Cockrell School of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Programming Maze Game

Age group: Middle/Junior High School

Computational engineers often have to solve big problems as fast as possible, but some programs can take hours or even days to find a result. This means that engineers need to think carefully about the code they are writing. In this online programming game, you will guide an astronaut through a path using blocks of code. Through this activity, you'll learn about two ideas that programmers always need to keep in mind when they write code: how long it takes for a program to run, and how many instructions you need to write a working program. See the video below for instructions and follow the link in the Resources Section to go to the game.

Visit the zoom link in the Resources Section to chat with one of our students if you have any questions or would like to learn more about computational engineering. The zoom room will be open on Saturday, March 6 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CST and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. CST.

Program provided by the Association of Computational Engineers (ACE). Instructions Video presented by Marcos Botto Tornielli and Gauri Nukala.