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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wright State University Scavenger Hunt | All Day

View scavenger hunt list (PDF) »

Learn about Wright State as you find landmarks around campus

Sun Spots | All Day

Founders' Quadrangle

Use an 8-inch Dobsonian telescope with solar filter to observe the sun’s surface. Weather permitting.

Air Force Museum Scavenger Hunt | Museum open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Scavenger hunt list (PDF) »

Scavenger hunt answer key (PDF) »

U.S. Air Force Rapid Strike Vehicle and STEM Booth | 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Lot 17

Rapid Strike: Global Vigilance, Reach + Power is a unique simulator ride experience that immerses visitors in the high-tech world of the United States Air Force. Visitors board a ride that lets them experience a real Air Force mission including an F-22 flight, C-17 cargo drop, CCT ground surveillance, satellite communications, Reaper missile strike—all from a first person point-of-view. Visitors will see the fast-paced, high-energy nature of a complex downrange Air Force mission. Along the way they will discover the many roles the Air Force plays in today's military, as well as several of the career opportunities they can pursue. Visitors under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult to enter.

At the Air Force STEM Booth, visitors will have the opportunity to explore innovative U.S. Air Force technologies such as the Atlas 5 Rocket, Defense Support Program Satellite, and Milstar Satellite Communication Systems through interactive 3-D model displays as well as sign up for updates on USAF's newest endeavor, Collaboratory. USAF recruiters will be on site to answer any questions about the most technologically-oriented military branch, life as an Airman and potential STEM-oriented careers.

Natural History Walk | 9 to10:30 a.m.

Meet at the Biological Sciences Building

Explore the Wright State Biology Preserve. Rain or shine, limit 20 people.

Explore the Visualization Lab with Dr. Klingbeil | 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Joshi Atrium, Russ Engineering

Visit the virtual reality "cave" and be physically immersed into a 3D environment that is part of this state-of-the-art research lab. Learn about the exciting research available for undergraduates to Ph.D. candidates. Get your questions answered by the dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Nathan Klingbeil. What can you do with a degree in engineering? Which classes can you take in high school that will help prepare you for an engineering degree? What is the job outlook for engineering and computer science? You've got questions; we've got answers.

UAV | 10 a.m., 1 p.m.

Russ Engineering Lobby

Designed in conjunction with the Air Force Research Laboratory, the UAV is an autonomous quad copter. It is designed to detect targets and communicate with the ground with a live feed and receive trajectory information. It is capable of depth perception, shape detection, and color filtering to better identify targets. 30 Minutes.

Campus Tours | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meet a campus tour guide in the Student Union Atrium

Teams will be shown around campus to familiarize the students with the various buildings

Frozen Alive! | 10 to 11 a.m.

Oelman Hall 112

Freezing solid and surviving—it sounds like science fiction. But some animals—even vertebrates—can do just that. Come learn about the biological processes that allow a North American tree frog to freeze without croaking!

Nursing Simulation Exploration | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

158 University Hall

They aren’t human—yet they breathe, blink, and sometimes speak. The're human patient simulators.

Students can interact with these lifelike simulators in a variety of ways. Touch their "wounds" Listen to their "heartbeats." Even hold a "newborn." In addition to the human simulators, student can stroke the soft, white fur of a robotic baby seal (used to calm dementia patients and children with autism).

Presented by the Wright State University—Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health and the Nursing Institute of West Central Ohio, these demonstrations can accommodate up to 20 students per session.

Automow | 11 a.m., 2 p.m.

Russ Engineering Lobby

See the robotic mowing machine that is completely autonomous (no controls). It is a combination of sensors and high-level GPS sensors along with specialized computer science programming. The program uses algorithms that incorporate the Kalman filter. These algorithms help with guidance and navigation of the mower, which instruct it to avoid Mrs. Jones' petunia flowerbed and avoid injuring the family dog when it runs into the yard. 30 minutes.

Build Your Own Battery-Powered Motor | 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m., 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Fawcett Hall Room 201

Using a D-cell battery, a permanent magnet, and a coil of wire, students will discover how a simple motor can be constructed. Students will take their motors with them at the end of the session. Limit 20 students. Recommended for students in grades 6-9.

Physics Lab Tours and Demonstrations | 11 a.m to Noon, 1 to 2 p.m.

Fawcett Hall Room 242

See cutting-edge laboratory experiments that include ultra-fast laser physics, the development of technologies similar to the Star Trek Tricorder, and how terahertz spectroscopy can be used to monitor the molecules in interstellar space to the molecules in our breath. Limit 10 people.

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services | Noon to 4 p.m.

Location TBA

Tour the Dauphin rescue helicopter and ambulance used by Miami Valley Hospital to save lives.

MAV | Noon, 3 p.m.

Russ Engineering Lobby

The Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Display, includes 3 four-wing flapping micro air vehicles: the "Standard" model, the "Big Bird" and the "mini". Inspired from nature, micro air vehicles are designed for both indoor and urban environment flight. The fundamental designs behind MAVs are their balance of its transmission system to generate high frequency flapping motions and the light vehicle weight. 30 Minutes.

Exercise Physiology | 1 to 2 p.m.

Biological Sciences Room 055

Learn about exercise physiology and do experiments (you'll be the subject!) ranging from strength tests to aerobic capacity to flexibility by using measurements of metabolism, body fat, blood pressure, etc. Experience activities that illustrate the challenges of daily life while living with disability. Limit 12 people.

Cognition and Aviation Psychology | 1 to 2 p.m.

Fawcett Hall Room 422

Learn about how human cognition is studied in the laboratory and how its understanding can be applied in the world. Limit 10 people.

Quantum Dots | 1 to 2:30 p.m., 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Fawcett Hall Room 219

Explore why materials have certain colors through quantum physics and nanotechnology. Limit 10 people.

New Frontiers: Exploring the World Inside Your Own Brain | 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Fawcett Hall Room 355

In this introduction to the structures of the human brain, you will examine preserved tissue samples from a range of species, discuss various brain disorders, and learn about 3D brain surgery. Limit 25 people.

Cadaver Anatomy Laboratory | Every 15 minutes from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

White Hall Room 110

Tour the Boonshoft School of Medicine cadaver labs. Limited to 6 per session. Tours last 30 minutes. Sponsored by the Department of Neuroscience Cell Biology and Physiology.

Student Union Fun Night | 6 to 9 p.m.

Student Union

The Student Union will be open for students to participate in many free activities, including:

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wright State University Scavenger Hunt | All Day

View scavenger hunt list (PDF) »

Learn about Wright State as you find landmarks around campus

Sun Spots | All Day

Founders' Quadrangle

Use an 8-inch Dobsonian telescope with solar filter to observe the sun’s surface. Weather permitting.

Campus Tours | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meet a campus tour guide in the Student Union Atrium.

Teams will be shown around campus to familiarize the students with the various buildings

Air Force Museum Scavenger Hunt | Museum open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Teams may pick up the scavenger hunt list at the Science Olympiad table in the museum lobby.

Chemistry Demos | 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

Medical Sciences Building Room 120

Man's first and greatest chemical invention—fire—began a parade of uses of combustion reactions used to produce heat, light, mechanical energy, and electricity, as well as to cook food, refine metals and produce materials. Voltaic cells and batteries gave man other ways to use chemical reactions to produce other forms of energy and do work. Chemiluminescence now gives man a way to produce light without fire, heat, or electricity. Chemical demonstrations will be done which illustrate the principles and applications of fires and explosions, voltaic cells, and luminescence. Analogies will be made to the internal combustion engine. Demos will be one hour in length.

U.S. Air Force Rapid Strike Vehicle and STEM Booth | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lot 17

Rapid Strike: Global Vigilance, Reach + Power is a unique simulator ride experience that immerses visitors in the high-tech world of the United States Air Force. Visitors board a ride that lets them experience a real Air Force mission including an F-22 flight, C-17 cargo drop, CCT ground surveillance, satellite communications, Reaper missile strike—all from a first person point-of-view. Visitors will see the fast-paced, high-energy nature of a complex downrange Air Force mission. Along the way they will discover the many roles the Air Force plays in today's military, as well as several of the career opportunities they can pursue. Visitors under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult to enter.

At the Air Force STEM Booth, visitors will have the opportunity to explore innovative U.S. Air Force technologies such as the Atlas 5 Rocket, Defense Support Program Satellite, and Milstar Satellite Communication Systems through interactive 3-D model displays as well as sign up for updates on USAF's newest endeavor, Collaboratory. USAF recruiters will be on site to answer any questions about the most technologically-oriented military branch, life as an Airman and potential STEM-oriented careers.

U.S. Army AS4 Simulator Vehicle | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lot 17

The AS4 is a 60-foot, 30-ton tractor and trailer asset that is a self-contained mobile warrior exhibit. It possesses various simulators such as CROWS Simulator, Laser Engagement System, XM 25 Weapon System and the Night Vision Sensor/Laser Exhibit. Exhibits and weapons displays include the New Soldier Equipment Hands-on Display and the Air, Land and Future Soldier exhibits and video displays.

Explore the Visualization Lab with Dr. Klingbeil | 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Joshi Atrium, Russ Engineering

Visit the virtual reality "cave" and be physically immersed into a 3D environment that is part of this state-of-the-art research lab. Learn about the exciting research available for undergraduates to Ph.D. candidates. Get your questions answered by the dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Nathan Klingbeil. What can you do with a degree in engineering? Which classes can you take in high school that will help prepare you for an engineering degree? What is the job outlook for engineering and computer science? You've got questions; we've got answers.

MAV | 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Russ Engineering Lobby

The Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Display, includes 3 four-wing flapping micro air vehicles: the "Standard" model, the "Big Bird" and the "mini". Inspired from nature, micro air vehicles are designed for both indoor and urban environment flight. The fundamental designs behind MAVs are their balance of its transmission system to generate high frequency flapping motions and the light vehicle weight. 30 Minutes.

Build Your Own Battery-Powered Motor | 9 to 10:30 a.m, 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Fawcett Hall Room 201

Using a D-cell battery, a permanent magnet, and a coil of wire, students will discover how a simple motor can be constructed. Students will take their motors with them at the end of the session. Limit 20 students. Recommended for students in grades 6-9.

Quantum Dots | 9 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Fawcett Hall Room 219

Explore why materials have certain colors through quantum physics and nanotechnology. Limit 10 people.

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services | 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location TBA

Tour the Dauphin rescue helicopter and ambulance used by Miami Valley Hospital to save lives.

Automow | 10 a.m., 1 p.m.

Russ Engineering Lobby

See the robotic mowing machine that is completely autonomous (no controls). It is a combination of sensors and high-level GPS sensors along with specialized computer science programming. The program uses algorithms that incorporate the Kalman filter. These algorithms help with guidance and navigation of the mower, which instruct it to avoid Mrs. Jones' petunia flowerbed and avoid injuring the family dog when it runs into the yard. 30 minutes.

Adaptive Computing: Universal Access & Assistive Technologies | 10 a.m. to Noon

Library Annex Room 005

Step into the universe of assistive technologies with this hands-on workshop. Presenters Katherine Myers and Jerry Hensley will explain the basic principles of assistive technologies and prepare attendees to engage some of these technologies on adaptive workstations in the classroom. While the hands-on portion of the session will take place in the Microsoft Windows environment, the presentation will cover access to a variety of platforms including Apple OS X, iPad/iPhone, and LINUX distributions. Attendees will have a clearer understanding of the types of adaptations available today and their best uses and state of the art challenges.

Adaptive Computing: Feeling Your Way Around & Books that Really "Tell" Stories | 10 a.m. to Noon

012 Library Annex

Become immersed in the world alternative text and tactile representations. Donna Harris and her staff will present attendees with a state-of-the-art look at tactile representation of printed materials and the migration to electronic texts and audible reading materials. This presentation will include some hands-on engagement with tactile materials and demonstration of alternative texts and audible content. Attendees will be introduced to the growing population of devices and solutions for accessing these alternative versions of printed materials including e-readers and Windows based applications.

New Frontiers: Exploring the World Inside Your Own Brain | 10 a.m., to 11:30 a.m.

Fawcett Hall Room 355

In this introduction to the structures of the human brain, you will examine preserved tissue samples from a range of species, discuss various brain disorders, and learn about 3D brain surgery. Limit 25 people.

Pilot Event: Roller Coaster | 10 a.m. to Noon

Student Union Atrium

Teams from Ohio (not competing in the National Tournament) will demonstrate this pilot event.

Cadaver Anatomy Laboratory | Every 15 minutes from Noon to 1:30 p.m.

White Hall Room 110

Tour the Boonshoft School of Medicine cadaver labs. Limited to 6 per session. Tours last 30 minutes. Sponsored by the Department of Neuroscience Cell Biology and Physiology.

UAV | Noon, 2 p.m.

Russ Engineering Lobby

Designed in conjunction with the Air Force Research Laboratory, the UAV is an autonomous quad copter. It is designed to detect targets and communicate with the ground with a live feed and receive trajectory information. It is capable of depth perception, shape detection, and color filtering to better identify targets. 30 Minutes.

Remote Sensing Technology Workshop presented by U.S. Air Force | 11 a.m. to noon

Russ Engineering 144

Staff Sargent Machado & Staff Sargent Busch

Two war fighting airmen from the United States Air Force will speak about their experience and knowledge on Remote Sensing technology. They will discuss how U.S Air Force Special Operations use Remote Sensing to keep America safe and lead the way in innovation for air, space and cyberspace in an increasingly high-tech world.

Frozen Alive! | 1 to 2 p.m.

Oelman Hall 112

Freezing solid and surviving—it sounds like science fiction. But some animals—even vertebrates—can do just that. Come learn about the biological processes that allow a North American tree frog to freeze without croaking!

Natural History Walk | 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Meet at the Biological Sciences Building

Explore the Wright State Biology Preserve. Rain or shine, limit 20 people.

Physics Lab Tours and Demonstrations | 1 to 2 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m.

Fawcett Hall Room 242

See cutting-edge laboratory experiments that include ultra-fast laser physics, the development of technologies similar to the Star Trek Tricorder, and how terahertz spectroscopy can be used to monitor the molecules in interstellar space to the molecules in our breath. Limit 10 people.

Nursing Simulation Exploration | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

158 University Hall

They aren’t human—yet they breathe, blink, and sometimes speak. The're human patient simulators.

Students can interact with these lifelike simulators in a variety of ways. Touch their "wounds" Listen to their "heartbeats." Even hold a "newborn." In addition to the human simulators, student can stroke the soft, white fur of a robotic baby seal (used to calm dementia patients and children with autism).

Presented by the Wright State University—Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health and the Nursing Institute of West Central Ohio, these demonstrations can accommodate up to 20 students per session.