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. 

Model U.N.

posted Nov 14, 2012, 8:05 PM by Adam Brooks

Model United Nations

Model U.N. is a student organization that aims to educate student about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. Students role-play as diplomats representing a nation in a simulated session of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Student research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.

eLearning and Online Courses

posted Nov 14, 2012, 8:00 PM by Adam Brooks   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 8:00 PM ]

eLearning and Online Courses @CPCC

A display and several sessions will be hosted by CPCC's eLearning area on online course development and management. Educators and college faculty are encouraged to attend. Professional Development credit will be awarded to employees. CPCC offers eLearning courses in a variety of convenient formats to meet the needs of our students: television and video-based telecourses, online Internet-based courses, non-credit training courses and more!

@CPCC + @CatawbaCollege = #MyFuture

posted Nov 14, 2012, 6:15 PM by Adam Brooks   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 7:45 PM ]

Catawba College
Catawba College has the only bachelor's program with Central Piedmont Community College that allows CPCC graduates to complete their bachelor's degree on the CPCC campus. If you start here, you can end here. No more learning new driving patterns, buildings, and resources. We currently offer two degrees paths, with more to come in the very near future (watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for details!). 

Catepillar Advanced Diagnostics

posted Nov 14, 2012, 6:10 PM by Adam Brooks   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 7:33 PM ]

Stop by the Catepillar Advanced Diagnostics display and check-out a Caterpillar engine electronic simulator. This simulator allows connection of Caterpillar proprietary electronic technician software view different parameters to make the engine operate to OEM standards. Also find out more about our exciting new programs and career opportunities.

Corporate and Continuing Education

posted Nov 14, 2012, 6:04 PM by Adam Brooks   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 6:04 PM ]

Corporate and Continuing Education

Stop by CPCC's Corporate and Continuing Education table for a selection of FREE professional software and I.T. books! Supplies are limited. Corporate and Continuing Education focuses on increasing the level of skills, knowledge and abilities in individuals and on the success of organizations who employ them. The Corporate Learning Center is the gateway for employers and is dedicated to organizational learning and talent development.For those who want to start or grow a small business, CPCC offers the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Center. Local and state-funded resources combine to provide comprehensive training and services, including fee-based courses, free seminars, counseling, events and more.

Chess Club

posted Nov 14, 2012, 5:56 PM by Adam Brooks   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 5:57 PM ]

Levine Campus Chess Club
Levine Campus Chess Club
The CPCC Levine Campus chess club will be on-site facilitating chess matches throughout the day at TGF. The Levine Chess club meets Wednesdays at 1:00pm in LV2309. We’re an informal group and we welcome all players, beginners and experts alike.

Kinect for Xbox 360

posted Nov 14, 2012, 5:40 PM by Adam Brooks   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 5:40 PM ]

Kinect for Xbox 360

Introducing Kinect for Xbox 360. You are the controller. No gadgets, no gizmos, just you! Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways without using a controller. Imagine controlling movies and music with the wave of a hand or the sound of your voice. With Kinect, technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us shine.


posted Nov 14, 2012, 5:25 PM by Adam Brooks   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 5:28 PM ]

CPCC Biology

Attendees can view demonstrations on bioremediation (cleaning up oil spills with microorganisms) and a water pollution demonstration using Daphnia. The CPCC biology program offers all of the introductory life sciences courses required by the Health Sciences programs and the introductory courses for a life sciences major. Many of the courses are used by Liberal Arts students to fulfill a laboratory science requirement.

Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society (MARS)

posted Nov 14, 2012, 5:00 PM by Adam Brooks   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 5:00 PM ]

Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society

MARS will provide amateur radio demonstrations including voice, morse code, and digital in a temperary emergency configuration. When all else fails, ham radio works! Based in Charlotte, NC, MARS (founded 1949) serves 'Hams' (Amateur Radio Operators) in Mecklenburg county and the surrounding area.

What an amazing line-up of sessions and guest speakers for THE #GeekFest 2012!

posted Nov 9, 2012, 10:07 AM by Adam Brooks

THE Geek Fest

What an amazing line-up of sessions and guest speakers for THE #GeekFest 2012! TGF2012 offers quality conference-style presentations, guest speakers and topic sessions for one amazingly low price -- FREE. Topics range from software development and animation to social media and education. There is something for everyone and all levels of geek during THE Geek Fest. Seating is limited so grab your spot! For more information, review the online schedule.

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