No one word can descibe how awesome engineering is!!!
Hey, my name is Erik Aguirre and I am a senior at Santa Monica High School that loves engineering, more specificly, computer engineering. I am also trying to couple my love for computer engineering with my love for computer coding. I am currently in my last year of a four year engineering course and in my second year of a college computer science course. I plan to use these classes to better my skills and acheive my goal of obtaining a masters computer science and engineering.
One of my main coding projects that I have completed is making three modification packs (or "mod" for short) in Minecraft. These modifications took me about a month to code and design. They are all on my USB called "MINECRAFT" so I can take them anywere.
This is a video that talks about ethics in engineering. The case study in the video is about the Ford Pinto and it's ethical problems, how the problems could have been avoided, and what could have happened if the problems had been avoided.
Year Long Project (Housing Hunters)
Below is a picture of our prototype. The prototype is an outline of the website we planned on using to help inform our community about homelessness and the wrongful prejudices that come with homelessness. The prototype includes different pages and it's meant to fit on different smart phone screens.
The point of this project was to display my birthday using a two seven segment displays by wiring a breadboard. I had to use two in the end because of the large amount of wiring.
Work In Progress
My main work in progress is a capstone project that focuses on mental illness among people affected by homelessness. This project focus on getting people affected by homelessness a fair chance of getting help for any mental illness that they may have so they can have a chance to become apart of society again. We are also focusing on trying to make sure that all people affected by homelessness can have an equal oportunity to get help if they need to with behavioral control or emotional assistance.
We have a mentor, Dr. Moon. She will help us understand the different parts of our problems as it is much more complicated than we had originally thought. She will also help us come up with possible ways to solve our issue in the most practical way.
This is an image of our website that we will are developing to bring awareness to the issue of NIMBYism and its effects on homelessness. This is a layout for the mobile website that consists of our mission statement, statistics, information about us, etc.
Capstone Project Update 1/29/2021
Our project is going in a good direction so far. Our website is now going through the process of testing if it meets certain criteria and we will use benchmarks to see if it meets standards. We are also working on when we will record our elevator pitch for our website.
Our cost analysis is at the bottom of page 16 and page 17 of our Research Document.
Capstone Project Update 3/5/2021
We are currently reaching the goal of having a working prototype to our design. We have recently created an outline as to what we will include in our website as well as what we we should have on each page. All we have left in terms of constructing the website is to create a working prototype, testing it and get feedback from volunteers, and then either adding or removing content so that we can make the biggest impact with the website.