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Campy on Campus

CAMPY on Campus, at Southern Connecticut State University
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
8:00- 9:00 a.m. Registration in Engleman Hall (EN) A 120.
Refreshments -- EN B 121 A/B

Morning Sessions 9:00-11:00 am 

AM
Session # 

Presenter

Title of Presentation

Description

1.

 

Math Computer Lab

Dr. Aaron Clark – Southern Connecticut State University

 

 

Walking the Solar System!

Distances in space are vast, almost beyond our ability to comprehend them.  Even when we limit ourselves to thinking about our own solar system, we really have no idea just how big it is.  In this session, we will consider the construction of a model of the solar system on a human scale: if we take some everyday object like a beach ball and call it the sun, just what would our model solar system look like? We will construct and lay out a model, and then put ourselves in the model by “walking it” in order to get a feeling for the scales involved.

2.

 

EN A 113

Steve Lecky

 

Visiting Aliens and Hungry Fruit Flies:  Using geometry and probability to solve real world (and not so real world!) problems.

 Come to participate and enjoy solving a variety of interesting problems  using geometry and probability .




3.


EN A  115

Karen Campe -

National Instructor -Teachers Teaching with Technology -

Texas Instruments

STEM for the Win! Sports, Ciphers, and Space with TI-NspireTechnology

From sports to cryptography and space exploration, use real-world math and science in these TI-Nspire technology activities.  We will compete in a virtual triathlon to understand work, energy, and power; then crack a cryptography code; and finally explore rates of change to get a spacecraft off the ground.  

4.

 

 

 
 
Nano-
technology lab

Mr. Thomas Sadowski and Ms. Barbara Ellen Scanley -

Southern CT State University

 

"Nanoscience the realm of atoms and nanostructures"

 Students will do a series of hands on Nanoscience experiments that explore how super small things behave differently.  Tour the Nanocharacterization Laboratory, check out a Scanning Electron Microscope and see how Nanoscientist explore the Nanoworld.

 

5.


 

 

EN A 117

Dr. Marsha Davis

Eastern Connecticut State University

 

 

I Missed You Nearly

Car stunts must be very carefully planned or the stunt men and women performing them could lose their lives. In this session, students will use their mathematics to design one or more stunts and, for at least one of the stunts, students will test their design using battery-operated toys. Calculator Based Rangers (CBRs) and graphing calculators will be used to gather information about a variety of motions including the motions of battery operated toys.

       

Lunch in EN B 121 : 11:15-11:45 pm
Afternoon sessions: 12:00 noon -2:00 pm

PM
Session 

#

Presenter

Title of Presentation

Description




7.



Math Computer Lab

Dr. Aaron Clark – Southern Connecticut State University

 

 

Walking the Solar System!

Distances in space are vast, almost beyond our ability to comprehend them.  Even when we limit ourselves to thinking about our own solar system, we really have no idea just how big it is.  In this session, we will consider the construction of a model of the solar system on a human scale: if we take some everyday object like a beach ball and call it the sun, just what would our model solar system look like? We will construct and lay out a model, and then put ourselves in the model by “walking it” in order to get a feeling for the scales involved.

8.        

 

Canceled

 

 

9.

 

 

 

EN A 115

Karen Campe -

National Instructor -Teachers Teaching with Technology -

Texas Instruments

STEM for the Win! Sports, Ciphers, and Space with TI-NspireTechnology

From sports to cryptography and space exploration, use real-world math and science in these TI-Nspire technology activities.  We will compete in a virtual triathlon to understand work, energy, and power; then crack a cryptography code; and finally explore rates of change to get a spacecraft off the ground.  

 

10.

 

 

 

Nano-
technology lab

Mr. Thomas Sadowski and Ms. Barbara Ellen Scanley -

Southern CT State University

 

"Nanoscience the realm of atoms and nanostructures"

 Students will do a series of hands on Nanoscience experiments that explore how super small things behave differently.  Tour the Nanocharacterization Laboratory, check out a Scanning Electron Microscope and see how Nanoscientist explore the Nanoworld.

 

11.

 

 

 

EN A  117

Dr. Marsha Davis -

Eastern Connecticut State University

I Missed You Nearly

Car stunts must be very carefully planned or the stunt men and women performing them could lose their lives. In this session, students will use their mathematics to design one or more stunts and, for at least one of the stunts, students will test their design using battery-operated toys. Calculator Based Rangers (CBRs) and graphing calculators will be used to gather information about a variety of motions including the motions of battery operated toys.

12.

 

 

EN A  113

Dr. Klay Kruczek, Southern Connecticut State University

 

The Mathematics of Games and Doodling

Have you ever asked is there more to mathematics besides solving equations and doing arithmetic? Have you ever doodled in class and wondered if there is some sort of pattern in your doodling?  You may know Tic-Tac-Toe and Connect Four are similar, but are the strategies the same? We’ll answer these questions and learn how chaos can result in beautiful patterns and learn a few strategies for winning some games of choice.  



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