This is a unique STEM opportunity for NCAC’s youth. Hosted by the NCAC STEM Committee, this is a 3-day STEM workshop for girl and boy youth in 4th - 6th grade focused on electronics and introductory coding. In addition, there will be workshops covering a myriad of other, fun STEM activities.
Some of the activities tie up to Nova Awards, and these are listed below:
Program Focus: Participants will use a Raspberry Pi kit to learn how to use introductory programming (Python) to create games, such as the Simon game. Moreover, they will incorporate electronic components into their project, starting with use of an LED matrix, working upto use of an accelerometer to create the space avengers game.
Hands-on Activities also include: littleBits Electronics ♦ Coding ♦
DNA Extraction ♦ Geology ♦ Electroscopes ♦ Ciphers ♦ Raingutter Regatta
Event Requirements and Details:
Uniform: On Tuesday, March 29 all Youth should wear blue. On Wednesday March 30, all Youth should wear yellow.
Food: Please have youth bring a packed lunch each day. Snacks will be provided.
Location: Drop-off and Pick-up is at the Marriott Scout Service Center. The address is: 9190 Rockville Pike | Bethesda, MD 20814.
Hours: The workshops will open at 9:15AM and end at 4PM each day.
Registration Fee: The cost of this 3-day workshop is $195.
Health Forms: Please complete health form A&B (attached by registration page) and submit this on the first day of the workshop.
Tech Talk Nova: will cover all requirements for this Award except for the adventure (req 2)
1-2-3 Go Nova: covers requirements 4-5
Science Everywhere Nova: *tentative, covers requirements 3-5
Down and Dirty Nova: requirement 3
Always welcome and appreciated! Parents, Scouters, non-scouting STEM enthusiasts, youth volunteers (you may earn Student Service Learning hours) please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to volunteer during one of these workshops or another STEM event!