NC Science Festival at UNC Charlotte
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Sunday, 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).
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 in grades 6 through 8. Advance registration is required, including $5 per person fee for lunch, and all children (18 and under) must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
Drone Avionics Workshop (Co-hosted by Charlotte Latin School)
Saturday, April 6, 9am - 3pm
Woodward Hall and various campus locations
A workshop for students in grades 5-8 introducing 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 have programmed. 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.
Computer Programming for Girls
Saturday April 27, 9am - 11:30am
An introductory workshop in computer coding, specifically designed for girls between the ages of 8 and 11. 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.
The Colors of Chemistry Interactive Workshop
Saturday, April 13, 9am - 3pm
Saturday, April 20, 9am - 3pm
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 person fee for lunch, and all children (18 and under) must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
Note: All links for workshop registration will be posted 9 am on February 22. Please register promptly because all workshops have limited space available.