STEER-IT is an annual four-day Pre-Orientation Program hosted by Student Technology Services. Join us, current upperclassmen students, and other pre-orientation participants for four days packed with activities both on campus and in St. Louis!

Below is just a small sampling of events STEER-IT participants enjoyed during 2014 STEER-IT:

  • Team building exercises, ice breakers, trivia, and scavenger hunts
  • Hands-on experience with building a website, rebuilding and tearing down a desktop, A/V equipment, and hands-on demonstrations
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of St. Louis Science Center’s IMAX and The Loop’s Tivoli Theatre
  • Met with IT Professionals both at WashU and at the STL Internet Consortium
  • Learned about life on campus from upperclassmen throughout the Pre-Orientation Program and during an introductory Q&A Dinner

SUNDAY, August 17, 2014

  • 5:00PM  Welcome
  • 5:30PM Team Building/Ice Breaker
  • 7:15PM Tech Trivia Game
  • 8:15PM ID IT Tech hunt – find hidden archaic tech items
  • 10:00PM Counselor debriefing

MONDAY,  August 18, 2014

  • 8:30AM Breakfast in the GTC
  • 9:30AM West Campus Data Center tour
  • 10:30AM Network Operations and Media Services North Campus tour
  • 11:30AM Hands-on network lab demo
  • 12:30PM Lunch in the Loop
  • 1:30PM Olin Library Media Equipment check-out
  • 2:00PM Knight Center A/V tour
  • 2:30PM Boot camping computers (Dual-boot a MAC machine to run on Windows)
  • 3:00PM Rebuild a desktop computer competition
  • 4:00PM STS scope of service, WHD review, CATV support, back-up management, virus removal
  • 5:00PM Build Pre-O website
  • 6:00PM Dinner
  • 7:15PM Open discussion/Q&A
  • 7:30PM Pre-O website build – continued
  • 10:30PM Counselor debriefing

TUESDAY,  August 19, 2014

  • 8:30AM Breakfast at Ursa’s
  • 9:30AM – 1:30PM Science Center field trip
  • 11:00AM VIP tour of the IMAX
  • 12:30PM Lunch onsite
  • 1:30PM Back to STS
  • 2:00PM continue work on STEER-IT website
  • 5:00PM WU overview
  • 5:30PM Open discussion/Q&A
  • 6:00PM Dinner
  • 7:30PM Visit CoolFire Studios/Solutions
  • 10:30PM Counselor debriefing

WEDNESDAY,  August 20, 2014

  • 8:30AM Breakfast in the GTC
  • 9:30AM-noon Cortex Technology Park tour
  • 12:30PM – 2PM Lunch with WI IT leadership
  • 2:00PM Wireless connection overview (facilitator: Jason Murray)
  • 2:30PM Network security overview (facilitator: Brian Allen)
  • 3:00PM Emerging technologies interactive session (facilitator: Scott Granneman)
  • 4:15PM Finalize Pre-O website
  • 6:15PM Dinner
  • 7:15PM Pre-O website preview
  • 8:15PM STEER-IT Video montage preview
  • 9:30PM Pre-O review and Q&A
  • 10:00PM Counselor debriefing