Spring 2021 Live Sessions

 

Sessions with materials provided by Iowa State will be mailed to the address on your registration form. You must register by Friday, March 26 in order to guarantee materials are delivered on time. 

 

Go Further Live Session Schedule: Tuesday, April 6-Thursday, April 8, 2021

*All session times are in CDT

 

 

 

 


 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Time Session Title Session DescriptionMaterials
9-9:55 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.

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10-10:55 am

Stop Aquatic Hitchhiker! Working with Aquatic Invasive Specie

 

 

 

 

 

Catapulting into the Future: Innovating Efficiency

Aquatic invasive species have harmful impacts on Iowa’s water quality, wildlife, recreation, and economy. This session will include an activity on identifying native versus invasive species, the identification, distribution, and impacts of some aquatic invasive species found in Iowa (e.g., Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra mussels, bighead and silver carp), and work being done by Iowa Department of Natural Resources staff to prevent, monitor, and control these species.

 

Create an at-home catapult in the mind of an Industrial Engineer(IE) by making your catapult more efficient, reliable, safer, and cost-effective.If you've ever been frustrated with the process of something and wondered how you could make it better, our activity can show you how to do that from the perspective of an IE.Industrial Engineers are leaders in the field of creativity, innovation, and efficiency.IEs have the ability to work in any environment where people and processes join together to develop innovative solutions to global issues.

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Provided by Iowa State*

10-11:25 am App Development - Rock Paper Scissors Application Development using HTML and Java Script creating a game to play Rock Paper Scissors.

-Apple users will need TextEdit

-Non-Apple users will need Notepad

-Chromebook user will need one of the following: Notepad, Caret, Writebox

11-11:55 amBuild The Tallest TowerFirst we'll discuss what civil engineering is and how impactful this type of engineering is to people in their everyday life. Then we'll go over each aspect/area in civil engineering. Finally, students will then be able to build towers out of spaghetti noodles and marshmallows to see who can build the tallest tower using the design processProvided by Iowa State*

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Beauty and the Yeast: How Bread WorksHave you ever wondered why bread can be so fluffy? Tune into Beauty and the Yeast as we do a hands on demo to show how yeast works to make bread. We will explain the science behind what is happening inside bread. We will also explore other topics and applications of metabolism and biochemistry.Participants will need to provide ¼ cup warm water. Additional materials will also be provided by Iowa State.* 
12:35-12:55 pmTriviaTest your trivia knowledge! Students are able to virtually play trivia with other students through Kahoot.Kahoot on an electronic device.
1-1:55 pmTransformational Medicine: CRISPR TechnologyThe CRISPR-Cas system is an adaptive immune system found in bacteria that helps defend against viruses and is widely used by scientists. Join this session to learn how CRISPR is already being used for scientific research and how the technology has the potential to enable us to not only treat but also prevent many diseases.None.
1-1:55 pmConsider It Solved- A Product Design WorkshopLet's learn how the product design process works! We'll provide a problem statement and as a group work through the steps to come up a new product idea to solve it.None.
2-2:55 pmWild About Native BeesMost people know that bees are important pollinators, but did you know that native bees are different than honey bees! Learn about the diversity of bees, why they are important, and how we can support healthy populations of bees.None.
2-2:55 pmThe Greenhouse Gas EffectDiscover the effect that greenhouse gases have on the Earth's atmosphere and how they contribute to climate change. Experiment with chemical reactions that produce carbon dioxide and demonstrate how greenhouse gases drive global warming.None.
4-4:55 pmCharting your Adventure with Global Resource SystemsStudents will discuss how STEM fields collaborate to address global issues, Solve case studies to address issues, and compare resource systems in different parts of the globe.None.
4-4:55 pmModern Cryptography: break the secret pirate codeCryptography is the art of writing and solving secret codes, enabling and breaking secure communication between different parties. In this session, you will learn about modern cryptography, how to break codes and how fundamental laws of physics can provide ultimate security for the transmission of 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.Provided by Iowa State*
5-5:55 pmAn Adventure in CodingJoin us in this session to learn the beginnings of Python programming. You will get to build a personalized game. No prior coding experience is necessary – we will teach you everything you need to know!None.
*Materials will be mailed to the address entered on your registration form.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Time Session Title Session DescriptionMaterials
9-9:55 am Keynote Speaker: Jamie Cornelius Jamie's experience as a woman in STEM leadership has been filled with potholes and speedbumps.  However, understanding societal norms and selective filters helped unlock her potential.  We will dip into Jamie's background, and she'll let you into her secret weapons against fear and failure.  None.
10-10:55 am Catapulting into the Future: Innovating Efficiency Create an at-home catapult in the mind of an Industrial Engineer(IE) by making your catapult more efficient, reliable, safer, and cost-effective.If you've ever been frustrated with the process of something and wondered how you could make it better, our activity can show you how to do that from the perspective of an IE.Industrial Engineers are leaders in the field of creativity, innovation, and efficiency.IEs have the ability to work in any environment where people and processes join together to develop innovative solutions to global issues.Provided by Iowa State*
10-10:55 am Hold the Giraffe! - An insight into prestresssing The Graduate Society of Women Engineers will explore the concepts of prestressed concrete, one of the major advancements in Civil Engineering. The concept is brought to the students with the help of a push-up toy, a giraffe, and other interesting hands-on materials. We also have an international guest joining us in the session, Dr. K. P. Jaya, who is a Professor of Structural Engineering at Anna University, India. Dr. Jaya will share her experience of being in the field and stories from her career.None.
10-11:25 amInventSTEM - Solar LightReverse engineer a solar light! We will explore concepts such as systems thinking, design thinking, and the engineering design process as we analyze the solar light before, during, and after taking it apart.Provided by Iowa State*
11-11:55 amTransformational Medicine: CRISPR TechnologyThe CRISPR-Cas system is an adaptive immune system found in bacteria that helps defend against viruses and is widely used by scientists. Join this session to learn how CRISPR is already being used for scientific research and how the technology has the potential to enable us to not only treat but also prevent many diseases.None.
11am-12:25 pmMathEquity: WE can do this!Do stereotypes really matter that much? Research shows that they do. The performance of high-achieving female math students on challenging math tests can be impaired by a social-psychological experience known as stereotype threat. This “threat” occurs when a female math student is taking a difficult math test, and the challenges she experiences with it bring to her mind negative stereotypes about female math ability. One important way to address women’s underrepresentation in mathematical pursuits is to create environments without stereotype threat—environments in which females are not concerned about being judged according to negative stereotypes. But how can this be done? Attend this session to find out!None.
12:35-12:55 pmTriviaOpportunity to participate in an optional trivia game via Kahoot!Kahoot on an electronic device.
1-1:55 pmIndustry 4.0 - How the technology you use every day is used in manufacturingDid you know that the technology you use when you Snap Chat, play Pokemon Go or ask Alexa a question is used in business today? Learn how these and other technologies you use every day are used in manufacturing and brainstorm possibilities for the future.Kahoot on an electronic device.
1-1:55 pmRoving on the MoonMembers of the Cardinal Space Mining student organization will explain NASA's Roving on the Moon activity that will guide you through building self-propelled rovers out of cardboard, pencils, rubber bands, and Life Saver candies!Provided by Iowa State*
2-2:55 pmEnergizing ElectricityCome learn about electricity and how it's generated at a nuclear power plantProvided by Iowa State*
2-2:55 pmViruses, Mutations, and Vaccines, Oh My!There are more viruses on Earth than there are stars in the universe. One virus was able to bring humanity to a halt, while that proved to be highly inconvenient fro humankind, the virus was just doing its job, surviving and propagating. Join this session to marvel at remarkable viruses and find out why their biochemistry lets them evolve so fast. How do they mutate quickly and why do we need a flu shot every year against the influenza viruses? We will also be doing analysis on their behavior right from our homes using our computers and learn so much more about the most abundant (non)beings on this planet!None.
4-4:55 pmThe 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*
4-4:55 pmQuantum Tic-Tac-ToeLearn about the weird world of quantum physics while playing a game! Participants will see a brief presentation about quantum mechanics and learn how to play a quantum version of the classic game tic-tac-toe. Students will play the game in groups as a team against the instructors.None.
5-5:55 pmInside the Mind of an EngineerWant to learn about what engineers at Collins Aerospace do? Get a highlight of how industrial, software, and mechanical engineers think through hands on activities around lean manufacturing, computer science, and 3D printing/rapid prototyping. Collins is using innovative solutions to keep pilots and passengers safe, connected, and informed.Provided by Iowa State*
5-5:55 pmModern Cryptography: break the secret pirate codeCryptography is the art of writing and solving secret codes, enabling and breaking secure communication between different parties. In this session, you will learn about modern cryptography, how to break codes and how fundamental laws of physics can provide ultimate security for the transmission of 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.Provided by Iowa State*
*Materials will be mailed to the address entered on your registration form.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time Session Title Session DescriptionMaterials
9-9:55 am Undergraduate Keynote Speaker: Tiara Turner Tiara will share her experiences as an undergraduate student in a STEM major at Iowa State.None.
10-10:55 am Stop Aquatic Hitchhiker! Working with Aquatic Invasive Species Aquatic invasive species have harmful impacts on Iowa’s water quality, wildlife, recreation, and economy. This session will include an activity on identifying native versus invasive species, the identification, distribution, and impacts of some aquatic invasive species found in Iowa (e.g., Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra mussels, bighead and silver carp), and work being done by Iowa Department of Natural Resources staff to prevent, monitor, and control these species.None.
10-10:55 am Wild About Native Bees Most people know that bees are important pollinators, but did you know that native bees are different than honey bees! Learn about the diversity of bees, why they are important, and how we can support healthy populations of bees.None.
10-11:25 amApp Development - Rock Paper ScissorsApplication Development using HTML and Java Script creating a game to play Rock Paper Scissors.

-Apple users will need TextEdit

-Non-Apple users will need Notepad

-Chromebook user will need one of the following: Notepad, Caret, Writebox

11-11:55 amConsider It Solved- A Product Design WorkshopLet's learn how the product design process works! We'll provide a problem statement and as a group work through the steps to come up a new product idea to solve it.None.
12:35-12:55 pmTriviaOpportunity to participate in an optional trivia game via Kahoot!Kahoot on an electronic device.
2-2:55 pmEnergizing ElectricityCome learn about electricity and how it's generated at a nuclear power plantProvided by Iowa State*
2-2:55 pmViruses, Mutations, and Vaccines, Oh My!There are more viruses on Earth than there are stars in the universe. One virus was able to bring humanity to a halt, while that proved to be highly inconvenient fro humankind, the virus was just doing its job, surviving and propagating. Join this session to marvel at remarkable viruses and find out why their biochemistry lets them evolve so fast. How do they mutate quickly and why do we need a flu shot every year against the influenza viruses? We will also be doing analysis on their behavior right from our homes using our computers and learn so much more about the most abundant (non)beings on this planet!None.
4-4:55 pmInside the Mind of an EngineerWant to learn about what engineers at Collins Aerospace do? Get a highlight of how industrial, software, and mechanical engineers think through hands on activities around lean manufacturing, computer science, and 3D printing/rapid prototyping. Collins is using innovative solutions to keep pilots and passengers safe, connected, and informed.Provided by Iowa State*
4-4:55 pmIndustry 4.0 - How the technology you use every day is used in manufacturingDid you know that the technology you use when you Snap Chat, play Pokemon Go or ask Alexa a question is used in business today? Learn how these and other technologies you use every day are used in manufacturing and brainstorm possibilities for the future.Kahoot on an electronic device.
5-5:55 pmCharting your Adventure with Global Resource SystemsStudents will discuss how STEM fields collaborate to address global issues, Solve case studies to address issues, and compare resource systems in different parts of the globe.None.
5-5:55 pmVisualizing 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.Provided by Iowa State*
*Materials will be mailed to the address entered on your registration form.