2010 NSF GK-12 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
STEMapalooza is a two-day exploration to showcase science, technology, engineering, and math initiatives in the state of Colorado. The free event provides an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to dive into hands-on, "minds-on" activities that included robotics, gaming, rocketry, staging and film production. For businesses and organizations, STEMapalooza also provides an ideal setting for industry leaders to network, engage policy-makers in discussion, and learn more about the latest STEM initiatives throughout Colorado. The 2010 event is anticipating over 15,000 attendees.
GK-12 Participation at STEMapalooza
All GK-12 fellows and projects are invited to participate at the GK-12 booth for STEMapalooza by providing an inquiry-based STEM activity. As STEMapalooza is concurrent with the GK-12 Regional Conference, the GK-12 booth will be manned by several GK-12 projects on a time-slot basis in order to allow everyone to participate in both the event and the conference. Time-slots are 1 to 2 hours in length, beginning at 9am and ending at 4pm. Fellows (individual or project teams) are asked to email the UCD Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up for a time slot to demonstrate an inquiry-based activity. Please list your top 3 times you would like.
The booth is 10'x20' and will have two 8' long tables provided for projects to present inquiry-based activities at. In past years, UCD GK-12 Fellows have demonstrated activities including: Rubik's cube challenge, aerodynamics, emulsification, instant insanity, magic card tricks, graph theory nets, roll-of-a-dice probability, and invisible lemon ink. Electricity is available for a fee.