Registration 

 Fall registration is closed. Below is the live session schedule for your reference. 

Pre-recorded Sessions (registration not required if only viewing pre-recorded sessions)

Some live sessions require materials that Iowa State will mail directly to you. You must sign up for sessions by Friday, October 9 in order to guarantee 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 CorneliusAs soon as Jamie could walk, she was training to be an engineer.  It wasn't until she had graduated from college with a degree in Chemical Engineering that she figured out what an engineer actually does.  Listen as she describes what it's like to be an engineer. 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--materials will be mailed to the address on your registration form.
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, 202011a-11:45amAll Aboard! Global Travel + TransportationSince the beginning of time, transportation has played a vital role in the growth and development of societies all over the world. Transportation is a tool that we each benefit from that plays an integral part in our everyday lives. Evolving technology has changed the way people move from one place to another. Despite the convenience of automobiles, road safety is an ongoing challenge. Join me as we discover fun facts about our transportation system and explore transportation infrastructure as we travel the globe! Students will participate in interactive games, polls, and Q&A to discuss and connect ideas during the session.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 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--materials will be mailed to the address on your registration form.
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 am The Greenhouse Gas EffectDiscover the effect that greenhouse gases have on the Earth’s atmosphere and how they contribute to climate change. Follow along as presenters experiment with chemical reactions that produce carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and demonstrate how greenhouse gases drive global warming.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--materials will be mailed to the address on your registration form. 
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--materials will be mailed to the address on your registration form.
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.
Wednesday, October 21, 20209-9:45 amKeynote Speaker: Jamie CorneliusWhat if you knew the secret to success?  It's not what you think.  Let's get some grit. 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 that will be 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. 

Worksheet 1

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--materials will be mailed to the address on your registration form. 
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, 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 mailed to you.

Friday, October 23, 20209-9:45 amKeynote Speaker: Jamie CorneliusHappiness is elusive.  Discover three research-proven ways to find happiness that are within your control.  None.
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, 20201-1:45pmBreaking 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. 

Worksheet 1

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 that will be 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--materials will be mailed to the address on your registration form.
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.
Saturday, October 24, 20209-9:45 am Keynote Speaker: Jocelyn Jackson

Jocelyn is the National Chair of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and a recent graduate of Iowa State. Listen as she discusses her STEM journey and changing the face of engineering.

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.

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

Saturday, October 24, 202011-11:45 amWhat It Means To Be A Materials Engineer

What is Materials Engineering? Find out from current students and learn the science behind some awesome demonstrations including melting a penny with a blowtorch and smashing frozen racquetballs!

None.
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.