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Event: Engineering Camp. Boise State U. April 17

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Student Chapter, is hosting a free, one day engineering camp at Boise State University, Sat., April 17, 2010, for students in grades 7-10. Activities include: • Edible Aquifer • Designer Bridges • Amazing Robotics • Creative Inventions • and more! FREE lunch, snacks and door prizes. Application deadline: April 1.

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Teachers’ Summer: LEGO Institute. Tufts U., August

The week-long Summer LEGO Engineering Institute at Tufts University, August 2-6 or 9-13, is a way for educators grades K-12 to gain knowledge of engineering concepts, LEGO hardware & software, and associated pedagogy/educational theory. Exploration of the LEGO bricks and related theory will primarily be done through participation in hands-on, open-ended design projects. Cost: $600. Application deadline: none stated, but early enrollment encouraged. No new 2011 information provided.

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Webcasts: MESY

MESY (Math, Engineering, Science and You) is a colorful program of New Hampshire Public Television that aims to engage and excite kids, parents, educators, and community leaders about the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

With separate sections devoted to math, engineering, and science, respectively, the MESY website offers videos and PBS programming, activities, links to other websites, and a list of New Hampshire state standards.

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Event: Engineering Open House at UT-Austin

The University of Texas at Austin will host its 11th annual “Explore UT, The Biggest Open House in Texas!” from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 6. More than 50,000 visitors are expected to participate in a day of free activities, performances, demonstrations and lectures. The Cockrell School of Engineering will be hosting a variety of hands-on activities, lectures, and displays. Visitors will see the latest in solar powered vehicles, learn about the reverse engineering of toys, find out how computers really work, and experience biomedical engineering and how engineering is involved in the making of artificial body parts.

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Event: Nanodays at Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC

nanodays_exJoin Museum staff and area scientists at the Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC, March 27, as we celebrate NanoDays 2010: a day of hands-on programs and demonstrations about nanoscale science, engineering and technology. We will feature various science and technology related activities designed to excite, engage and educate people of all ages about the science of the very small.

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Event: Nanodays at Kidsquest, Bellevue, WA

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KidsQuest Children’s Museum joins NanoDays, the nationwide celebration of nanoscale science. Visit between March 30th and April 11th for daily NanoActivities and view things on a microscopic scale, build a molecular model, create a heat sensor with nanocrystals and conduct other fun nanoscale science experiments.

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Event: Nanodays at Asland’s Scienceworks

nanodays_exAshland, Oregon’s Scienceworks joins NanoDays, the nationwide celebration of nanoscale science, March 27 – April 3. Visitors will enjoy a number of nano-related activities at the museum.

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Event: NanoDays at Boston’s Museum of Science

nanodays_exBoston’s Museum of Science joins NanoDays, the nationwide celebration of nanoscale science, from March 27 – April 3, inviting everyone to join in a week of nano-related activities week long, with several special events: jugglers, demonstrations, model building, and live presentations.

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NNIN Nanotech Educational Resources

NNINlogoThe National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) features an educational portal for nanotech resources, products, information and more. Their children’s magazine “Nanooze” includes articles, games, a blog, and its own interactive website. The portal is separated into resources for K-12 students, teachers, undergrads, graduates & professionals and the general community.

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