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KAYSC Events

Unity 3D - Tinkering with Virtual Reality

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. We will be using software online to create some simple virtual reality renderings, and have youth play around with the idea of creating 3 dimensional objects in a virtual world that you can expand and explore. Youth will be given free range to explore and test out all there ideas in this program, with guidance from other peers, to create interest in this field of work knowing that this is part of the future of technology.

WORKSHOP NOTES:

  • Space is limited! The workshop is first come, first serve! RSVP here by April 24.
  • 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.