Perez

What comes to mind when you hear Badminton? I bet you picture a family playing in their backyard.
You will learn the basics, as well as advanced tips on how to play the sport. You will see the sport in a whole new light.
There will even be time for everyone to play as well!

X26: Basic Cryptocurrency
Difficulty: *
Teachers: jonathan khabbaz

Simple idea of cryptocurrency. introducing students to mining, different types of programs, cryptocurrency market and different types of coins.

X49: Get Over Your Fears, A Crash Course on Public Speaking
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Holly Pafford

Learn to get over your fears of public speaking by practicing a few simple tips, and see how public speaking can open so many doors to a successful college and adult career.

X55: Project Leadership
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Kelci Wilson

From small school group projects to real-world challenges, being an effective Project Manager can make a huge difference on the end result. This course focuses on aiding young leaders in the specifics of management techniques such as planning, communication, and motivation throughout the life cycle of a project.

X48: My Mom says I would be a good leader
Difficulty: *

So, your Mom thinks you'd be a good leader? Mine too.

In this class you will learn about the best way to handle group partners with varying personalities and lead a successful and productive group or team.


Prerequisites
A desire to have successful projects and teams, and get your parents off your back!

X58: Creative Problem Solving
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Melissa Morris

Ever feel stuck with a problem and have no idea how to come up with solutions? Do you want to think "outside of the box" but you can't seem to escape it?
This course will show you that all of us have innate creativity. You will learn techniques to get "unstuck" when approaching problems and come up with ideas and solutions in nearly any instance.