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NC Science Festival at UNC Charlotte

2019 Events

NC Science Festival Workshops at UNC Charlotte

(Parents: please note that all  K-12 workshops require the attendance of a parent or designated responsible adult, as required by university rules. In the case of the Lego Robotics events, we do not allow the registration of multiple children with a single adult (as the classes are divided by age group) without prior agreement from the university – email jbhathaw@uncc.edu for approval. All other workshops can accommodate small groups of children (2-5) with a single attending adult. Adults must be present at all times.)

 

LEGO Robotics Workshops (4)

Saturday, April 6,  9am - 4pm

Sunday, April 7,  9am - 4pm

Saturday, April 20,  9am - 4pm

Saturday, April 27,  9am - 4pm

 

EPIC Building Labs

Day-long workshops 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 per person registration fee (to cover lunch costs). Click here to register.

The Sunday, April 7 workshop is FULL for GRADES 3-7. Space is still available in this workshop for children in grades 8-12.  All other LEGO workshops are still open.

 

Teen Cyberskills Workshop

Ethical Hacking and Game Development

Saturday, April 13, 9am - 3pm

 

140 Woodward Hall

With an eye to what’s hot AND entertaining right now in information technology, UNC Charlotte’s student cyber club is offering a special workshop for middle schoolers interested in getting an introduction to two different cyber fields – security and game design. This hands-on event will be split into two sessions – a morning of “ethical hacking” and an afternoon of learning game development basics. Registration limited to children ages 11-14.  Advance registration is required, including $5 per child fee for lunch, and all children (18 and under) must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Workshop is full. To be added to the waiting list, email your name and the names and ages of children you would like to register to jbhathaw@uncc.edu.

 

 

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

Saturday, April 6, 9am - 3pm

 

Woodward Hall and various campus locations

A workshop for children ages 10-14, being co-hosted by the engineering faculty of Charlotte Latin School, designed to introducing the principle of flight, drone programming, operation and design. Students will practice flight simulation, learn drone programming using a model system and work in teams to create and fly sophisticated drone “swarms.” Advance registration is required, including $5 per child fee for lunch, and all children (18 and under) must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Workshop is full. To be added to the waiting list, email your name and the names and ages of children you would like to register to jbhathaw@uncc.edu.

 

 

Computer Programming for Girls

Saturday April 27, 9am - 11:30am

 

Woodward Hall

An introductory workshop in computer coding, specifically designed forgirls between the ages of 11 and 14. This engaging session is designed to show girls that programming is creative and fun -- learning how to program gives you the means to create, and to make the world a better place. During this interactive class, participants will learn how to write code with immediate visual feedback and to become part of an online community. Advance registration is required, including $5 per child fee (workshop includes light refreshments). All children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Parents are encouraged to attend a parallel session, which will show them basic programming and discuss how to help their children to learn more at home. Click here to register.

 

 

The Colors of Chemistry Interactive Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 9am - 3pm

Saturday, April 20, 9am - 3pm

 

Burson Hall

Spend the day as a scientist with the Department of Chemistry at UNC Charlotte by participating in our workshop. 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! Suggested age range (7 – 14). Advance registration is required, including $5 per child fee for lunch, and all children (18 and under) must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Workshop is full. To be added to the waiting list, email your name and the names and ages of children you would like to register to jbhathaw@uncc.edu.