USA Science & Engineering Festival

On April 5 – 7, 2018, ACE celebrated science at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. The largest and only national science festival, the event featured nationwide contests and school programs all designed to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Once again, the Baltimore / Washington D.C. ISA Section exhibited. Using ACE’s custom PLC-5 gaming system, members of the section - including ACE’s Dave Erby, Jayesh Jariwala, and Kristen Sheriff - demonstrated 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. Those brave enough to play walked away with a pair of hot light up ears. It was without a doubt the hit of the festival!