2018 Spring Workshop Descriptions
Structures: Spaghetti Spans
Have you ever wondered how the buildings, bridges, and numerous other structures that make up your world are built? Engineers from numerous disciplines come together to construct magnificent structures that are unique to each situation. Step into the shoes of a civil engineer to design and build your own model bridge with dry noodles and glue! Watch your masterpiece break into pieces, while learning the fundamentals of bridge design!
Program your Foundation with Arduino
Learn the basics of Programming through Arduino. The basic coding skills you will learn from this workshop can be applied to almost all other programming languages. Build your own simulated traffic light system with an Arduino and program it to work like a real life traffic light. No previous experience required. Students will also gain experience with working with breadboards, LEDs, Resistors, and Push-Button switches.
SPEED IT UP!: Rocket Workshop
Are you interested in how rockets work and how to make them faster? Come to this workshop! We will examine how different fuels can change the speed of rockets and how far they travel! Using film canisters, baking soda, vinegar, and alka seltzer tablets, we will learn about how different propulsion fuels affect a rocket! Come and do your part to enhance the future of space travel!
Electric Concert (It’s LIT)
Are you interested in designing an electrical circuit that will produce a vibrant and poppin concert? If so, come to the “Electric Concert” activity where we will discuss the construction and design of circuits that power electrical devices. Those who attend this activity will get hands-on experience wiring several components in order to produce sound and lights that will generate a lit concert. Come and explore the work that electrical engineers do everyday to build the devices that have become an integral piece of our lives. (Plus you don’t want to miss the concert. It’ll be lit).
Electronic Insanity: A Soldering Workshop
There are few skills more useful and practical than soldering. In this class, students will learn about basic electronic circuits, printed circuit boards, and how to safely solder and desolder components. Then, they will test their knowledge by building an engaging LED light show and burglar alarm.
BioMedical Workshop with Boston Scientific (New This Year!)
Join us for a workshop led by Boston Scientific, a leading biomedical device company, to work real medical devices. Get real world experience in what professional scientists do for a living.
Fast and Furious Fuel Cell Car
Join us and build your very own Fast and Furious Fuel Cell Car! In this experiment we will learn about the fuel cell and how it works to transform chemical energy into mechanical energy. Like real engineers and scientists, we will assemble and fill the fuel cell, conduct water electrolysis, measure the gas generated from the electrolysis, and then perform the amazing “Glow Test.”
Combining the creativity of LEGO building with some of the most innovative technology, create and command amazing LEGO Mindstorm NXT Robots! Using motors, gears, and sensors, program your robots to walk, talk, think, and do anything you can imagine to bring them to life with an intuitive programming interface.
Jello Microfluidics with Society of Women Engineers (New This Year!)
Microfluidics is a very big word that describes a small-scale phenomenon. So what is so cool about this technology? Come join Society of Women Engineers as we delve into the wonderful world of microfluidics, and learn about how this innovation can change world health!
Robotic Hand with Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (New This Year!)
Make a robotic hand like Iron Man! This workshop will teach you how to build a robotic hand with just straws, string, and cardboard.