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Outreach schedule. February 25 th (~450 students) Technology themed KTU event Paper rockets, video games March 22 th (~450 students ) Science themed KTU event Paper rocket/parachute design, Cartesian divers March 28 th (~100 students) Governor’s school

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Outreach schedule
Outreach schedule

  • February 25th (~450 students)

    • Technology themed KTU event

    • Paper rockets, video games

  • March 22th (~450 students)

    • Science themed KTU event

    • Paper rocket/parachute design, Cartesian divers

  • March 28th(~100 students)

    • Governor’s school

    • Introducing students to engineering


Kids tech university ktu
Kids’ Tech University (KTU)

  • Created by Virginia Tech’s Virginia Bioinformatics Institute in 2009

  • Goal is to spark interest and excitement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in children between the ages of 9-12

  • Intended for children within four hours of Virginia Tech

  • Hold monthly events emphasizing

    a different STEM discipline

  • ~450 kids each event

Photo Courtesy of http://kidstechuniversity.vbi.vt.edu/index.php


Technology ktu
Technology ktu

  • February 25th, 2012 in Blacksburg, VA

  • Technology themed KTU event

  • Goal was to allow kids to design and create their own rockets while teaching the basics of rockets to them

  • Total cost under $50


Science ktu
Science ktu

  • March 22th, 2012 in Blacksburg, VA

  • Science themed KTU event

  • Goal was to allow kids to design and create their own parachutes while teaching the basic drag principles of aerodynamics to them

  • Cost under $40


Governor s school
Governor’s school

  • March 28th in Pulaski, VA

  • Juniors/Seniors in high school

    • Met with approximately 100 prospective college students

  • Introduce them to aspects of engineering

    • Extracurricular

    • Research


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