This page highlights some of the THE Geek Fest event festivities including vending, displays, activities, labs, simulations, hands-on opportunities, guest speakers and much more! Don't miss the display and exhibit hall on the first floor of CPCC's Levine campus and also check the event schedule
for planned display hall activities and demonstrations.
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North Carolina’s STEM Bus
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is designed to inspire attendees to pursue STEM careers. Industry-grade equipment is available to highlight careers found across NC in agriculture, health, life science and engineering. What will you see on the STEM Bus? The STEM Bus is full of equipment that highlight technical careers found across North Carolina. Industry equipment was purposefully placed on the bus to highlight specific careers areas. Ipads, a touchscreen TV, a solar panel readout and other highly technical items highlight examples of these areas. A combination of hands-on, highly technical demonstrations and displays allow visitors to learn about specific careers by completing individual job tasks through short experiments or mini labs.
In an effort to make art more accessible, Bill Gorelick and Central Piedmont Community College have constructed an open gallery space on the College’s Levine Campus in Matthews, NC. The campus which is somewhat industrial in its design offers an ideal space for a dynamic layout that can be transformed based on the featured exhibit. The College’s diverse student body and faculty along with its Arts & Communications program make it a natural collaboration. Movable walls, pedestals, track systems for two-dimensional works and lighting have been installed to showcase the College’s first exhibit: Exhibition of Works from the Gorelick Collections. Bill and Patty Gorelick along with Shelton and Carol Gorelick are exhibiting 18-plus sculptures and paintings for the exhibit which is open to the public October 7, 2013 through January 2014. Gorelick’s vision is that CPCC continues to use the space to showcase student work as well as works from other local collectors and artists (perhaps even some gallery and museum basements).
The CPCC 50th anniversary traveling exhibit is now on display across from the bookstore on the second floor of the Levine Campus. The exhibit showcases historical images and highlights many important events from CPCC’s 50-year history. It will be on display at the Levine Campus now through December 9.
The attendees at THE Geek Fest will have the opportunity to experience two wonderful online learning solutions from McGraw-Hill Higher Education, LearnSmart and SmartBook. These products have been used by millions of students throughout the U.S. and known for their positive impact on academic learning. LearnSmart uses revolutionary adaptive technology to build a learning experience unique to each student’s individual needs, which helps improve students' performance, grades and memory. SmartBook is the FIRST, online, adaptive reading experience by creating a personalized study plan and highlighting the most important concepts for students to learn. The two products will be present on site and the attendees can try out the online demo.