Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Saturday February 10, 2018

  • Girls in Science Festival
  • 11:00 AM 
  • Interested in learning more about science, technology, engineering and math? Girls and families of all ages are invited to SCI's Girls in Science Festival to explore a variety of careers in the "STEM Zones" and connect with female role models and mentors. Attendees also will be able to register for workshops conducted by scientists. 

    The Girls in Science Festival is presented by Flint Hills Resources. Festival is included with SCI general admission.

    Exhibitors:

    • National Weather Service
    • FTC 9974 - T.H.O.R.
    • FRC #3928 Team Neutrino
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • Cyclone Space Mining Club
    • Iowa State University - Agricultural Meteorology
    • BCB Graduate Student Organization. Iowa State University
    • Blank Park Zoo
    • Neuroscience Interdepartmental Graduate Program/Society for Neuroscience Ames Chapter/Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization
    • DMACC Urban
    • Fourth + Court Hy-Vee
    • ISU Geology Graduate Student Organization
    • Material Advantage- Iowa State
    • Metro Waste Authority
    • Hometown Heritage
    • Iowa Public Television
    • Dow-DuPont
    • Vermeer Women in Manufacturing
    • Iowa LEGO Users Group
    • The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
    • Ames Laboratory of the US DOE
    • Eurofins
    • Flint Hills Resources
    • Women in Science and Engineering Student Role Models
    • Lambda Kappa Sigma
    • Just The Cats, FIRST LEGO League
    • The STEMATICS, FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics, Johnston Community School District
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • Kemin Industries
    • Iowa State University
    • Microsoft
    • FRC Team 4646 ASAP

    Workshops

    Workshops are limited to 15 participants.

    11:00-11:45 am

    • All About the Genes (Grades 4-6)
      Work alongside USDA scientists on a DNA extraction and take a look at the building blocks of life. Build your lab skills by measuring and observing, and learn about the biological processes that make it work!
    • Science Says: Let's Code (Grades 1-3)
      How do computers know what to do? Try out some Simon Says-like codes as we explore how people can communicate with robots and other technology.

    1:00-1:45 pm

    • Makey Make This! (Grades 4-6)
      Use the makey makeys to invent your own game or program! Do a quick dive into conductors, insulators and basic code. Connect these elements to awesome careers you may have never even heard of!

    • All About the Genes (Grades 1-3)
      Work alongside USDA scientists on a DNA extraction and take a look at the building blocks of life. Build your lab skills by measuring and observing, and learn about the biological processes that make it work!

    2:00-2:45 pm

    • Science Says: Let's Code (Grades 1-3)
      How do computers know what to do? Try out some Simon Says-like codes as we explore how people can communicate with robots and other technology.

    • Get Energized: Biofuel Edition (Grades 4-6)
      What is a biofuel and how is it made? Try some hands-on experiments alongside some wonderful chemical engineer mentors from Flint Hills Resources and learn all about this source of energy.

    3:00-3:45 pm

    • Density Column Experiment (Grades 1-3)
      Work alongside Kemin scientists and run a hands-on experiment to explore the property of density. During this workshop we will use various household liquids and solids to create a colorful column. So be ready to engage, think, and create like scientists!    

    • Makey Make This! (Grades 4-6)
      Use themakeymakeys to invent your own game or program! Do a quick dive into conductors, insulatorsand basic code. Connect these elements to awesome careers you may have never even heard of!

     

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