Registration 

 Please click on the above link to register for the conference. After you register, you will receive a separate e-mail to sign up for live sessions. Below is the live session schedule for your reference. You do not need to register if you only plan to watch the pre-recorded sessions. Pre-recorded sessions are listed at the bottom of this webpage. 

Some live sessions require materials that Iowa State will provide. Materials will either be available for pick up from your local 4-H Extension Office or mailed. You must sign up for sessions by Friday, October 9 in order to guarantee materials. After sessions are selected, you will receive information on how to acquire your session materials.

 

Go Further Live Session Schedule: Monday, October 19-Saturday, October 24, 2020

DateTimeSession TitleSession Description Materials
Monday, October 19, 20209-9:45 amKeynote Speaker: Jamie CorneliusJamie will provide three different keynote sessions throughout the week to inspire and motivate. None.
Monday, October 19, 202010-10:45 amChart your Adventure with Global Resource SystemsTake your interest in stem fields and learn how you can work with others to address global issues. Discover how choices you make in Iowa impact people around the world and efforts to manage resources more sustainably.None. 
Monday, October 19, 202010-10:45 amEngineering the FutureDuring this session, we will dive into the world of Software Engineering! Your company's cup stacking machine has broken and your team must rewrite the code for your new robot. Using “robot programming vocabulary” you and your team will have to write down a code that someone else can use to build a cup pyramid without talking to them.Provided by Iowa State--will be available for pick up at your local county 4-H Extension Office or mailed to you.
Monday, October 19, 202011a-11:45amDNA Sequencing 

Learn how DNA sequencing works and examples of how it is being used commercially and in research including archaeology, genetic screening, and forensics.

None.
Monday, October 19, 202012-12:45pmTriviaTest your trivia knowledge! Students are able to virtually play trivia with other students through Kahoot.Kahoot app on an electronic device.
Monday, October 19, 20201-1:45pmGo further into Microbial EcologyHave you ever wondered about the invisible microbial world? In this session, you will use water and sediments from a nearby lake or stream to set up an incubation of some microbial "pets". You can choose to feed your pets different substrates, like iron or sulfur, and you will learn a little about how microbes eat and breathe these compounds. At the end you will have a container of microbes that you can leave to grow in your windowsill. Over the months, beautiful pigmented microbes will grow, and all they need is an occasional watering.

Participants need to gather 2L of water and sediment from a nearby lake/steam and 3 one gallon buckets for mixing. Watch this video to see how to gather the water and sediment.

Iowa State will also provide materials that will be available for pick up at your local county 4-H Extension Office or mailed to you.

Monday, October 19, 20201-1:45pmEngineering, Business, & Manufacturing: A Winning Combination!

Have you ever been frustrated with the process of something, and wondered how you could make it better? Industrial Engineers are leaders in the field of creativity, innovation, and efficiency.

Our students and staff will guide you through an interactive tour into what ISU's Industrial Engineering Department offers. Industrial engineers (IEs) work to make a variety of systems more efficient, reliable, safer, and cheaper. IEs have the ability to work in any environment where people and processes join together to develop innovative solutions to global issues.

None.
Monday, October 19, 20202-2:45pmExploring life as a chemistIn this session, we invite you to join us as we demonstrate how chemistry is present in our daily lives. From separating the components of pen ink to splitting water into its elements, we will share our insight on how we, as chemists, think about life.None.
Monday, October 19, 20202-2:45pmFortune Tellers

In this session, you’ll learn how Actuarial Scientists use business knowledge, finance, math and statistics to predict the probability of future events to minimize risk and financial loss. Hear from professors and undergraduates students about why they love their field and how they use it to help people and organizations. Students will learn about risk, and the concept of “rate-making” used by insurance companies and practice trying it on their own. Sign up to learn how to try to predict the future!

Participants need to provide paper and pencil.
Monday, October 19, 20203-3:45pmStop Aquatic Hitchhikers: Working with Aquatic Invasive SpeciesAquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten Iowa's waters and the animals and plants that live in them. This session will explore what makes a species invasive, highlight some of the AIS that are in Iowa and the impacts they are having on our waters, and describe the activities of staff working with AIS. A hands-on activity will have participants deciding whether specific species are native, nonnative, and/or invasive.Participants need to provide paper and pencil.
Monday, October 19, 20203-3:45pmThe Aliens in Your Eyebrows

An exploration of the tiny creatures in our world and yes, even the ones that live in our eyebrows. We will learn about many different tiny living things, their roles in the world, and the ways they can improve our lives. Tune in to talk to a Microbiologist (Tiny Living Thing Scientist) at Iowa State and even build your own microbe!

Provided by Iowa State--will be available for pick up at your local county 4-H Extension Office or mailed to you.
Tuesday, October 20, 20209-9:45 amWiSE Student PanelHear from WiSE undergraduate students and ask them questions about college, their major, etc.None.
Tuesday, October 20, 202010-10:45 amPaper, Scissors, CodeCome create a JavaScript app that will simulate a Rock, Paper, Scissors game. By the end of the session, you will be able to compete with friends.None.
Tuesday, October 20, 202010-10:45 amFortune Tellers

In this session, you’ll learn how Actuarial Scientists use business knowledge, finance, math, and statistics to predict the probability of future events to minimize risk and financial loss. Hear from professors and undergraduates students about why they love their field and how they use it to help people and organizations. Students will learn about risk, and the concept of “rate-making” used by insurance companies and practice trying it on their own. Sign up to learn how to try to predict the future!

Participants need to provide paper and pencil.
Tuesday, October 20, 202011-11:45 amEngineering, Business, & Manufacturing: A Winning Combination!

Have you ever been frustrated with the process of something, and wondered how you could make it better? Industrial Engineers are leaders in the field of creativity, innovation and efficiency.

Our students and staff will guide you through an interactive tour into what ISU's Industrial Engineering Department offers. Industrial engineers (IEs) work to make a variety of systems more efficient, reliable, safer, and cheaper. IEs have the ability to work in any environment where people and processes join together to develop innovative solutions to global issues.

None.
Tuesday, October 20, 202012-12:45pmTriviaOpportunity to participate in an optional trivia game via Kahoot!Kahoot app on an electronic device.
Tuesday, October 20, 20201-1:45pmRoving on the Moon NASA's Roving on the Moon activity will guide you through building self-propelled rovers out of cardboard, pencils, rubber bands, and Life Saver candies!Provided by Iowa State--will be available for pick up at your local county 4-H Extension Office or mailed to you. 
Tuesday, October 20, 20201-1:45pmThe Aliens in Your EyebrowsAn exploration of the tiny creatures in our world and yes, even the ones that live in our eyebrows. We will learn about many different tiny living things, their roles in the world, and the ways they can improve our lives. Tune in to talk to a Microbiologist (Tiny Living Thing Scientist) at Iowa State and even build your own microbe!Provided by Iowa State--will be available for pick up at your local county 4-H Extension Office or mailed to you.
Tuesday, October 20, 20202-2:45pmAdmissions Virtual tourJoin current Iowa State students on a virtual tour of Iowa State! Learn about academics, traditions, and their own student experiences as a CycloneNone.
Tuesday, October 20, 20203-3:45pmIntegrating Computer Science in 6-12 Classrooms (adult session)Computer science concepts are used in nearly every industry, and are fun for students! How can you use computer science to increase engagement in your classroom and enhance what you're already doing? We will go through a brief background of what computer science is and isn't, to get on the same page. Then teachers will explore how to engage all learners in non-computer science classes through hands-on experience, and leave with ideas on how to integrate computer science concepts into their classrooms.None.
Wednesday, October 21, 20209-9:45 amKeynote Speaker: Jamie CorneliusJamie will provide three different keynote sessions throughout the week to inspire and motivate. None.
Wednesday, October 21, 202010-10:45 amSay WATT

Do you wonder how you can impact the world with manufacturing? Join us at Vermeer Corporation to learn about the many opportunities available!

You will learn how your body is a conductor of electricity and how engineers at Vermeer create electrical circuits to run our equipment.

None.
Wednesday, October 21, 202010-10:45 amBurglary at the STEAM MuseumOh no! The night before the Grand Opening, the newly curated exhibit, Hall of Great Women in STEAM, has been burgled! We need your help finding their artifacts the museum opens. Do this and you'll unlock a sneak peek at a future Great Woman in STEM!

Participants need to provide 5 pieces of paper, pen/pencil, scissors, and tape (any kind)

Iowa State will also provide materials available for pick up at your local county 4-H Extension Office or mailed to you. 

Wednesday, October 21, 202011-11:45 amBreaking the secret pirate code: cryptography 101Cryptography is the art of writing and solving secret codes, enabling and breaking secure communication between different parties. Quantum physics is fundamentally changing the way we communicate and process information. In this session, you will get introduced into cryptography, how to break codes and how the laws of physics provide ultimate security to transmitting information. In a fun hands-on activity, you will help rescue a captured boat of marine scientists from Iowa State by breaking the secret pirate code.Participants will need to view/print worksheet. (Link will be available closer to date.)
Wednesday, October 21, 202011-11:45 amStop Aquatic Hitchhikers: Working with Aquatic Invasive SpeciesAquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten Iowa's waters and the animals and plants that live in them. This session will explore what makes a species invasive, highlight some of the AIS that are in Iowa and the impacts they are having on our waters, and describe the activities of staff working with AIS. A hands-on activity will have participants deciding whether specific species are native, nonnative, and/or invasive.Participants need to provide paper and pencil.
Wednesday, October 21, 202012-12:45pmTriviaTest your trivia knowledge! Students are able to virtually play trivia with other students through Kahoot.Kahoot app on an electronic device.
Wednesday, October 21, 20201-1:45pmBugs and BladesLearn about the impact pests have on homes and crop fields. Develop your skills in identifying insects, diseases, and weeds. Explore what can be done to prevent pest damage.Provided by Iowa State--will be available for pick up at your local county 4-H Extension Office or mailed to you. 
Wednesday, October 21, 20201-1:45pmEngineering, Business, & Manufacturing: A Winning Combination!

Have you ever been frustrated with the process of something, and wondered how you could make it better? Industrial Engineers are leaders in the field of creativity, innovation, and efficiency.

Our students and staff will guide you through an interactive tour of what ISU's Industrial Engineering Department offers. Industrial engineers (IEs) work to make a variety of systems more efficient, reliable, safer, and cheaper. IEs have the ability to work in any environment where people and processes join together to develop innovative solutions to global issues.

None.
Wednesday, October 21, 20202-2:45pmConsider It Solved - A Product Design WorkshopEngineers solve problems. In this session, you'll learn how to think like an engineer and use the design process to solve an everyday problem.None.
Wednesday, October 21, 20202-2:45pmExploring Opportunities in Construction

Meet women who hold various careers in the construction industry and learn what they do and what different careers are in construction.   Construction is not just about hammers and nails. You will see a demonstration of 3D computer models of building and other software that is used in the construction industry. 

None.
Wednesday, October 21, 20203-3:45pmChart your Adventure with Global Resource SystemsTake your interest in stem fields and learn how you can work with others to address global issues. Discover how choices you make in Iowa impact people around the world and efforts to manage resources more sustainably.None.
Wednesday, October 21, 20203-3:45pmA Day in the Life of a Bioinformatics ResearcherJoin your local ISU bioinformaticians and learn how we combine “wet” experiments with “dry” computational methods in our day-to-day lives.None.
Thursday, October 22, 20209-9:45 amUndergraduate Keynote Speaker: Jamie SampsonJamie will share her experiences as an undergraduate student in a STEM major.None.
Thursday, October 22, 202010-10:45 amAdmissions Virtual tourJoin current Iowa State students on a virtual tour of Iowa State! Learn about academics, traditions, and their own student experiences as a CycloneNone.
Thursday, October 22, 202010-10:45 amFortune Tellers

In this session, you’ll learn how Actuarial Scientists use business knowledge, finance, math, and statistics to predict the probability of future events to minimize risk and financial loss. Hear from professors and undergraduates students about why they love their field and how they use it to help people and organizations. Students will learn about risk, and the concept of “rate-making” used by insurance companies and practice trying it on their own. Sign up to learn how to try to predict the future!

Participants need to provide paper and pencil.
Thursday, October 22, 202011-11:45 amEngineering, Business, & Manufacturing: A Winning Combination!

Have you ever been frustrated with the process of something, and wondered how you could make it better? Industrial Engineers are leaders in the field of creativity, innovation, and efficiency.

Our students and staff will guide you through an interactive tour of what ISU's Industrial Engineering Department offers. Industrial engineers (IEs) work to make a variety of systems more efficient, reliable, safer, and cheaper. IEs have the ability to work in any environment where people and processes join together to develop innovative solutions to global issues.

None.
Thursday, October 22, 202011-11:45 amChart your Adventure with Global Resource SystemsTake your interest in stem fields and learn how you can work with others to address global issues. Discover how choices you make in Iowa impact people around the world and efforts to manage resources more sustainably.None.
Thursday, October 22, 202012-12:45pmTriviaTest your trivia knowledge! Students are able to virtually play trivia with other students through Kahoot.Kahoot app on an electronic device.
Thursday, October 22, 20201-1:45pmPaper, Scissors, CodeCreate a JavaScript app that will simulate a Rock, Paper, Scissors game. By the end of the session, you will be able to compete with friends.None.
Thursday, October 22, 20201-1:45p.m.Jobs of the Future

What will future jobs look like? Learn about the Industry 4.0 movement and how technology is changing jobs. Hear from a Pella Corporation engineer about understanding the manufacturing industry and how a STEM education will help you be prepared for future jobs.

None.
Thursday, October 22, 20202-2:45pmSay WATT

Do you wonder how you can impact the world with manufacturing? Join us at Vermeer Corporation to learn about the many opportunities available!

You will learn how your body is a conductor of electricity and how engineers at Vermeer create electrical circuits to run our equipment.

None.
Thursday, October 22, 20203-3:45pmRoving on the Moon NASA's Roving on the Moon activity will guide you through building self-propelled rovers out of cardboard, pencils, rubber bands, and Life Saver candies!

Participants provide scissors and tape (any kind.)

Iowa State will also provide materials that will be available for pick up at your local county 4-H Extension Office or mailed to you.

Thursday, October 22, 20203-3:45pmIntegrating Computer Science in 6-12 Classrooms (session for teachers, if you'll offer that this year)Computer science concepts are used in nearly every industry, and are fun for students! How can you use computer science to increase engagement in your classroom and enhance what you're already doing? We will go through a brief background of what computer science is and isn't, to get on the same page. Then teachers will explore how to engage all learners in non-computer science classes through hands-on experience, and leave with ideas on how to integrate computer science concepts into their classrooms.None.
Friday, October 23, 20209-9:45 amKeynote Speaker: Jamie CorneliusJamie will provide three different keynote sessions throughout the week to inspire and motivate. None.
Friday, October 23, 202010-10:45 amEngineering, Business, & Manufacturing: A Winning Combination!

Have you ever been frustrated with the process of something, and wondered how you could make it better? Industrial Engineers are leaders in the field of creativity, innovation, and efficiency.

Our students and staff will guide you through an interactive tour of what ISU's Industrial Engineering Department offers. Industrial engineers (IEs) work to make a variety of systems more efficient, reliable, safer, and cheaper. IEs have the ability to work in any environment where people and processes join together to develop innovative solutions to global issues.

None.
Friday, October 23, 202010-10:45 amFortune Tellers

In this session, you’ll learn how Actuarial Scientists use business knowledge, finance, math, and statistics to predict the probability of future events to minimize risk and financial loss. Hear from professors and undergraduates students about why they love their field and how they use it to help people and organizations. Students will learn about risk, and the concept of “rate-making” used by insurance companies and practice trying it on their own. Sign up to learn how to try to predict the future!

Participants need to provide paper and pencil.
Friday, October 23, 202011-11:45 amConsider It Solved - A Product Design WorkshopEngineers solve problems. In this session, you'll learn how to think like an engineer and use the design process to solve an everyday problem.None.
Friday, October 23, 202011-11:45 amA Day in the Life of a Bioinformatics ResearcherJoin your local ISU bioinformaticians and learn how we combine “wet” experiments with “dry” computational methods in our day-to-day lives.None.
Friday, October 23, 202012-12:45pmTriviaTest your trivia knowledge! Students are able to virtually play trivia with other students through Kahoot.Kahoot app on an electronic device.
Friday, October 23, 20201-1:45pmExploring Opportunities in ConstructionMeet women who hold various careers in the construction industry and learn what they do and what different careers are in construction.   Construction is not just about hammers and nails. You will see a demonstration of 3D computer models of building and other software that is used in the construction industry. None.
Friday, October 23, 20201-1:45pmBreaking the secret pirate code: cryptography 101Cryptography is the art of writing and solving secret codes, enabling and breaking secure communication between different parties. Quantum physics is fundamentally changing the way we communicate and process information. In this session, you will get introduced into cryptography, how to break codes, and how the laws of physics provide ultimate security to transmitting the information. In a fun hands-on activity, you will help rescue a captured boat of marine scientists from Iowa State by breaking the secret pirate code.Participants will need to view/print worksheet. (Link will be available closer to date.)
Friday, October 23, 20202-2:45pmBurglary at the STEAM MuseumOh no! The night before the Grand Opening, the newly curated exhibit, Hall of Great Women in STEAM, has been burgled! We need your help finding their artifacts the museum opens. Do this and you'll unlock a sneak peek at a future Great Woman in STEM!

Participants need to provide 5 pieces of paper, pen/pencil, scissors, and tape (any kind)

Iowa State will also provide materials available for pick up at your local county 4-H Extension Office or mailed to you.

Friday, October 23, 20202-2:45pmEngineering the FutureDuring this session, we will dive into the world of Software Engineering! Your company's cup stacking machine has broken and your team must rewrite the code for your new robot. Using “robot programming vocabulary” you and your team will have to write down a code that someone else can use to build a cup pyramid without talking to them.Provided by Iowa State--will be available for pick up at your local county 4-H Extension Office or mailed to you.
Friday, October 23, 20203-3:45pmCoding with Digital WomenDigital Women will be going through some introductory code with Python and showing how to program a small game. No previous experience or software is needed!None.
Friday, October 23, 20203-3:45pmChart your Adventure with Global Resource SystemsTake your interest in stem fields and learn how you can work with others to address global issues. Discover how choices you make in Iowa impact people around the world and efforts to manage resources more sustainably.None.
Saturday, October 24, 20209-9:45 am Keynote Speaker: Jocelyn JacksonJocelyn is a recent graduate from Iowa State and will share her STEM experiences. None.
Saturday, October 24, 202010-10:45 amVisualizing the Blocks of LifeDNA and proteins are essential for life, but this importance also enables them to cause disease when things go wrong. An understanding of the behavior of DNA and proteins is key to unlocking the solutions to challenges such as developing targeted medicines for diseases including cancer. Computer-based simulations allow scientists to visualize the behavior of these vital molecules. This provides deeper insight and understanding which catapults new discoveries. During this session, students will build a model of DNA as well as explore computational chemistry and biophysics through interactive webpages.Participants will need to view/print worksheet. (Link will be available closer to date.)
Saturday, October 24, 202010-10:45 amExploring Data MazeWe will talk about ways computer scientists organize data to easily see relationships among different pieces of data. Students will use Google Slides to work in a team to model the data of interest.Access to Google Chrome web browser.
Saturday, October 24, 202011-11:45 amWhat It Means To Be A Materials EngineerWe will be presenting a variety of demonstrations about materials and their properties as well as the experiences of materials engineersNone.
Saturday, October 24, 202011-11:45 amFrom Quantum Tic-Tac-Toe to Quantum Computing

What is quantum physics? In this session, participants will learn about quantum physics ideas such as superposition, entanglement, and measurement. Participants will play a game called Quantum TiqTaqToe" via a mobile device and interact with other participants.

None.
Saturday, October 24, 202012-12:45pmTriviaTest your trivia knowledge! Students are able to virtually play trivia with other students through Kahoot.Kahoot app on an electronic device.

 

Go Further Pre-recorded sessions. 

Session links will be available on Monday, October 19, 2020. 

Session TitleSession Description Materials (Provided by Participants)
Drain Game

The student organization Engineering without Borders will explore watersheds through a hands-on experiment. Watersheds are the area of land that drains rainfall into lakes and oceans. During our experiment, we will break down different categories of items that end up in bodies of water and why this happens. Civil and environmental engineers work with these types of problems.

Participants need to provide 2 sheets of paper, 6 different colored pens, 1 spray bottle, 6 inches of tape, 2 sheets of paper towels.
Bioinformatics in Real Life Action

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field involving Biology, Statistics, and Computer Science. Participants will learn how Statistics and Computer Science are used to solve biological questions.

None.
Website Poetry

Learn how HTML and CSS to create your own webpage of poetry.

Digital handout. (Link provided closer to date.)
Women in RocketryParticipants will hear from members of the ISU Rocketry Club. Learn about the Aerospace industry and college student experiences in STEM majors at Iowa State.

None.

Build the Tallest Tower

Members of the American Society of Civil Engineers student organization will discuss what Civil Engineering is and how it impacts everyday life. This includes building and designing roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, damns, and water supply systems. Participants will have the opportunity to build a tall tower out of spaghetti noodles and marshmallows.

Participants need to provide 10 uncooked spaghetti noodles and 6 marshmallows. 
Careers in Meteorology 

The American Society of Meteorologist student organization will give an overview of what meteorology is, courses required in college for a Meteorology major, and possible career paths.  

None.