UD graduate students provide personal accounts and experiences on navigating the path toward higher education and a position in STEM. Furthermore, the aim is to generate and transmit diversified scholarship through developed partnerships with local communities in light of strengthening academia-community relations and increasing STEM-based collaboration.
Where: Trabant Multipurpose room, University of Delaware
When: 8th May, 2018, 830am-1pm
Who: AI Dupont Middle school kids
IEC and QESST volunteers put up a stall at the Brain Stem day to teach middle school kids about solar energy. Volunteers put up their newly constructed mini-solar powered house to teach kids on what a solar powered world looked like. The kids were astonished on learning how a small home can be run by solar power, 100%. Volunteers also demonstrated how one could shift from solar to battery power when there is no sun or when cloudy. About 100 middle school kids were present at the event. It was surprising to learn that most kids were aware of solar technologies or have at least heard about it in some manner. They asked very good questions on cost of solar technologies, where can they could be installed, what weather worked best for solar installation etc.
Besides solar, there were experimental science stations where students could actively participate in learning the limitations of the visual system through a series of perceptual illusions, learn how the brain communicates with the body using electro-chemical signals, learn how specific functions of the brain are allocated to specific areas etc.