Other Events

 

NC Science Festival at UNC Charlotte

2017 Events

 


 

Workshops:

 

LEGO Robotics Workshops (2)  

​Saturday, April 8,  9 AM - 3 PM

Sunday, April 9,  9 AM - 3 PM

EPIC Building Labs

A workshop (repeated Sunday), offering kids in grades 3-12 the opportunity to learn introductory robotics skills with expert guidance.  Designed for children with little or no prior robotics experience. Participants will design, build and program robot creations using LEGO MindStorms building kits and customized software in small, multi-instructor staffed, age-appropriate classes. Advance registration is required. A parent or responsible adult is required to attend with each child and there is a $5/person registration fee (to cover lunch costs). Link for Workshop.

This workshop is full. If you would like to be on a waiting list in case of cancellations, email jbhathaw@uncc.edu and ask to be added to the list. Please include the number of spots you are requesting.

 

DIY Hydroponics Workshop

April 8, 9 AM - 3PM

UNC Charlotte Greenhouses

  

Horticulture the way the pros do it for fun and profit. A practical day-long workshop for adults and children (grades 3-12) in constructing low-cost hydroponic equipment and in operating a hydroponic garden. Instruction on how hydroponics works, including DIY construction, plant sciences and hydroponic horticulture by the staff of UNC Charlotte’s Botanical Gardens. Advance registration is required, including $5/person fee for lunch, and all children (18 and under) must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Link for workshop.  

This workshop is full. If you would like to be on a waiting list in case of cancellations, email jbhathaw@uncc.edu and ask to be added to the list. Please include the number of spots you are requesting.

 

Drone Avionics Workshop (Co-hosted by Charlotte Latin School).  

Saturday, April 15, 9 AM - 3 PM

Various campus locations

Charlotte Latin School and UNC Charlotte presents a workshop for students in grades 7-9 on the principles of flight, drone programming, operation and design. Students will practice flight simulation, learn drone programming using a model system and operate a drone that they've designed. Cost is $5.00 per student (to cover lunch). All participants under 18 years of age must have an accompanying parent or designated adult (groups of up to 3 per adult permitted). Link for workshop.

This workshop is full. If you would like to be on a waiting list in case of cancellations, email jbhathaw@uncc.edu and ask to be added to the list. Please include the number of spots you are requesting.

 
 
 
The Colors of Chemistry Interactive Workshop 

Saturday, April 15, 9 AM – 3 PM

Burson Hall

  

Spend the day as a scientist with the Department of Chemistry at UNC Charlotte by participating in our workshop entitled “The Colors of Chemistry” from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 15th. Learn about dyes, pigments, and other colorful chemicals by making your own chromatic concoctions. This workshop will enable you to let loose your scientific creativity with bright tie-dye and lather printing experiments! Participants will also have the opportunity to watch exciting demonstrations while learning about atoms, polymers, and how we use these materials daily! For children ages 7 – 14. Advance registration is required, including $5 per student fee for lunch. All participants under 18 years of age must have an accompanying parent or designated adult (groups of up to 3 per adult permitted). Link for workshop.

 

 This workshop is full. If you would like to be on a waiting list in case of cancellations, email jbhathaw@uncc.edu and ask to be added to the list. Please include the number of spots you are requesting.