UNH Wildcats STEM Day
What a great day!
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.
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STEM Day Schedule – Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
11:00 – 12:45 'Cats Got the Mouse – Mousetrap Car Challenge
11:00 – Halftime (2:00) 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.
The first 200 Youth Participants to STEM Day will receive a coupon for a FREE ticket to the UNH Football game vs. Villanova that afternoon. The coupon must be redeemed at the UNH Athletics Box Office for an actual game ticket. Additional general admission tickets, purchased at the time of redemption, can be secured at a special $10 rate.
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.
‘Cats Got the Mouse Challenge
- Youth, ages 8 -18, are eligible to participate 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
- 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.
UNH Athletics partners with UNH STEM Education & Outreach Community which includes: Cooperative Extension, The Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, The Stem Discovery Lab and UNH Manchester.