EYH 2016 Workshop List
What You Need to Know to Fly: 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 (2 workshops)
- How to Mend a Broken Heart: Find out about what keeps a heart healthy and about new medical device technologies for treating vascular disease. Perform a simulated operation just like a doctor treating a patient, and meet with the engineers who design these devices today.
- "Winning" With Nursing 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: Learn the principles of chromatography, a set of laboratory techniques used to separate mixtures. Students will get to separate their own dyes in magic markers into separate pigments.
Computer Science (2 workshops)
- Programming With Turtle Logo: Turtle Logo is a fun and intuitive way to learn computer programming. Developed specifically for young students, this interactive programming environment will have you, literally, drawing circles around your friends. No prior experience required!
- Coding an Animated Game: Use your creativity and learn to code by developing a cartoon game! You'll be able to save your game so that you can show it off or add more personality to it at home.
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.
Sparkly Minerals, The Building Blocks of Earth: What is the Earth made of? The building blocks of the Earth are minerals, nutrients that sustain life, and beautiful gemstones. We will play with shiny minerals, find out why some rocks are stronger than others, what makes gemstones so value, and also learn to identify different minerals so you can find your own gems when you explore nature.
Your Financial Future: The Economic Way of Thinking: Learn the ABCs of saving, budgeting, and credit and experience first-hand why knowing simple mathematics can help you grow your money.
Mechanical Engineering (3 workshops)
- Hands-on 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. 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.
- Toss The Ball: Using common materials, girls will build a pivoting arm and mini catapult all the while learning how a lever and fulcrum functions. Exploring Mechanical Engineering concepts girls will experience how potential energy is converted to kinetic energy and how stored energy powers a lever.
Structural Engineering (2 workshops)
- 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.
- Bridge Failure… May The Force Be With You! Analyzing bridge failure through 3D computer modeling and hands on model building. See if you understand how bridges stay standing and what makes them fail by building your own bridge. Join real structural engineers in this workshop to answer these questions and more!