Mar 29, 2011

MathCounts 2011

Some of our FES student chapter members mentioned that they had not seen the photos, here is a link to some of them:

MathCounts2011 Photos

Mar 23, 2011

American Dream Scholarship

Miami Dade College is now offering the "American Dream Scholarship". Full details can be found on this website:

Here is a quote from the site:

"Through this program, the College covers in-state tuition for two years of courses (60 college-level credits) for all Miami-Dade high school graduates who qualify. The American Dream Scholarship is a vital safety net that picks up where other aid and scholarships leave off, ensuring that bright, qualified students have the means to continue their education."

All application materials must be submitted by August 1, 2011.

Mar 17, 2011

MDC Scholarships

To apply go to:

Requirements Needed When Looking For a PC

Choosing a computer most of the time can be a headache for lots of people. No one likes to buy a computer yesterday and go returning it few days after. So, to avoid troubles one will need to gather information than going into a shop and wanders for hours. The first question you should probably ask before anything else is “what is my budget and what is it needed for majority of the time?” Let’s said you are buying a laptop and it is uses for operating AutoCAD 2011 and you have five hundreds to a thousand dollars in pocket. The first you SHOULD do is to check what the minimum requirements of AutoCAD 2011 version are.

For 64-Bit AutoCAD 2011

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium (compare Windows 7 versions); Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, or Ultimate (SP1 or later) (compare Windows Vista versions); or Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later)
  • AMD Athlon 64 with SSE2 technology, AMD Opteron® processor with SSE2 technology, Intel® Xeon® processor with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology, or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB free space for installation
  • 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
  • Install from download or DVD

The above are requirements to operate 2011 version from (

As a minimum, you need 2 GB RAM and huge free space for installation so, for good, choose a PC with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive space. Seems almost all the times we use PC with multiple program at once, so for smooth performs and avoid frustrating lags it is better to have a processor of 2.4 GHz processing speed or higher. Since many projects in AutoCAD get complicated and condense, it is prefer to have a larger screen about up to 17 inches.

Mar 15, 2011

Job Fair 2011

The Kendall Campus of Miami Dade College is hosting a job fair on March 23, 2011. This event will be held in the Kendall Campus Gym from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For more info call 305-237-0529 or visit room 3166.

Mar 6, 2011


Last week I participated in BOTSIQ. A battle bots competition; radio controlled cars with weapons such as spinning drums.