On Saturday, February 16th and 24th, 2019 the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's College of Engineering will host “Introduce a Kid to Engineering Day” (IKED).
Last year, the College of Engineering reached out to 60 CCSD schools in an effort to help younger generations engage in STEM-based learning and discover the fun of engineering. The event hosted 170 second through fifth-grade students, making this year’s IKED the most attended.
The children, led by Engineering faculty and student organizations, were rotated between six activity stations which included:
- NASA Lander- Students designed a gadget meant to safely land astronauts on the ground.
- Electroscope- Made an electroscope to test the presence of static electricity in an object.
- Zip Line- Created a way to carry an object from the top to the bottom of a zip line.
- Arch Bridge- Explored the physics of bridges and built an arch bridge.
- Hour of Code- Discovered the basics of coding by making an app or writing a program.
- Cow’s Eye-Watched a live dissection of a cow’s eyeball.
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