STEM Saturdays continue this fall

(09-22-2014)

adrianna mendoza at a stem saturday in spring 2014

Adrianna Mendoza makes slime in a STEM Saturday last spring.

As part of Adams State University and Title V STEM's ongoing efforts to influence student success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Programs, STEM Saturdays continue this fall.

These free interactive sessions are open to the public and will stimulate the imagination and curiosity of students. Topics range across the spectrum, including biology, robotics, earth science, chemistry, computer science and mathematics. All sessions are designed with specific grade-level, developmentally appropriate lessons in mind.

Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon. Reservations are required as enrollment is limited.

September 27
The Chemistry of Cooking
Dr. Chris Adam, assistant professor of chemistry,
grades 6-7;
enrollment cap is 12.

October 11
Creating and Controlling Lego Robots
Dr. Matt Nehring, chair of the chemistry, computer science and mathematics department,
grades 4-6;
enrollment cap is 14.

October 25
Programming HAO Humanoid Robots
George Sellman, assistant professor of computer science,
grades 6-12;
enrollment cap is 12.

November 8
Investigations in Natural Selection and Adaptation
Dr. Kristy Duran, assistant professor of biology, and SACNAS,
grades 7-8;
enrollment cap is 14.

November 22
My Atom Just Fell Apart: Observing Radioactive Decay
Dr. Chris Adam, assistant professor of chemistry,
grades 7-8;
enrollment cap is 12.

December 6
Forensic Chemistry – Fingerprints and Fires
Dr. Renee Beeton, associate professor of chemistry,
grades 6-8;
enrollment is 14.

Registration is required. Once registered, participants will receive the location of session and any other pertinent information. Only parent/guardian authorized registrations will be accepted. Session registrations are limited to 2 sessions per student. No cost to participants.

For more information or a reservation form, contact Cindy Bervig, STEM outreach coordinator, at 719-587-7586 or cbervig@adams.edu. Registration forms are also available at STEM.