The U of M EYH 2013 workshop list includes:
Each student will attend four of the following workshops. During the online registration,
students are asked to select their top seven workshop choices in order of preference
and assignments will be made based on that list, with priority given to those who
register earlier. Students will receive their schedule with assigned workshops at
registration on the day of the conference.
Caring Careers-Animals & Science
Progress in medicine depends on the discoveries made in studies with animals as models
for research. This work involves people in many careers, and one of these careers
may be right for you! First ingredient: a concern for animals and their welfare in
research studies. Add love of scientific pursuit, passion for medical progress, and
commitment to lifelong learning, and you, too, may find yourself with a rewarding
and challenging future making contributions to medical discoveries!
Students will explore the world of forensic psychology. They will learn how to assist
the justice system through the many roles forensic psychologists take on. Some of
these include researchers, evaluators and treatment providers.
Design and build an egg-lander within a pre-determined budget to help reinforce a
real-world design scenario, such as the Mars Landing Spacecraft design.
Extract DNA from a banana using everyday items to gain an understanding of the makeup
of DNA and its function.
Geology Girls Rock
Simply put, geology is the study of the earth's surface and the processes that effect
its change. Geoscientists study a wide range of topics in some of the most exciting
locations and environments in the world! Join us as we explore the field of geology
and how geology girls rock!
Girls Can't Do That!
Imagine a world where girls were told, "You can't do math, you are a GIRL!" This workshop
will highlight some of the works of the greatest scientists, mathematicians, and engineers
(that just happen to be female). Participants will be given short applications and
projects to demonstrate underlying theory and maybe even candy! Who would want to
Helping Hand: Build a Bionic Arm
Your friend Sarah broke her leg and is in a wheelchair for the next 6 weeks. Her Mom
said she has to clean up her dirty room and you don't want to help. Build Sarah a
device that lets her grab different objects and drop them into a container that’s
at least two feet away from her.
Learn to Code like a Programmer!
In this session, you will learn the steps that programmers use to make computers display
text, add numbers, count letters in a word, and display the current date! There are
many careers for people who learn the language of computers.
Make Your Own Lip Gloss
Chemical engineers don't just work at power plants. They develop make up too! Become
a chemical engineer for the day and learn how to make your own lip gloss.
Nanotechnology Targets Cancer
Cancer is a major health problem worldwide. Nanotechnology can add new tools to detect
and treat cancer. Come and see how nanotechnology can target cancer and beat cancer
cells to death.
Robots on the Move
Who Put the Chemistry in my Food?
An intro to mobile robotics. During this session you will program the LEGO MINDSTORMS
NXT robot sense its environment to so it can reach the finish line.
Food Chemistry focuses on the chemistry of foods, their deterioration, and the principles
underlying the improvement of foods and beverages to obtain safe, economical, and
aesthetically pleasing food supplies. This session will provide hands on application
Zombie Outbreak in Memphis!
Zombies have been sited in Memphis - and the numbers are growing!! You have been assigned
as the lead epidemiologist and must determine what is the cause of the outbreak, how
it is spreading, and how to stop it before everyone becomes a Zombie!