Come and go anytime between 9am-4pm, we suggest you come early to get the best of STEM Exploration
STEM Exploration is a FREE event for all ages with a wide variety of engaging activities designed for K-12 students and their family.
**No registration required (see IMPORTANT DETAILS below).
Free one-day bus passes will be available for this event. Call 258-2702 or email email@example.com to request bus pass(es) no later than Tuesday, January 29. Passes will be mailed to requestors. Please indicate the number of passes needed.
Download a STEM Exploration flyer here.
A list of activities and map Click here
Current Activities are tentative and may change.
Activity locations (SUB, ENGR, MEC, HML, KIN, )
- FOOD is not provided. Bring a sack lunch or plan on visiting the Student Union Building, or Broadway vendors for refreshments.
- No registration required to attend STEM Exploration, but some scheduled activities require that you sign up at the activity location.
- With more than 40 activities it’s impossible to do everything.
- Please see the list of activities and plan your day in advance.
- Four ways to participate: Scheduled Activities (S); Drop-in (D), Open Demonstrations (O); Interactive Science Shows (I)
- Build and Eat an Edible Aquifer (ENGR 215)
- Tie Dye Chromatography (MEC 106)
- Jelly Bean Binary
- Wastewater: We Treat it Right! Learn the process of wastewater treatment through hands-on fun with the Boise WaterShed! (ET 336)
- Extreme Weather Science – NOAA/National Weather Service. Meteorologists will discuss the science of extreme weather in the context of a “Weather Jeopardy” game. (ET 313)
- Robotics in Healthcare (Norco Building)
- Bristle Bots (SUB)
- NASA Heat Shield (SUB)
- Design Build Spool Cars (SUB)
- Fun with Catapults (MEC 114)
- West Point Bridge Design (MEC 103)
- Snow Plow Simulator
- Making Waves with LIGO (KIN)
- Construction Management Demonstration (KIN)
- Radio Demonstration (KIN)
- Seatbelt Demonstration (KIN)
- 15,000 Volt Demonstration (KIN)
- What’s a Watt (KIN)
- Robots in Action (KIN)
- Play with Keva Blocks and Uberstix (ENGR 2nd and 3rd floor lobby)
- Balloon model of a C nanotube (ENGR Lobby)
- Earthquake Table and Ride a Hovercraft (AT 119)
- Ride a Segway (MEC 206)
- TEM – Transmission Electron Microscope (MEC 113)
- Shape Memory Alloy Demonstration (CE )
- Make a Bio Polymer (CE)
- Wind Tunnel and Aerodesign (CE)
- Mini-Baja (CE)
- NEW Astronaut and Educator, Barbara Morgan (SUB Simplot) 10:30am
- NEW Chemistry is Chool! (ENGR 103) 10:30am and 1:30pm
DE Day Stats 2012
- 1000 bags, pencils and pins were given away at the entrance
- 200+ attended Barbara Morgan’s presentation
- 200 attended Dr. Pickelstein’s 2 presentations
- 200 attended Airplane to the Moon 2 presentations
- 300+ attended Caleb Chung’s 2 presentations
- 200 attended Force and Motion
- 100 attended Waste Water: We Treat it Right!
- 150 attended Weather Jeopardy
- 258 attended Tie Dye Chromatography
- 650 went through Avalances, Fires, and Floods Oh My!
- 700 went through the Bullbots (FIRST Robotics) table
- 600 rode TVMSC hovercraft
- 200 visited the Mannequins in Robotics in Healthcare, and 350
- trinkets were given away
- 600 played with Uberstix and Keva Planks
- 250 Edible Aquifers were made
Boise State College of Engineering
Department of Environmental Quality
Idaho National Laboratory
To our 2013 sponsors:
To the 75 VOLUNTEERS who facilitate the activities, welcome
and direct visitors, and help make STEM Exploration a success!