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STEM Events 2016

Questions about any event? Email the STEM Coordinator or call 240.395.0601

STEM Workshops at Makerspace
September 17, 2016 | 1:30 PM-6:30PM
STEM Shack at Camp Snyder | Haymarket, VA
We have workshops for everyone – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts and Varsity Scouts. Join us at the inaugural day of NCAC’s new makerspace, receive the special Sally’s STEM Shack patch, and build a creation to take home.
Register here:

WATERWHEEL: Cub Scouts & siblings
1:30 PM – 3 PM
Learn the physics of levers (while working on requirements for Nova Swing), experiment with velocity of waterwheels, then build a  working wooden waterwheel (7.5″ diameter) in our woodshop to take home and experiment with further. Fee: $25/youth


WATERWHEEL: Boy Scouts, Venturers
3:30PM – 5:15 PM
Learn the physics of simple machines (while working on requirements for Nova Whoosh & the Engineering Merit Badge), experiment with velocity of waterwheels, then build a wooden waterwheel to take home (1.5′ diameter and larger). Fee: $29/youth*

CIRCUITS & ELECTRONICS: Cub Scouts & siblings
4 PM – 5 PM
In this lab we will introduce circuitry, and work primarily with littleBits. Once familiar with the littleBits circuitry challenges, cubs will compete to drive mini ROVs, and then wrap up the session with asteroid mapping (requirement of Out of this World Nova).  Fee: $18/youth

HYDRAULIC ROBOTICS: Cub Scouts & siblings
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
In this lab, cubs will interact with hydraulic systems – notably hydraulic robotic arms and claws. Cubs will work on Nova Swing as they design and build their own hydraulic robotic claw. Bears will also earn requirements 1, 3 & 4 of their Robotics elective.
Fee: $18/youth


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Cub Scout STEM Family Camping

September 24-25, 2016 | 12PM (Sat) – 9AM (Sun)
The NCAC STEM Program is planning an exciting day of Rockets, Robotics, Small Circuits and more! After a fun day of discovery Scouts and their families will gather for an evening campfire program and then camp overnight. Don’t miss it! Registration is here.

Tech Talk! Thursdays at Microsoft Tysons
September 8, 2016 | 6:15PM – 8:15PM
Tech Talk! Tuesdays at Microsoft Montgomery
September 13, 2016 | 6:15PM – 8:15PM
Microsoft has worked with Boy Scouts of America to design curriculae that meet Cub Scout advancement requirements. Cubs will earn requirements 3-5 of the Tech Talk! Nova Award. Register here.

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U.S. D.O.E. and E.I.A Scout Day
November 5, 2016 | 9AM –  1PM
The annual Nuclear Science and Energy Scout Day is just around the corner! The event will be held at the U.S. D.O.E. building in DC and is a program for Boy Scouts to work on either their Nuclear Science or Energy Merit Badge with some pre-work. Although the event is free, registration is required due to limited capacity. Registration will go live on Monday, Sept 26 at 4:30 PM from this link:
EIA 2013 Scout photo#4
Volunteer Call: Are you a Nuclear Science or Energy Merit Badge Counselor or SME? We would love your help on this day! Email if able to volunteer.