STEM Sessions 2015

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In 2015 the Career Expo we are experimenting with hosting highly engaging sessions for students who travel from distant schools. Below are short descriptions of the four sessions.

  • KidWinds Design Challenge:  Students experiment with the generation of electricity from wind using the KidWind systems, investigating blade number, size, and material.  Leading this session will be  Amanda Fickes of AgInspire, with Carrie Leopold of Inspire Innovation Laboratory assisting.
  • Parachute Design Challenge: What makes the best parachute design? Students are asked to design a light-weight parachute system given challenging constraints. Experimenting and data collection are two themes that will be explored by engineers. Facilitating the session are  Moore Engineers Alexa Ducioame and Yaping Chi.
  • Embedded Microcomputer Systems: Students will be introduced to the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino microcomputer systems by Paul Jenson of EduTech.
  • University of North Dakota Geodome: Students explore the universe in this state of the art 3D simulation of the stars, learning about star formation, galaxies, nebula, and super-nova. Participants will “fly” in the Geodome in this immersive and memorable experience that focuses on an aerospace career. Facilitating the session will be Astrophysicist Dr. Timothy Young from the University of North Dakota, assisted by Luke Black Elk who will add Native American perspectives to the night sky.

Each session ran at 9 am, 10:30 am, and noon. Attendance was limited to selected schools, for more information on these sessions, for more information please contact Jenny Erickson.