2016 ASTRONAUT LACY VEACH DAY OF DISCOVERY
INSPIRING, EXPLORING, DISCOVERING, VOYAGING, AND LEARNING
|Saturday's Schedule and Descriptions of the Workshops|
|7:45-8:45 a.m.||Registration (Dillingham Hall)|
|8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Interactive displays (see the list) in the Mamiya Science Center Courtyard (see the map)|
|9:10-9:55 a.m.||Opening general assembly with keynote speakers from the Hōkūlea Worldwide Voyage: Starr Johnson [+ Read Bio] and Kaniela Lyman-Mersereau [+ Read Bio] (Dillingham Hall)|
|10:10-11:10 a.m.||Workshop Session I (Mamiya Science Center classrooms)|
|11:20-12:20 p.m.||Workshop Session II (Mamiya Science Center classrooms)|
|12:20-1:05 p.m.||Lunch (bring your own lunch and drink or purchase on campus)|
|1:15-2:15 p.m.||General assembly with the aio VEX IQ Robotics qualifying tournament final matches and awards [+ Read More] (Dillingham Hall)|
|2:15-3:00 p.m.||Mystery of Light! with Roger Kwok, Leeward Community College (Dillingham Hall)|
We've listed this year's 17 workshops below. You may also see an "easy to print" page (pdf file) showing the day's schedule and all the workshop descriptions, by clicking >> here.
WORKSHOP 2016_01 Mystery and Intrigue—The Wide World of Electricity
Randy China and the Hawaiian Electric team (Hawaiian Electric, Energy Solutions Engineering Division)
» Learn some exciting aspects of electricity. Build a battery storage experiment that should impress your friends, family and teachers. As always, no previous experience necessary; just bring your eagerness to participate and learn. In fact, you may be able to teach our engineers something new.
WORKSHOP 2016_02 Problem Solving with Science
Roger Kwok, Leeward Community College
» Learn how to apply critical thinking and knowledge through science to solve common everyday problems. Learn some simple strategies to tackle problems through puzzles and fun examples.
WORKSHOP 2016_03 Leaning Tower of Honolulu
Kim Strong, Hawaii State Elementary Science Olympiad
» Build a tower using a variety of materials. Which team can build the tallest tower that is able to stand alone and withstand weight without falling over?
WORKSHOP 2016_04 Eyes of Discovery (with Cow Eye Dissection)
Neal Atebara, MD, FACS, Hawaii Academy of Science
» Human eyes are marvels of complexity and beauty. Without them, ancient Polynesians could not have navigated the vast Pacific by starlight, and today's astronauts could not explore space. Learn the intricacies of how the human eye works, then dissect a cow eye and study its anatomy.
WORKSHOP 2016_05 Squid Dissection: Marvelous Mollusks
Vincent Growe, Living Art Marine Center
» Dissect a squid and learn about the internal and external anatomy of this marvelous mollusk.
WORKSHOP 2016_06 Chain Reactions: Fun with Kinetic Energy
Charles Souza, Ryan Saito, Elemental Minds STEM Enrichment Program
» Use the engineering design process to explore and learn about kinetic energy. Use everyday materials, including sticks and cups, to create chain reactions that are sure to entertain and amaze.
WORKSHOP 2016_07 Bristlebot Racers
Kalani Robotics Team #3008 and Bryan Silver, coach, Kalani High School
» Construct a Bristlebot, a fun, exciting robot made of a vibrating cell phone motor and a toothbrush head. Design and construct a Bristlebot to go the fastest in a straight line, and compete with other Bristlebots for bragging rights.
WORKSHOP 2016_08 Wires + Chips + Software = Collaborative Art
Paul Fetherland, InSynergy Engineering, Reid Sasaki, Jonathan Straley, Jason Forester, Michele Higa, Stan Shimoda, Bill Carreira, Lance Kimura, Michelle Muraoka
» Assemble a simple electronic circuit that works autonomously and see it working as part of a software-driven "system." Take away the electronic circuits to build your own systems. Learn how simple "off-the-internet" software can be used to develop a 3D art sculpture. Of course, art is in the eyes of the beholder or a picture is worth a thousand words? Bring your imagination and curiosity with you—no experience necessary.
WORKSHOP 2016_09 littleBits Workshop: Self-driving Line Follower Challenge
Ginette Alipio, Rowan Drowns, Bree Turner, Andrew Turner, Little Oha Bitty Bytes, littleBits Honolulu Chapter
» Design and engineer a simple self-driving, line follower Bot using littleBits. Create a simple circuit using littleBits, and create a "smart Bot" that can drive itself along a path!
WORKSHOP 2016_10 I C U! U C ME! (Think the movie, AVATAR)
James Redmond, Joe Laszlo, Hawaii Science Teachers Association
» How does your eye work? How is picture light changed so that you can recognize it? What are photons? How are they related to light and electrons? How is light created? What causes colors? How do colors of light compare with colors of pigments? What parts of the eye deal with black and white and colors? Build and take tools to answer these questions.
WORKSHOP 2016_11 Water-powered Bottle Rockets
Punahou Faculty, Punahou School
» Make a bottle rocket and apply Newton's Laws and launch your water powered "shuttle" into orbit in this sure-to-be "explosive" activity.
WORKSHOP 2016_12 Looking at Hawaii with a View from Space
Amber Imai-Hong, HawaiiView, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), Linda Martel, HIGP, University of Hawaii, Mānoa
» Be the eyes of a satellite as a Landsat satellite analyst and engineer in this challenge to learn why we look at Earth from space, how satellite images are made, Earth science of Hawaii, and how to track changes to our landscape over time.
WORKSHOP 2016_13 Dash and Dot Robots
Peter Park, Sacred Hearts Academy
» Meet Dash and Dot! Learn how to program them with Blockly drag-and-drop programming language to do a challenge and make it play the xylophone!
WORKSHOP 2016_14 Drones in Hawaii
Ryan Salcido, Aaron Begle, Chance Trent, Amy Bentz, Hawaii Drone Academy and Hawaii Drone Club
» Learn the basics of drones, how to properly fly them in a safe and responsible manner, and the growing use of drones for commercial purposes.
WORKSHOP 2016_15 Feather Fall Parachute Deployment
Mark Lindsay, Iolani School, Bryan Silver, Kalani High School, NASA Academy
» Design and build a parachute to play our simulation to safely and accurately land in a hostile environment to get much needed equipment to our stranded astronauts. "Bragging rights" for best aim and slowest descent. Learn about aerodynamics, free fall, and air resistance forces.
WORKSHOP 2016_16 Balloon Rockets
Renee Kaneshiro, James Ro, Liane Tanigawa, Barber's Point and Hookele Elementary Schools
» Experience the engineering design process and apply the concepts of Newton's laws of motion. Design and build a simple rocket that transports cargo to the finish line.
WORKSHOP 2016_17 Play With Your Food: Edible Chemistry
William Bow, Maryknoll School MX STEM
» Chemistry is all around us...especially in the foods we love to eat. Learn about how some of your favorite foods are made using fundamental principles of chemistry. Experiment with us and eat your results to appreciate science in a whole new way!
Workshop assignments will be based upon your selections and space availability.
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Updated October 31, 2016.