2016 Afterschool Activities – Thanks Alliant Energy and Zendesk!

Sector67 provides many avenues for students to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  This year we were fortunate enough to be supported by a grant from the Zendesk Neighbor Foundation and the Alliant Energy Foundation to provide instructor time, materials, and equipment.   We support an Afterschool Science Club at O’Keeffe Middle School and a Sector67 Club at Sherman Middle School, these clubs are open to any students at the school and had over 100 participants this year for various activities:

The O’Keeffe club worked on:

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Dry Ice

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Hovercrafts

Super Science Saturday

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Arts and Words Night (demonstrated 3D printers and taught soldering to build a flashlight)

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Cloud Chambers

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3D Printing

Electronics

Liquid Nitrogen (thanks Airgas!)

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Model Rockets

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Field Trip to Sector67

Thanks to Alex, Shira, and Nate for your help too!

The Sherman club covered:

Electronics

3D Printing

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Arduinos

TinkerCAD

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Marble Machines

Field Trip to Sector67

3D Printing for Family Engagement Night:

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Funds were also used in support of our general outreach and high school classes-

At MG21 we helped the students with the selection and construction of a new CNC wood router through an MG21 course and used grant funds to cover some incidentals:

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and we had a blast at Tormach’s open house:

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Saturday Science at The Institutes for Discovery:

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and countless other events in the prior year.

We’d like to acknowledge and thank Zendesk and Alliant Energy for their support of these programs, without their contributions we would be unable to offer these programs for free to the schools and broader community.

 

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