|Young Scientists and Engineers Academy offered|
The School of Engineering and Mines is hosting the Young Scientists and Engineers Academy July 30 to Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-10. YSA is designed to provide hands-on learning experiences in the sciences and engineering for youth in grades 7 through 10.
Youth participants will have the opportunity to enhance their mathematics, science, and technological knowledge through classroom discussion, hands-on laboratory experimentation, computer application and field trips. They will also develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, and build effective teamwork and personal collaborative skills.
Participants will learn about science and engineering concepts and how they apply to everyday life through a variety of activities, including:
• recovering and examining crime scene evidence, such as shoeprints or bite marks.
• hunting for treasures with the use of global positioning system (GPS) tools.
• building sensor-driven lighted electronic devices (LED).
• using mathematics to predict the motion of a roller coaster and of a launched ball.
Off-campus field trips will visit the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Grand Forks, and the Irrigation Water Well and the Turtle River Riparian project near Larimore, N.D.
This program is brought to you in part by the School of Engineering and Mines, Summer Programs and Events Council, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Energy and Environmental Research Center, Forensic Science Program, Women’s Center, Distance Engineering Degree Program, Dakota Science Center, and the Grand Forks Public School Career and Technical Education Program.
YSA will be facilitated by Cheryl Osowski, outreach coordinator of the School of Engineering and Mines.
The program will be held from 8 a.m. to noon daily. Participants can attend either one week of academy activities for a $60 fee or both weeks for a $90 fee. The registration deadline is July 13. To register, call the UND Summer Events Office at 777-0841 or visit the web site for the program brochure and registration form at www.summer.und.edu.
-- Julie Bean, Summer Events Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, email@example.com, 701-777-0441