Expanding Your Horizons
A sixth-grade girls conference
December 3, 2016
10 a.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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CAREER EXPLORATION WORKSHOPS
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$10 Registration Fee
Saturday, December 3, 2016
1st Floor Blocker Building
Texas A&M University
- 9:15-9:45 Check-In
- 9:45-10:00 Opening
- 10:00-10:45 Workshop I
- 10:50-11:35 Workshop II
- 11:40-12:25 Workshop III
- 12:30-1:00 Pizza and Punch Lunch
- 1:00-2:00 Texas A&M Physics Show
- 2:00-2:30 Closing Remarks
Have you ever wondered how plastics are made? Explore the world of polymers and fun chemistry by making your own GAK, polymer bouncy balls and fake snow! Make your own awesome polymers, "awesomers", play with them and take them home! Discover how the classic toys, Shrinky Dinks and Aqua Sand, use polymer science to do magic!
Batty for Science:
Build a bat that can fly quickly and hear insect feet moving on the ground. Or build a bat that can hover and drink out of a flower with a really long tongue. Learn about how bats fly and capture food at night, the types of bats you might see in your own backyard and how you can help conserve these amazing animals!
Be a Brainiac!:
Want to know how your brain works? Come and learn how different areas of the brain control specific functions of our bodies, such as movement, vision, and memory. Challenge yourself with fun optical illusions, or use a "cool tool" to map out the temperature sensors on your arm. Color your own brain hat and participate in mind-blowing activities. This workshop makes learning about neuroscience a no-brainer.
Bio-inspired Tribology - To Roll or Slide, or to Stick or Slip?:
Did you know that gecko feet inspire sticky tape, tree frog toe pads inspire tire treads, sharkskin inspires Olympic swimsuits, and lotus leaves inspire self-cleaning surfaces? Come and explore the fascinating science and engineering behind friction, wear and lubrication. Take home the knowledge and skills to show off exciting new tricks to all your family and friends!
Chemistry In The Kitchen -- CANCELLED:
Ordinary kitchen ingredients have extraordinary chemistry uses! Find out how to make a lava lamp, see colorful and bubbling demonstrations, and finally, make an invisible ink out of regular items, and take your secret pages home with you. Come and discover the science hiding in your kitchen.
Creating your own molecules, proteins, and DNA using the computer:
Participants will be introduced to the world of Molecular Modeling and be able create their own Molecules, DNA, and/or Proteins using really cool computer programs! These are the same programs that researchers use to take a closer look at their structure and properties. If you like computers, you will love this workshop!
How does an egg survive being launched from a chicken, shipped in a carton, or dropped of the edge of a building? Come learn about design, architecture, and construction by exploring shapes and materials used in structures while building your own Egg Protection Device. Will YOUR egg survive the fall?
Flourescence Fun-damentals - CANCELLED:
Want to learn how that party glow stick works? Join us as we explore fluorescence and all its glowing possibilities. Our hands on activities are sure to brighten up your day as together we will be exploring different ways to make things glow even your own neon sign.
Food Engineering: Is it magic or science?:
Have you ever really thought about what your food is made of or why it tastes the way it does? Food ingredients are biological materials with unique properties. Come explore Biological and Agricultural Engineering and learn what happens when these materials are treated or processed in unusual ways. Bon appetit!
Hands-on Science linked to Space Science:
Set fire to a peanut to calculate its calorific value. Peanuts are the favorite food of astronauts and other explorers. Learn why. Launch a mini-rocket and record data. See Newton's Third Law in action, a law that astronauts actually feel. Learn why. You actually have to 'do' Science, to learn Science. Come and see why...
Kicking-off the holiday decoration using epoxy resins and other adhesives:
After some introduction of different Adhesives and some shameless plugs for Hexion, the workshop participants will make their own holiday ornament using epoxy resins or other adhesives.
Materials Smack Down:
Join us to smash and mash different materials and discover their properties
Melt It Down: Blacksmithing in the 21st Century:
People have been using casting to form metals into shapes for over 5,000 years, and continue to use it today. In this workshop, we will melt tin and cast it in sand molds to make different shapes. We will learn about the exciting and long history of metals and how it is used to make many important products we use every day.
A murder has occurred right here in our peaceful little town of College Station, TX. Central to identifying the individual who committed this crime is establishing where the victim was the day of the crime. Step into the role of forensic scientist and use chemical tests to determine where the victim had their last meal.
Discover how the classic toys, Shrinky Dinks and Aqua Sand, use polymer science to do magic!
Potions & Lotions:
What is the science behind nail polish, exfoliant, sun screen, bath bombs and other fun girly products? Come to find out, make some beauty products, and take some goodies home with you!
So You Want to be a Mad Scientist:
Mad about Science here at Texas A&M, we will explore some of the many science careers through fun hands-on experiments. In the STEM field, the possibilities are endless!