2018 Activities:

Properties of light

Students use polarized materials and other light filters to understand how the materials interact with infrared light.

International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)

Transportation and YOU!

Using model cars, students simulate their interaction in difference scenarios.

Institute of Transportation Engineers 

Solar Energy 

Students use basic computer code commands to instruct others to make s'mores.

Solar Car Club at MSU

Alaska oil pipeline

Students will create an oil (syrup) pipeline out of PVC pipe to transfer oil across the Alaskan terrain.  Focuses on the environmental impact of engineering and how to make solutions efficient so that the environment isn’t negatively affected

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Concrete mixing

Students mix their own batch of coal fly-ash concrete and place it into a mold. This fast-setting concrete allow kids to create a finished product that they can take home.

American Society of Civil Engineers

Design and Planning

Through designing their optimal college apartment of the future, students explore planning and design concepts and how they are used to meet public needs around building design and how that influences building costs.

Association of General Contractors

Air Flow and Transfer

Did you know straws aren't just for drinking? This interactive experience inspires students to challenge air transfer processes and answer questions like: How many straws is too many for good air flow? and How much force is needed to transfer air through varying lengths of straws?

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Electro-chemical fun

Through playing with hydrophobic sand students explore how substances are changed to respond in unique ways to their environment. 

Electro-Chemical Society

Filtering water

Students use a variety of household materials to filter water, increasing understanding in how clean drinking water is created.

Engineers Without Borders

Making ice cream with liquid nitrogen

The cold temperature of liquid nitrogen is used to chill ice cream ingredients and make the tasty treat.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Fun with DNA and bacteria-enriched Juice

Students swish salt water in their mouths to extract some DNA that congeals with the aid of rubbing alcohol, then enjoy some bacteria-enriched juice.  

Society of Biological Engineers

Thermal properties

Students see how a thermal imaging camera works and then use thermal properties to crush an aluminum can.

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Fun with the Chemistry of Materials

Everyone loves a good bouncy ball. Students will mix safe materials together, following a process that creates their own bouncy ball.

Society for Women in Engineering (SWE)

Engineering in K-12

Students experience applied engineering.

Technology Education Club (TechEd Club)