Workshop #1, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

A. E-Textiles

An exploration of hands-on physical computing. Exploring the relationship of software and hardware, you will design and construct a circuit with a microcontroller and program LEDs using the Arduino language to create light patterns and a buzzer to make music. Joseph Chips, MSU Gianforte School of Computing

Sorry, this workshop is full (May 4).

B. Neuroscience of You: Understanding Yourself at a Cellular Level

Learn about how your nervous system connects your body and brain to create your thoughts, behavior, emotions, and personality. Put your knowledge into action with self-care and self-discovery activities, including how a personality test can help you feel connected and how to use mindfulness to change the way your brain is wired. Zariah Tolman, MSU Master of Science in Innovation and Management Program

C. Technology in Your Life

This workshop is repeated in timeslot #2.

Electronic technologies are part of your everyday life. Let’s learn about these electronics and build fun circuits. All the projects will lead to developing a potential solution to a problem. Kayce Williams, MSU Department of Agricultural and Technology Education

D. The Science of Food

This workshop is repeated in timeslot #2.

We’ll put our food under a microscope – literally! We’ll discover minerals and cells that make up our food. And what happens when we cook food? What happens to starch and sugars in our bodies after we eat and when we exercise? Get set for an exciting all-around experience with how food works. Christa Merzdorf, MSU Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology

E. Programming Your Own World

This workshop is repeated in timeslot #3.

Build your own computer programs, games, and electronic controllers. In this workshop, you will learn how to bring your imagination to life using computer programming and electronics! Develop basic coding and circuit building skills. Trevor Vannoy, Siddat Nesar and Kaveen Liyanage, MSU Department of Electrical Engineering

Sorry, this workshop is full (April 21).

FDrawing From Life

In this drawing workshop, you will understand methods of mark making and value to create finished and complete works. We will explore the MSU campus (weather dependent) and draw directly from life. You will have your own sketchbook and pens/pencils to create amazing drawings. Matthew Biasotti, Gallatin High School

Workshop #2, 10:20 to 11:50 a.m.

G. MATLAB and Neuroscience

Our exploration will begin by learning about electroencephalography (EEG) and what it tells us about the brain. All techniques necessary to understand EEG signals will be taught during the workshop-style classes. The study of EEG also encompasses the mathematics of waves and frequencies, an important topic in many fields. Christina Reynolds, Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Neurology

H. Parasympathetic Nervous System Response, Breathing Techniques to Help Manage Emotions

This class will introduce ways to engage the parasympathetic nervous system using the breath and using sound accessing vagul nerve stimulation. Learn how movement, humming and breathing can help stimulate this nerve for better mental health. Jocelyn Larson, MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness

I. Technology in Your Life

This is a repeat of workshop C in timeslot #1.

Electronic technologies are part of your everyday life. Let’s learn about these electronics and build fun circuits. All the projects will lead to developing a potential solution to a problem. Kayce Williams, MSU Department of Agricultural and Technology Education

J. The Science of Food

This is a repeat of workshop D in timeslot #1.

We’ll put our food under a microscope – literally! We’ll discover minerals and cells that make up our food. And what happens when we cook food? What happens to starch and sugars in our bodies after we eat and when we exercise? Get set for an exciting all-around experience with how food works. Christa Merzdorf, MSU Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology

K. Water Quality Explorations in Our Watershed

Come get your feet wet as we investigate and measure water quality in our watershed. Did you know water can breathe, like we do? In this workshop we will measure water productivity and water quality parameters, and capture and identify macro-and micro-organisms to assess our local stream health. Rose Vallorm, MSU Department of Education

L. Ceramics Exploration, Using the Potter’s Wheel     

In this workshop students will be exploring one of the humanities most significant tools, the potter’s wheel. We will cover the basics: cups, bowls, and mugs. Students will be introduced to many influences of contemporary ceramics, with a presentation of a specific artist each day. Matthew Biasotti, Gallatin High School

Sorry, this workshop is full (April 19).

Workshop #3, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.

M. Not Your Average Sign Language Class

Learn American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with your friends while signing stories, songs, and playing fun sign and fingerspelling games! Linda Zupan, MSU Gallatin College

N. Scents and Sweets: Exploring Chemistry and Making Cool Stuff in the Comfort of Your Kitchen

You can make many fun and interesting things in your kitchen, if you know the chemistry. Skilled MSU chemists will show you how to make a variety of things you can eat, wear, or take home, explaining the key chemical principles behind each. Zoe Pratte, MSU Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology

Sorry, this workshop is full (May 4).

O. Outdoor Skills

In this workshop, you will be able to explore nature and build upon outdoor skills that can be utilized for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and more! Mellanie Lerum, Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS)

P. Who Let the Cows Out? Modern Animal Sciences

You will be introduced to animal and range sciences including genetics and animal breeding, nutrition, anatomy and physiology of large animals, animal reproduction, and technology application in studying domestic animals and wildlife. Jennifer Thomson, MSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences

Q. Programming Your Own World

This is a repeat of workshop E in timeslot #1.

Build your own computer programs, games, and electronic controllers. In this workshop, you will learn how to bring your imagination to life using computer programming and electronics! Develop basic coding and circuit building skills. Trevor Vannoy, Siddat Nesar and Kaveen Liyanage, MSU Department of Electrical Engineering

R. Structural Engineering with Concrete and 3D Printing

You will learn how to mix concrete and use a test machine to break it to determine its strength. You will get to design a bridge on a computer using CAD, the bridges will be 3D printed and tested to failure. Flynn Murray, MSU Department of Civil Engineering

Sorry, this workshop is full (May 4).


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