2017 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.-1:15 p.m.||Interactive displays (see the list) in the Mamiya Science Center Courtyard (see the map)|
|9:00-10:00 a.m.||Opening general assembly with keynote speaker Nainoa Thompson, Polynesian Voyaging Society and the Hōkūlea Worldwide Voyage [+ Read Bio] (Dillingham Hall)|
|10:10-11:10 a.m.||Workshop Session I (Mamiya Science Center classrooms)|
|11:25-12:25 p.m.||Workshop Session II (Mamiya Science Center classrooms)|
|12:25-1:15 p.m.||Lunch (bring your own lunch and drink or purchase on campus)|
|1:25-2:45 p.m.||General assembly with a Musical Tribute, Oceanit's Augmented Reality, and Ace Hardware Science Demonstrations (Dillingham Hall)|
We've listed this year's 18 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 2017_01 Mystery and Intrigue—The Wide World of Electricity
Alvin Kurisu, 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. No previous experience necessary; bring your eagerness to participate and learn.
WORKSHOP 2017_02 Cool Chemistry for Everyone
Roger Kwok, Leeward Community College
» Amuse and amaze your friends with cool chemistry demonstrations and "magic" using common material that will make you the life of the party!
WORKSHOP 2017_03 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 2017_04 Fantastic Fish Dissection
Vincent Growe, Living Art Marine Center
» Dissect a fish, and take a look at all the internal and external body parts. Do you know what a swim bladder, lateral line, or peduncle is for? What adaptations do fish have to survive?
WORKSHOP 2017_05 Vacuum Powered Rockets
Charles Souza, Ryan Saito, Elemental Minds STEM Enrichment Program
» Become an aeronautical engineer for the day! Design a new rocket that will fly the furthest and straightest when launched from our vacuum rocket launcher!
WORKSHOP 2017_06 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.
WORKSHOP 2017_07 Feather Fall Parachute Deployment
Bryan Silver, Kalani High School, NASA Academy
» Design and build a parachute to safely and accurately land in our simulated hostile environment to deliver much needed equipment to our stranded astronauts. Learn about aerodynamics, free fall, and air resistance forces.
WORKSHOP 2017_08 Gelatin Volcanoes, Dikes, and Rift Zones
Scott Rowland, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Mānoa
» Experience how magma migrates within a volcano and learn how it is related to the shape of a volcano and lava flow hazards. Inject magma into the gelatin volcano and see how it reaches the surface.
WORKSHOP 2017_09 Hardware Science Rocket Launcher
Lisa Loo, Melanie Ho, Ace Hardware
» Build your own rocket launcher using everyday supplies from the hardware store. Learn about air pressure and launch angles with this hands-on project kit.
WORKSHOP 2017_10 Space Lander Mission
Renee Kaneshiro, Barbers Point Elementary School, Liane Tanigawa, Hookele Elementary School
» Aliens are coming! Experience the Engineering Design Process and explore shock-absorption and stabilization by designing and constructing a lander to help friendly aliens land safely on Earth.
WORKSHOP 2017_11 Looking at Hawaii with a View from Space
Amber Imai-Hong, HawaiiView, Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, 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 and how satellite images are made.
WORKSHOP 2017_12 AC for Tomorrow
Paul Fetherland, InSynergy Engineering
» Cardboard boxes have an infinite number of fascinating uses. Use ubiquitous corrugated boxes as part of a "pop-up" district cooling system and figure out how to improve on the "design" of our cooling system.
WORKSHOP 2017_13 Ozobots: Navigating the Maze of Life!
Hope Espinda, Campbell Kapolei STEM Resource Teacher
» Design and navigate a path to your future goals by using an Ozobot (miniature robot) and visual codes such as line following + color sensing.
WORKSHOP 2017_14 Hawaii's Anchialine Pools and the Opaeula
Lori Shimoda, Environmental Studies, Chaminade University
» Hawaii's anchialine pools are unique fragile environments. Make an Opaeula micro-habitat to learn the complexities of a sustainable ecosystem.
WORKSHOP 2017_15 Exploring Galaxies
Larry Wiss, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador
» Explore the elements of space that are attracted together by gravity to form galaxies. Observe the differences between galaxies, and build your own spiral galaxy pinwheel.
WORKSHOP 2017_16 Color Mixing Playground
Tyson Kikugawa, Mililani High School
» Discover how you can make thousands of different colors when starting with just a few and how mixing paint (subtraction) is different from mixing light (addition). You may even find a new favorite color!
WORKSHOP 2017_17 You'll Get a Charge Out of This!
Richard Jones, Division of Education, University of Hawaii, West Oahu
» Explore electrostatics and master the force to move objects by the push and pull of electrons. Build your own batteries and wires and create series and parallel circuits.
WORKSHOP 2017_18 Water-Powered Bottle Rockets
Joshua Jackson, Punahou School
» Make and launch your own water-powered "shuttle" (bottle rocket) "into orbit" and apply Newton's laws in this sure-to-be "explosive" activity.
Workshop assignments will be based upon your selections and space availability.
See Registration Form for complete details.
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September 1, 2017. Updated October 6, 2017.