2019 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!
Egg Drop It Like It's Hot (New This Year!)
In this activity students will build a contraption to protect an egg undergoing freefall. The aim is to make sure the egg doesn’t break in the fall!
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!
Hydraulics Crazy Cranes (New This Year!)
Engineer your own construction crane with and learn about hydraulic engineering. Test your design and make compete with other students to see whose design can lift the heaviest load!
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.
Turn that farm upside - down: vertical farming challenge (New This Year!)
Do you have what it takes to engineer the food of tomorrow? Learn how to build a farm that’s on a wall! Use sustainable materials to build a system that will grow plants with less water and less space. Envision the future of agriculture and sustainability.
Fun with Python & HTML - Develop a Camera App with Arista Networks (New This Year!)
Build a basic python service on raspberry pi that takes and stores pictures. Write HTML and front end page to show stored pictures. Time permitting, develop a chat application.
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.