Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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IN2 2018 Spring FUNshops

 

 

2018 IN2 Spring FUNshops

Girls IN2 STEM – Science
Betty Hart, Program Manager
Sunday February 25, 2018, 1 to 4p
Audience: 6th, 7th and 8th graders, (limit 24, 4 scholarships available)
Fee: $45

Girls IN2 STEM is a teen mentoring program which pairs high school girls with middle school girls for an opportunity to experience the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  For girls new to STEM, our teen mentors provide a fun way to explore unfamiliar subjects and discover new areas of interest.  For girls already interested in STEM, our FUNshops build on existing interests or knowledge. Mentoring experiences encourage and inspire the next generation of female STEM professionals. Speaking of professionals, our STEM Champions are on-site at each event to mentor our girls and provide invaluable career coaching. NOTE:  This FUNshop is geared towards the topic of Science.

Please note you cannot register and apply for a scholarship, you must choose one or the other.

Girls IN2 STEM – Technology
Betty Hart, Program Manager
Sunday March 11, 2018, 1 to 4p
Audience: 6th, 7th and 8th graders, (limit 24, 4 scholarships available)
Fee: $45

Girls IN2 STEM is a teen mentoring program which pairs high school girls with middle school girls for an opportunity to experience the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  For girls new to STEM, our teen mentors provide a fun way to explore unfamiliar subjects and discover new areas of interest.  For girls already interested in STEM, our FUNshops build on existing interests or knowledge. Mentoring experiences encourage and inspire the next generation of female STEM professionals. Speaking of professionals, our STEM Champions are on-site at each event to mentor our girls and provide invaluable career coaching. NOTE:  This FUNshop is geared towards the topic of Technology

Please note you cannot register and apply for a scholarship, you must choose one or the other.

Girls IN2 STEM FUNshop - Engineering/Math
Betty Hart, Program Manager
Sunday April 15, 2018, 1 to 4p
Audience: 6th, 7th and 8th graders, (limit 24, 4 scholarships available)
Fee: $45

Girls IN2 STEM is a teen mentoring program which pairs high school girls with middle school girls for an opportunity to experience the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  For girls new to STEM, our teen mentors provide a fun way to explore unfamiliar subjects and discover new areas of interest.  For girls already interested in STEM, our FUNshops build on existing interests or knowledge. Mentoring experiences encourage and inspire the next generation of female STEM professionals. Speaking of professionals, our STEM Champions are on-site at each event to mentor our girls and provide invaluable career coaching. NOTE:  This FUNshop is geared towards the topic of Engineering/Math.

Please note you cannot register and apply for a scholarship, you must choose one or the other.

Build-a-Pokemon Challenge FUNshop
Dr. Carl Heine, Director of Entrepreneurship/TALENT Program
Saturday April 21, 2018, 10a to 12p
Audience:  6th, 7th and 8th graders (limit 24, 2 scholarships)
Fee: $45

Do you want to be the best like no one ever was? With only 60 minutes and a $100 spending limit, design and build a knock-off Pokemon character that most closely resembles the original. This takes teamwork, reverse engineering, careful planning of steps in production, time management and smart use of funds--all of which builds life-long entrepreneurial skills. #bethebest

Please note you cannot register and apply for a scholarship, you must choose one or the other.

Makerspace FUNshop: Make your own videogame and controller
Erik Swanson, Makerspace Manager
Saturday May 12, 2018, 10a to 12p
Audience:  6th,7th, and 8th graders (limit 12, 1 scholarship)
Fee: $45

Have you ever wanted to make your own videogame? What at first might seem like a colossal task is actually quite possible in a few hours. In this FUNshop we’ll be using the Scratch programming lang24uage to make simple games. But we’re not just making games. You’ll also use the MakeyMakey circuit board to create your own controller interface from things like cardboard or even bananas. Learn total making control over the entire gaming process with Scratch and MakeyMakey.

Please note you cannot register and apply for a scholarship, you must choose one or the other.