The September UNI STEM Chat session will begin with introductions and sharing of upcoming STEM events and opportunities across campus. Following the September topic will be changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title Programs affecting STEM: Opportunities and Challenges. We will specifically discuss the changes to Title II & Title IV. The Chats are open to all. Bring your lunch and network with other faculty and staff.
UNI will host the 129th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science. More than 150 poster and oral presentations from undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in science and engineering will be presented at the conference.Registration (pre or on-site) is required except for the three general sessions, which are free and open to the public.
Bring your creativity and watch your ideas come to life! You will create exciting art and design projects by developing skills in 3D modeling and printing. Learn all about 3D modeling and design, reverse engineering, and additive manufacturing (3D Printing). Experience printing in plastic and sand and pour a casting of one of your own designs in UNI's foundry. Tour local companies and hear from guest speakers about how they use 3D printing. You will head home with your custom designs! Registration is required.
Build your own fighting sumo robot in just one week! Design, build, program, and test your own mini-sumo robot then challenge fellow campers to a match of power and wits in the sumo ring (like Japanese Sumo wrestlers). Can your robot expel all challengers while holding its ground? Everyone will exit the ring and the week with new design and programming skills,knowledge of autonomous vehicle robotics and their own robot to take home. Registration Required.
Get your game on! Campers will explore the server side of online gaming through Minecraft and Steam-based game servers. Deploy and manage (and play!) a multiplayer game server on a cloud-based service. Tackle network setup, server configuration, security constraints, and game customization through modules (‘mods), plug-ins and extensions. Registration is required.
This camp is designed by UNI Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) faculty to inspire talented middle school students and build a foundation for understanding energy, power generation, renewable energy sources, science, engineering, and technology. Spend the week at the UNI Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) facility exploring energy sources, especially renewable energy. Get your hands on EET lab equipment (including solar panels, wind tunnel, and turbine) to investigate circuits, generators and motors. Once you’ve got the basics of energy down, you will work in teams with LEGO Renewable Energy Kits to solve a series of challenges. Registration is required.
Campers will form teams to design and build Lego EV3 robots. Team members will work together programming their robots to solve a variety of simulated problems. For boys and girls with no previous experience through beginner level robotics and programming experience. This camp will build programming, design and problem solving skills in an exciting and fun environment. Registration is required.
Campers will form teams to design and build Lego EV3 robots. Team members will work together programming their robots to solve a variety of simulated problems. For girls with no previous experience through beginner level robotics and programming experience, this camp will build programming, design and problem solving skills in an exciting and fun environment. Registration is required.
Camp MultiMedia is a week-long summer camp that offers middle-school-aged campers the opportunity to become creators, and not just consumers, of digital media. For almost a decade, CMM has introduced campers to innovative technology that is already related to their interests as consumers of media. Importantly, while campers acquire notable technological skills (in programming or software use or hardware modification) they are also given instruction to apply aesthetic principles to the artifacts that they design. This year’s specializations include: 3-D Modeling and Printing, Video Game Design, Advanced Video Game Design (Minecraft & Raspberry Pi) & Photo and Video for Social Media. Registration is required.
Explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the understanding of magic. This camp is designed for 4-12 grade students who have communication disorders, learning disabilities or are considered at-risk/low literacy learners. Students will be assigned to teams of similar aged peers. Activities include demonstrations of magic (discrepant events) that piques the campers’ curiosity and on-campus field trips such as visiting the botanical center. Magic activities will be demonstrated followed by counselors leading campers through steps to be able to explain and demonstrate the magic and the STEM concepts to others. Magic and field trip activities will utilize reading, writing and theater to retain information learned. On Friday, campers will demonstrate their favorite activities and explain how they work to their families. Registration is required.