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Forensics Friday at the Maryland Science Center

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 22, 2014
The Drug Enforcement Administration offered our Scouts and leaders scholarships to attend the Forensics Friday Event on August 15, 2014 at the Maryland Science Center. Crime Lab investigators, Federal agents, and local and state police were on hand demonstrating the latest in technologies that help them do their jobs. This video is of a F6A robot out front of the Maryland Science Center. 

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Science Center Camp-in

Posted By Jacklyn Duff, Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The Maryland Science Center is offering Camp-in events for members of youth organizations. This is not a BSA sponsored event, but it could be a great opportunity to have fun learning about STEM.

"Camp-In combines an indoor, overnight adventure with exciting, interactive science education. Camp-In includes IMAX and Planetarium shows, three hands-on science workshops, time to explore many of the museum’s interactive exhibits, and limited time to shop in the store. Camp-In also includes an evening snack, a light breakfast, and a participation patch. Check-In begins at 5:15 PM and the program ends after IMAX in the morning at 9:00 AM."

For more information visit: Maryland Science Center

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MITRE Scouting Engineering Day Information

Posted By Jacklyn Duff, Thursday, April 03, 2014

 

2014 MITRE Scout Engineering Day
Scout Engineering Day check-in starts at 7:30 am, April 5, 2014 at the McLean campus. See the building maps below. Visitors please park in the East Parking Lot and proceed to the Conference Center entrance.

If you are only participating in an afternoon session, you may arrive by 12:30 for registration and lunch (1 PM if you want to skip lunch).

 

Please arrive promptly at 7:30 to check in.

8:30 is Opening Ceremony

AM Classes are 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Lunch is from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Afternoon registration is from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

PM Classes are 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Reminders for Scouts: Be Prepared!

·         Class ‘A’ Uniform is required

·         Please ensure your Scoutmaster approves your attendance with a signed blue card

·         Vegetarian lunch options are available. Those with other food considerations such as allergies should bring lunch

 

Event Operations Center - Contact information

Event Operations Center (571) 926-0451

MITRE Security Center (703) 983-6024

 

 

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Volunteering Science Festival Webinar

Posted By Jacklyn Duff, Monday, March 31, 2014
There will be a webinar training tonight at 7PM for anyone who has or wants to volunteer for the USA Science and Engineering Festival. The information is below. The session will be recorded and posted at a later date on the ncacbsa.org/stem website.

1. Please join my meeting.
2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.
United States: +1 (267) 507-0017
Access Code: 564-973-989
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
Meeting ID:564-973-989

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STEM Events

Posted By Jacklyn Duff, Friday, March 21, 2014
MITRE Scout Engineering Day Registration is coming to a close. There are only a few slots left. Registration closes when they are full or Monday March 24th at midnight, whichever comes first.
Please register at: http://www.ncacbsa.org/event/MITRESED

NCAC is still in need of adult and youth volunteers to help us run our booth at the nation's largest STEM Expo. Please sign up at: http://www.ncacbsa.org/event/USAScienceFestival

Have a wonderful weekend!

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MITRE Scout Engineering Day Registration

Posted By Jacklyn Duff, Monday, March 03, 2014
MITRE Scout Engineering Day registration will be open to the public at 7 P.M. on Wednesday March 5th.

A link to registration will be posted on http://www.ncacbsa.org/?page=MITRESED and ncacbsa.org/stem and in the council calendar.

Prior to Wednesday night, please review this catalog. It contains information about the day of the event, the sessions being offered, how to register, and the prerequisites for the merit badges. Session fill up quickly, so please review the catalog to assist in a quick registration.If you have any questions, please e-mail stem@ncacbsa.org.

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What is color?

Posted By Jacklyn Duff, Friday, February 14, 2014

What is a flame?

 

Actor Allan Alda asked this question to his science teacher, who simply replied "oxidation." He has always been a curious person, and answers like this were never satisfying. He, along with Stony Brook University, have been running a competition. They are challenging scientists and engineers to communicate concepts more simply. Scientists submit their explanation and a panel of scientists reviews it for accuracy. Next is the true hurdle, it is judged by 11 year old students for understandably and enjoyment.

 

The first question posed was "what is a flame." The winner made an animation depicting the various aspects of a flame using boxing lego blocks. Last year scientists were asked to explain time. This year's challenge is to explain what color is.

 

For more information about the challenge or to see previous winners click here.

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Department of Energy STEM Event

Posted By Jacklyn Duff, Friday, February 07, 2014

STEM organizations are all around us and growing. 

This week we had the pleasure of attending a STEM event held by the Department of Energy. There are many wonderful organizations and resources available to Scouts in the area. This post will highlight a few of the ones we learned about.

 

The Real World Design Challenge

This is an annual high school engineering challenge that gives students the experience of designing solutions to existing real world problems. Participating teams receive $1 million of engineering software for modeling their solutions. This year's challenge is called Precision Agriculture, which focuses on using unmanned aircraft systems to assist in reducing food shortage in the future. Click here for more information.

 

Patent Office

The Patent Office wants to help all inventors no matter what their age. They work closely with FIRST robotics in order to assist any teams that create ideas capable of being patented. Click here for a link to their kids section of their website.

 

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy has several competitions including Solar Decathlon, Wind Competitions, Clean Energy Plan, EcoCars, and Geothermal Energy. There are many activities such as building a solar pizza box oven or creating energy action checklists. Click here for more information. 

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White House State of STEM and Camp Snyder Event

Posted By Jacklyn Duff, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The White House will be delivering its State of STEM address tomorrow morning at 10AM. The latest class of astronaut candidates along with the media and students from the DC area will be in attendance. After the address, students will be allowed to ask questions. There will also be footage from the International Space Station.

The event will be streamed live on NASATV. Click for more information.

 

A new event is posted for Camp Snyder. On March 1st, scouts will learn how to program Lego robots to navigate a course. Download the flyer for more information. Registration is now open.

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Student Science Competitions

Posted By Jacklyn Duff, Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Two of the largest Science Fairs are looking for you and your ideas. If you listen to the stories behind most science fair entries, there was something in their every day life that they wanted to fix. This ranges from their dog missing them when they were on vacation or not hearing music is a noisy classroom to trying to protect their town from a hurricane or their family from a disease.

 

If you come up with an idea and enter one of these contests, besides coming up with an great invention and learning a lot about math and science, you can also win some really nice prizes. You could win $25,000 or $50,000. Some prizes include all expense paid trip around the world to see amazing things like Lego Headquarters, CERN (particle collider), the Galapagos Islands, Google Headquarters or Costa Rica. One inventor will even get to job shadow a 3M engineer for a summer.

 

Even if you do not win any prizes, it will be an experience you never forget.

 

The Google Science Fair is accepting ideas. You can enter as an individual or as a team. Youth ages 13-18 can apply. Some of the previous finalist include helping those with hearing loss listen to music, anit-flu medicine, a battery-free flashlight, bio-plastics from a banana, and new signalling system for emergency vehicles.

 

There is also the 3M Young Scientist Competition for grades 5-8. The winner of last year's competition created a new kind of "sand bag" to save towns from hurricanes. Some of the finalists included a machine that allows you to talk to and feed your pet while you are away and better indoor cook stoves.

 

If you have not come up with any ideas for this year. Keep thinking about them so you can apply for next year's competitions.

 

Get parents permission before entering any competitions.

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