2017 Howard County STEM Festival

On June 4, 2017, ACE’s Jayesh Jariwala, Mike Schott, and Kristen Sheriff volunteered on behalf of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and the Automation Federation (AF) at the Howard County STEM Festival. The free event was open to kids of all ages and featured a mix of hands on activities, demonstrations, and informational sessions. The ISA / AF booth used ACE’s custom PLC-5 gaming system to demonstrate how control circuits are wired for lights, switches, and buttons; how the switches use binary math for game selection; how the programs are structured; and how mathematics plays a key role in computer game programming.