Fifty students from the Computer Information Technology Department visited the Boston Museum of Science on March 22, 2006. The students were accompanied by instructors Jacqueline Machamer, Ray Oswald, Irene Ashley, and John C. Souza. Mr. Rick Bartlett also served as a chaperone on the trip.
The main attraction of the field trip was “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination.” The exhibition included many interactive exhibits, computer challenges, video footage, character & costume displays, robots, and many other fascinating galleries and displays from the nine Star Wars episodes. The students also watched a 15-minute presentation on robots and robotics.
It was an enjoyable and educational field trip, as the students got to see over 100 Star Wars artifacts and 21 interactive exhibits. The students got a good “behind-the-scenes” look at the methods used by engineers to create the real-world technologies seen in the Star Wars movies. They got to better understand the blending of science, technology, and art in the filmmaking process.