Saturday, November 3, 2012
UMKC Student Union
Event number unlimited
Meet the Science Mentor Day allows students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to meet area scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians to discuss science fair projects. Students learn about the connection between science and everyday life. They visit with science mentors one-on-one, attend workshops on the “how to’s” of projects, and visit displays to chat with scientists, engineers, and technologists about their workplace investigations/research. Register free online or download a registration form to return by mail.
Saturdays from October thru March
Union Stations Extreme Screen
No registration required
These seminars are for students in grades 8-12, their parents and teachers, and the public. Career scientists, engineers and technologists present these seminars on hot topics in science. Students learn about real KC science firsthand from those involved and hear what scientists do on the job. Presenters hold a Q&A session after each seminar. These seminars are free. Download a schedule of seminars.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Science City at Union Station
Event limited to 440
Young women in grades 6-8 enjoy an evening of hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Professional women from science and math-related fields facilitate workshops and serve as role models while explaining their work challenges and achievements. The conference features a woman keynote speaker. Registration fee is $5.00. Online registration and payment is not available for this event. Download the registration form. Please mail your check in with your completed registration. Registration deadline is January 11, 2013.
February 16th and March 2nd
Event limited to 50
The EYH Expansion Program gives young women an extended opportunity to explore the science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers in hands-on workshops. The participants work in small groups in one of four career fields to explore a specific career in greater depth with a female mentor. The young women do experiments that mimic the actual work of the mentor and create take-home items produced in the workshops. The young women may register when they register for the EYH Conference or later after the conference. The Expansion Program will be open enrollment so EYH attendees can bring a friend.
Expansion Career Choices:
1) Exploring the Human Body. Explore the major systems of the human body and dissect an animal specimen. Experience hands on and relate the specimen dissection with the human body. Tammy Welchert, University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Biological Sciences.
2) Colorful Engineering. How do dyes stick to fabric? How do circuits light up? How do computers think? Find out by making tie-dye shirts, creating glow cards, and playing some fun games. Engineering can be exciting and colorful. Sunita Gupta, Garmin International.
3) From Dinasour Urine to Today's Clean Water. Look at how humans impact our water quality. Build an edible watershed, conduct pollution tests on creek water and examine organisms that live in the creek. Kate Delehunt, Blue River Watershed Association.
4) Increase your Mind with Computers. Explore how math is related to computer technology and the basics of computer language. Explore fun activities with computers! Anita McKeithen and Cathy Elliott, IBM.
Click here for 2013 EYH Expansion Registration Form.
March 13-16, 2013 (Applications due by 5:00pm, February 15, 2013)
Students in grades 4-12 who love to do science can enter the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair. Students design a project to explore a question of their own choosing and learn problem solving skills to become better critical thinkers. Download the science fair schedule. Online registration and payment is not available for this event. Application fee of $5.00 must be submitted with completed application forms.