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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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