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Session Time  
Registration: 8:15-9:00  
Opening: 9:00-10:05  
Session 1: 10:15-11:10 Workshop 1
Session 2: 11:20-12:15 Lunch 1/Workshop 2
Session 3: 12:25-1:20 Lunch 2/Workshop 3/Expo 3
Session 4: 1:30-2:25 Workshop 4/Expo 4
Session 5: 2:35-3:30 Workshop 5/Expo 5
Session 6: 3:40-4:35 Workshop 6/Expo 6
Closing & Checkout 4:45-5:00  

Girls MUST schedule the following*: (No exceptions, please!)

  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Expo
  •  4 Workshops 
  • 1 T-shirt size

*Registrations without a lunch or expo session scheduled will be assigned a session and you may lose your favorite workshop. Please be sure to fill your schedule as listed above so you are not disappointed; changes cannot be made.

You MUST provide a password for dismissal.

Passwords are used for the safety of your daughter; girls will not be released to any adult who does not provide the password at pick up. Please enter this password in the "OTHER" field on your registration-the system does not directly ask you for “Password”.

When you register on-line, you will be able to see immediately if workshops have openings and know what you are enrolled in. If registering by paper, registrations and workshops will be entered on a first-come basis and you will not have the ability to see immediately what workshops are still available. For this reason, we ask that you register on-line if possible. Due to many factors such as last minute cancellations, unforeseen circumstances, etc., girls do not receive confirmations of workshops until the day of the event when they will receive their schedules.

There are many reasons why we need to add on more workshops within the first couple of weeks once registration opens and this is why we offer such a great discount for early registration. We cannot switch girls out of workshops once they have signed up for any reason; please schedule carefully.

Offered Workshop Details:
 

Best of Both Worlds: Art Careers in STEM Fields

For those interested in both art and STEM, discover careers where you don't have to choose just one! Learn about exciting ways illustration, photography, and sculpture hold specific roles in STEM with Studio Videnda, and choose one of three activities to explore a career hands-on. 
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1(full), 4(full)

Bristle Bot Bonanza

Make a mini robot for a mega race! Join Algonquin High School Robotics FRC Team 1100 and learn about robots, FIRST, and what it's like to be a women in STEM!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1(full), 5(full) 

Building Rockets to Return to the Moon

After celebrating 50 years since the first human missions to land on the Moon, NASA has set its sights on returning to the moon by 2024-this time to stay! This work will bring new knowledge and opportunities that will eventually enable human exploration of Mars. First learn abbout the upcoming NASA missions and challenges of next-generation lunar missions. Then, design an air-powered rocket that can hit a distant target! 
Gr 4-5 5-8
Max 15
Session 1, 6

Campus Tour

Have you ever been on a college campus before? Wondered what it would be like to live there? Current WPI students will take you on a walking tour of the campus. You'll get to see academic buildings, classrooms, the library, a residence hall, the dining hall, our Sports & Recreation Center, and the Campus Center. Your tour guides will talk about their experiences as WPI students, and you'll be able to ask them questions about what it is really like to be a college student!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 30
Session 1, 2, 3

Cantilever Challenge

Create the best cantilever or structural beam out of popsicle sticks, rubber bands and miscellaneous objects with the University of Connecticut Society of Women Engineers. The one that can hold the most weight wins candy!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1(full), 2

Career Exploration

This is your chance to meet women in fascinating STEM fields, find out why they chose their particular field and what it takes to get there! With small groups, you'll have plenty of time for questions and answers and really find out what it takes to get where you want to go!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 45
Session 3, 4, 5, 6

CSI: More Than Meets the Eye

What is CSI? Take what you think you know and shelve it! Come and see what it's actually about. Learn about the fascinating careers in Crime Scene Investigation from current and former memberse of the Massachusetts State Police and participate in hands-on activities in collecting and processing evidence.
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1(full), 2(full), 4(full)

Cybersafety: Safe Use of Technology

Learn to protect yourself online with the District Attorney Early's Office! Learn all about cyberbullying prevention, how to protect your digital footprint and about emerging and existing technology. You can apply what you learn towards the NEW Cyberbullying Badges (not included). Be sure to stop by their table in the Expo Hall too.
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 30
Session 1, 2, 

Design a Roof Rainwater Capture System

In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, we need to design buildings that use less energy and conserve water. And we need innovative thinkers to help us design them!  The Hitchcock Center for the Environment will help you propose a design, build a model, and test your prototype of a building that saves energy by collecting and storing rainwater for consumption by the building's inhabitants. Come with an open mind, ready to brainstorm, design and build!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1(full), 2(full), 4(full), 5(full), 6(full)

Energy in the Water

How can water be used to do work? You'll attempt to answer this question with Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook by first identifying the forms of energy in water. Then apply your knowledge of energy to design and build a device that uses water to do the work!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1, 2

Expo Hall

Hands-on, interactive, informative and yes- SUPER FUN -  Expo Hall is wall-to-wall STEM excitement! The hall has robots, Giant Games, experiments, demonstrations, raffles and so much more! All girls MUST pick only one Expo session.
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 150
Session 3, 4, 5, 6 

Fascinated by Fossils

Curious observant people, just like you, noticed fossils and contributed to our ever-changing understanding of life on Planet Earth. Use a mini-version of Holyoke's Dinosaur Footprints Reservation to estimate the track makers' height and speed. Examine a detailed map to infer what they were doing some 200 million years ago! Discover your inner paleontologist (a person who studies fossils). Use clues from photos and demonstrations to understand what it takes to become a fossil and where they are most likely found. You'll even make your own "fossil" to take home with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 3(full), 4(full)

Flower Power! Learning in Nature's Classroom

Learn how to use your senses to engage with the natural world through games, experiments, and investigations. Learn about careers in outdoor education and how to make the most of nature's classroom with Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 4(full), 5(full), 6(full)

Force and Magnetism

Explore ideas of balanced and unbalanced forces while working with and learning about magnetic forces with The Discovery Museums. You'll construct an original moving toy of your own design that uses the force of magnetism to operate.
Gr 4-5
Max 20
Session 4(full), 5(full)

Forensic Science is Fun: Let's Dust for Fingerprints!

Compare how well fingerprints are collected from different materials that are commonly found at crime scenes with the Delta Delta Epsilon Alpha Eta Chapter from Bay Path University! You'll even get to try your hand and lifting prints from different materials.
Gr 6-8
Max 20
Session 3(full), 4(full), 

Get Fizzy With It!

Come to this workshop to learn the science behind a bath bomb with UMass Amherst Association for Women in Science and mix your very own to take home and enjoy!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 3(full)

Landing Astronauts on the Moon

What does it take to safely land astronauts on the Moon? In this hands-on design challenge, you'll first learn about the upcoming NASA missions and challenges of next-generation lunar missions. Then, you'll create a platform that can safely cushion "astronauts" when they land on a table near you!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 15
Session 3

Light Up The Sky

The science of light, color, and the electromagnetic spectrum! Exciting sequential activities for reflection, refraction, difraction, color filtering and finishing off with a laser dance party with Q Scientific. Take home a pair of Rainbow Glasses!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Lunch

An all-you-can eat lunch in the college dining hall with more choices than you will ever imagine! Options available for all diets, diet restrictions and likes! "Clean" kitchen and seating area also available. All girls MUST pick EITHER Lunch in Session 2 or Session 3

Make Your Own Toy Story

Ever wondered what makes a great toy? What skills do you need to come up with the next great thing? Learn how new toys are engineered and then try your hand at creating the next hit toy!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 3, 4(full), 5(full), 6(full)

Mind Games with Science: Think, Learn & Have Fun!

Learn more about how you think by participating in games which illustrate our strengths and weaknesses as we sense, perceive, think, learn, remember, make decisions, respond and multi-task during Mind Games With Science and Education by Entertainment. IMPORTANT: this workshop is photographed for a slideshow during the program which is then shared with the participants following the program; by registering for this workshop all participants agree to have their photo taken for the purpose of the slideshow only.
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1(full), 2(full), 5(full), 6(full)

Physical Changes of Matter

Experiment with dry ice and liquid nitrogen with The Discover Museum as we investigate the physical properties of solids, liquids, and gases. Shatter flowers and rubber bands, use a banana as a hammer, and shrink a metal ball in just seconds. You will work in stations that will allow you to work directly with dry ice and discover just how amazing science can be!
Gr 6-8
Max 20
Session 1(full), 2(full),

Pitch Your Passion

Join UMass Extension 4-H YDP CS teens to "Pitch Your Passion" and learn how to create a PSA using Scratch, a computer program in one of WPI's computer labs.
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20 (hard cap)
Session 1, 2, 4, 5(full), 6(full) 

Plantapalooza!

Join UMass Amherst Association for Women in Science to make your own succulent major jar that you can take home and learn about the life cycle of plants!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 2(full)

Polymers All Around Us

Explore the world of polymers around us and their applications in our every day lives through interactive chemistry demonstrations and discussions. We'll then do some hands-on demonstrations about polymer physics with the University of Massachusetts Amherst Polymer Science and Engineering Department!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 5, 6(full)

Programming Your FIRST Robot

Learn to program your first robot using LEGO NXT with Burncoat Robotics. You'll learn how to make a robot drive and then use this skill to draw shapes as you drive! 
Gr 4-8
Max 15
Session 1, 2, 4, 5, 6(full)

Robotic Hand

Create a prosthetic hand model from straws, wood and string with the University of Connecticut Society of Women Engineers and move then move the hands as though they are puppets!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 4, 5(full)

Roving on the Surface of the Moon

When astronauts return to the Moon in 2024, they'll need vehicles to get around! In this hands-on design challenge, you'll first learn about the upcoming NASA missions and challenges of next-generation lunar missions. Then, you'll build a rubber band powered rover that can scramble across the room!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 15
Session 5

Science at Sea

Learn all about the science that oceanographers do while at sea! Try on a "gumby suit", practice ship safety, measure the the chemistry of real ocean water, look at an touch real ocean animals, and work with real scientific tools with Woods Hole Oceanography Institute Broader Impacts Group. 
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Shipwrecked!: STEM Solutions

You've been shipwrecked, but have no fear-you have the power of STEM! Working with a team, you'll use your STEM skills to design, construct, and test a prototype solution to get your shipmates to safety. This workshop is led by two Douglas Middle School teachers who will also share some pretty STEMazing opportunities they have had in their careers. Learn how you can use STEM to make a difference!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1(full), 3(full), 5(full)

Suit Up for Space

It's all about space in David Clark Co., Inc.'s workshop! Try on a spacesuit, sample space food that astronauts would eat, play space games and even build a land rover.
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1(full), 2(full), 4(full), 5,(full) 6(full)

The Digital Landscape: Video Content, Social Media, and the Art of Storytelling

Learn through hands on techniques how you can improve the way you tell stories through digital media. Video editing, mixed with social media can bring projects to life, entrepreneurs' dreams to realization, and of course, create some really cool content. Learn from HEARD Strategy & Storytelling some helpful tips and tricks to make your video and social media pop!
Gr 6-8
Max 20
Session 1(full), 2, 4(full), 5(full), 6(full)

Understanding Phenology

What is phenology? Phenology is the study of cyclic phenomena, and an important ecological concept. Join the National Ecological Observatory Network (Battelle) to learn its importance with hands-on activities.
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1

Veterinary/Engineering Challenge

Learn what veterinarians do and how they need the help of engineers to do it. Then you'll  answer the challenge as Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University asks you to design a device to help diagnose what is wrong with a sick dog. 
Gr 6-8
Max 20

Session 1(full), 2, 3

What You See is Not Always What You Get

How do we see things and how does this affect what we perceive? Join Quinsigamond Community College to learn how we can see more or less than is really there!
Gr 4-5 6-8
Max 20
Session 1