STEM Exploration (Previously Discover Engineering Day)
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Boise State University
1375 University Drive
9am – 4pm
(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)
Scheduled Activities (S): Scheduled activities have limited capacity and may require sign up to attend for specific times. Come early to get signed up – sign up sheets at the activity location. If you sign up, be there 5 minutes in advance to participate. If you are not there you forfeit your spot. Scheduled activities include:
- 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)
Drop-in (D): These activities run throughout the day, and you can drop in any time. Supplies are limited, first come first serve. These include:
- 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)
Open Demonstrations (O): These demonstrations are great for when you are waiting for a scheduled activity. These are mostly located in the Kinesiology Building, Student Union Building, and the Civil Engineering Building. You will also find several in the ENGR and MEC lobbys, and open research laboratories appropriate for high school students and adults.
- 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)
Interactive Science Shows (I): Interactive and fun science shows in larger classrooms.
- NEW Astronaut and Educator, Barbara Morgan (SUB Simplot) 10:30am
- NEW Chemistry is Chool! (ENGR 103) 10:30am and 1:30pm
To our 2013 sponsors:
To the 75 VOLUNTEERS who facilitate the activities, welcome
and direct visitors, and help make STEM Exploration a success!