UNH STEM Day, Nov. 2, 2019

UNH Wildcats STEM Day

Sat, 11/02/2019

11:00am - 3:00pm

University of New Hampshire
Wildcat Stadium
Durham, NH

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 25, FOR FREE RACER TICKETS AND $10 STEM TICKETS

Interested in robotics, engineering, life science, mathematics and more? Everyone is welcome to participate in the UNH STEM Day to explore dozens of STEM hands-on activities ranging from designing a banana piano to becoming a citizen scientist to building the fastest mousetrap powered car. Calling all youth and educators to join us and get inspired and bring ideas home with you.

Learn more about  How STEM Fields of Study Are Connected to Athletics


STEM Day Schedule – Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

11:00 – 12:45 'Cats Got the Mouse – Mousetrap Car Challenge

11:00 – Halftime STEM Expo with dozens of hands-on activities for all ages

1:00 UNH Wildcats vs. Villanova – Go ‘Cats!


UNH Athletics and the UNH STEM Education Community team-up to celebrate all things STEM.  We invite you to be a part of our new 'Cat’s got the Mouse Mousetrap Car Challenge, along with dozens of interactive STEM Expo activites, which will culminate on Saturday, November 2 before the UNH football game vs. Villanova.

AND!!!  Each participating student in the STEM Day Challenge will get a FREE ticket to the UNH Football game vs. Villanova that afternoon.  Accompanying family members can also receive a special rate for additional game tickets.  

Competition space is limited! Participating youth must register for the 'Cats Got the Mouse Challenge through UNH Athletics to receive their free game ticket and access special pricing for additional family tickets.

How to Build a Mousetrap Car

Getting Started is easy and mousetrap Cars are inexpensive to build

Teachers!  The 'Cats got the Mouse Challenge is a great STEM Activity that allows youth to explore the physics of motion though the Engineering Design process.  While ideally suited for upper elementary and Middle School grades, high school physics classes across the country build mousetrap Cars to better understand the physics of motion. The Mousetrap Challenge Resource Page has information on the Engineering Design Process and on the background science of Mousetrap Cars.

Parents!  The 'Cats got the Mouse Challenge is an easy activity to share with your child and friends, youth groups, etc.  The Mousetrap Challenge Resource Page has information on how to build a mousetrap car, how to make it go farther and a little of the science behind how they work.  Even if you don’t build a mousetrap car, still join us for the EXPO for STEM activities!

Even if you don’t build a mousetrap car, still join us for the EXPO of STEM activities for ALL ages! Everyone is welcome to participate in the UNH STEM Day Expo to explore dozens of STEM hands-on activities ranging from designing a banana piano to becoming a citizen scientist.

 

Registration  Deadline-October 25th

Register for the ‘Cats Got the Mouse Challenge through UNH Athletics to receive a free game ticket and access to special pricing for additional family members.

  • Youth, ages 8 -18, are eligible for a free ticket for participating in the ‘Cats Got the Mouse Challenge
  • Youth expected to bring a completed Mousetrap Car to participate in the Challenge
  • Youth may choose to work in teams of 2 to build a car (both youth will receive a ticket)
  • Accompanying adults must pay the $10 special rate for tickets
  • Everyone is welcome to participate in the STEM Expo

If you are participating or interested in the program, please sign up to receive UNH STEM Day email updates

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UNH Athletics partners with UNH STEM Education & Outreach Community which includes: Cooperative ExtensionThe Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering EducationCollege of Engineering and Physical SciencesCollege of Life Sciences and AgricultureThe Stem Discovery Lab and UNH Manchester.

 

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