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KAYSC Events

ART! A Tool for Building Change

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN
The Kadet Program of the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) at the Science Museum of Minnesota is designed to introduce middle and high school students to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Justice framework and activities of the KAYSC. In ART! A Tool for Building Change, participants will explore the universal power art has to communicate and spark ideas. In this workshop, you will develop an understanding of how artists and engineers both use the design process in their creations, with a focus on how artists engineer their art with messages of social change. At the end of the workshop, we will create a collective art piece in response to the statement “My world is...” using any form of art you would like to convey your thoughts.

WORKSHOP NOTES:

  • Wear clothing and shoes that you are not too worried about getting messed up!
  • Space is limited! The workshop is first come, first serve! RSVP here by January 19.
  • We will provide bus passes for those who want to take the bus home.

Engineering & the Human Body: A Look at the Impacts of Tobacco

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN
The Kadet Program of the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) at the Science Museum of Minnesota is designed to introduce middle and high school students to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Justice framework. In this workshop, participants will learn about the engineering of the human body by learning about how lungs work, and will then hear from interns in our Biology & Public Health Track about the effects of tobacco on the human body. You will investigate the effects of tobacco on the lungs, and then build a kit to take home to teach others the harmful effects of smoking and using tobacco products.

WORKSHOP NOTES:

  • Wear clothing and shoes that you are not too worried about getting messed up!
  • Space is limited! The workshop is first come, first serve! RSVP here by February 16.
  • We will provide bus passes for those who want to take the bus home.

Create Your World: Engineer a Trebuchet

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN
The Kadet Program of the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) at the Science Museum of Minnesota is designed to introduce middle and high school students to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Justice framework. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of engineering and its use in history. In this workshop, you will be use “old technology” to build a trebuchet, highlighting the way in which STEM was used in history to problem solve solutions, that then seemed larger than life! We will break down the design process and apply it to build your own trebuchet to play a targeting game.

WORKSHOP NOTES:

  • Wear clothing and shoes that you are not too worried about getting messed up!
  • Space is limited! The workshop is first come, first serve! RSVP here by March 23.
  • We will provide bus passes for those who want to take the bus home.

Engineering for Social Justice

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN
The Kadet Program of the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) at the Science Museum of Minnesota is designed to introduce middle and high school students to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Justice framework. In today’s modern world, technology is an inescapable reality, and learning how to harness its power will be a valuable skill for the future. In this workshop, participants will investigate current social justice issues and how entrepreneurs are engineering apps to solve social justice issues. Participants will then learn how to use free online software to make your own app!

WORKSHOP NOTES:

  • Wear clothing and shoes that you are not too worried about getting messed up!
  • Space is limited! The workshop is first come, first serve! RSVP here by April 20.
  • We will provide bus passes for those who want to take the bus home.

The Future is Now! Introduction to Robotics

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN
The Kadet Program of the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) at the Science Museum of Minnesota is designed to introduce middle and high school students to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Justice framework. Robotics is a field that continues to make life easier, from programmable vacuum cleaners to computerized car wash machines. In this workshop, participants will take a look at the way in which robots have revolutionized the world since their inception. We will cover what robotics is and how this technology will continue to evolve. Participants will then get the chance to build a simple robot using the engineering design process, including how to problem-solve and troubleshoot while building them.

WORKSHOP NOTES:

  • Wear clothing and shoes that you are not too worried about getting messed up!
  • Space is limited! The workshop is first come, first serve! RSVP here by May 18.
  • We will provide bus passes for those who want to take the bus home.

Engineering with Geometry: The Strength of Structures

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN
The Kadet Program of the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) at the Science Museum of Minnesota is designed to introduce middle and high school students to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Justice framework. In this workshop, participants will explore the relationship between math and the natural world, with a particular focus on geometry. We will quickly review basic geometry, how these shapes can be found in nature, and how they make up structures. You will then have the opportunity to apply your learning to engineer a structure that helps an egg successfully withstand a fall!

WORKSHOP NOTES:

  • Wear clothing and shoes that you are not too worried about getting messed up!
  • Space is limited! The workshop is first come, first serve! RSVP here by June 22.
  • We will provide bus passes for those who want to take the bus home.