EYH 2017 Workshop List
Let's Go Flying: Meet women that have chosen to take to the skies as a hobby or career. Learn the science that enables flight. Follow the computations needed to plan a safe flight using navigation aids. How high should you fly? How long will it take? What does an airport look like from 2000 feet? Let’s go flying!
Biology and Health (3 workshops)
- Bio Beetle Lab: Estimate the size of a beetle population using a mark-release-recapture technique.
- How to Mend a Broken Heart: The scientists and engineers at Medtronic make all different types of devices that go inside the body to repair your heart and arteries – from heart values to stent grafts to balloons. Come to learn about the variety of devices we make, how we design and test them, and get to try them out yourself – and learn more about what working as a scientist or engineer is really like.
- Nursing Jeopardy: Win some fun prizes and learn all about nursing. Play your favorite and popular game show while exploring the exciting career of nursing.
Chemistry (2 workshops)
- Science of Light and Color: Do you ask yourself why the sky is blue or where rainbows come from? You will have fun exploring different properties of light and color in this interactive workshop. There will be hands-on workshops and demonstrations.
- Chemists Have Solutions: The principles of paper chromatography and design of experiment will be demonstrated. You will separate the mixture of dyes in a magic marker into separate pigments and determine the separation effectiveness using different paper sources.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2 workshops)
- Steady Hand Game: This workshop is full of Electrifying Excitement!! Do you have nerves of steel? Test how steady your hand is and learn about electrical engineering at the same time. In this workshop, you will build an "electronic steady hand" game that demonstrates basic electrical concepts. The object of the game is to move a metal ring along a bare wire without touching the edges of the ring to the wire. If the ring touches the wire, a red light-emitting diode turns on, which indicates that the electrical circuit is closed. How far can you move the ring along the wire without triggering the light? All participants get to keep the game.
- Robotics Workshop: Learn to program and test a small Lego Mindstorms Robot. Program a Robot using Mindstorms technology and simple computer directions to complete a series of challenges.
Environmental Science (2 workshops)
- Environmental Chemistry: Learn how chemistry is the basis of many natural processes and impacts things you see in the news, like oil spills. Build a solar water purifier, experiment with sand and gravel to filter water, and see firsthand how oil changes the properties of birds' feathers.
- Saving the Land – For Fish, Wildlife, and the Rest of Us: Based on provided information, data, and maps, create a land conservation plan that best protects habitat for fish and wildlife. Learn about stream ecology and restoration, wildlife corridors, and natural resource management. Make choices about where to build trails for people and where to leave an area more wild.
Your Money; Save, Spend or Borrow? We will save our money at a bank, or shop with the cash or use a credit card to buy items! Learning the short and long term effects on your financial future. What will these habits mean for you in 10, 20 or 30 more years?
Mechanical and Structural Engineering (3 workshops)
- Rocket Activity: Build, launch and retrieve two-stage Estes model rockets. Apply physics principles to predict the performance of your rocket and use mathematical models to analyze your data.
- What Will You Drive? Learn about automobiles and how their engines work. We will analyze different transportation fuels and discover what fuels cars like best. Students will learn and demonstrate conversion of electrical energy to mechanical energy. Each team will build an electric motor, and afterwards design a car.
- Let's Build a Paper Dome: Come join us to build your own gigantic dome with just newspaper and tape. This activity shows how you can make building materials stronger without making them bigger or heavier. What you'll learn can also apply to buildings, bridges, airplanes and towers.