Friday, February 1, 2013
"The Works on Wheels", a STEM outreach program, brought its hands-on science and technology experiments to Northview Elementary School in January.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The glee on fourth-grader Tristan Thomas' face was evident on Wednesday morning as he fiddled with the battery-powered fan that he made using paper clips, wires, tape and a small motor. "When I grow up, I want to be a rocket scientist," Thomas declared. "I’m just really interested in this type of science stuff, and how the electricity flows through [the fan] and how the conclusion is always something really cool happening." Thomas' handmade fan was the product of a hands-on science workshop held at Northview Elementary School in Eagan. Called "The Works on Wheels", the outreach program is produced by "The Works", a nonprofit, hands-on …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Sen. Al Franken dusted off his Saturday Night Live comedy chops at Eagan High Monday afternoon, joking about a nuclear powered robot and a grandmother's concussion during a demonstration by the school's First Robotics Team.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Sen. Al Franken joked with Eagan High School students and their basketball-shooting robot Monday afternoon during a demonstration of the school's First Robotics Team. Franken spoke with aspiring engineers participating in Eagan High's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program. A member of the Senate Education Committee, Franken has worked to expand STEM programming. The senator was in Eagan to discuss school safety protocols with counselors, safety experts and ISD 196 administrators in the wake of last month’s Newtown shootings.
Friday, August 26, 2011
The robotics team showed their skills and let people build robots on the opening day of the State Fair.
Eagan High School students got to show off their robots and their skills on the opening day of the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday. The school's robotics team had a booth at Carousel Park on the fairgrounds in St. Paul. The booth was one of several participating in STEM Day at the fair. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Adults and kids who stopped by the booth got a chance to play with robots, as well as contribute to robot projects in progress. It was an especially big day for Eagan High School's team. It was announced at the State Fair that the team has been accepted into the Minnesota State High School League, said Jenny Filipi, one of about 10 volunteer mentors for the robotics team. That means it can have …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Students (and parents!) explore science and the natural world.
Pilot Knob Elementary School in Eagan is finishing up its first year as a science, technology engineering and math (STEM) magnet school. While Pilot Knob has had a science fair in past years, Thursday evening they hosted their first STEM Fair. In addition to a gym full of poster projects and experiment tables, staff and volunteers set up a room with animals such as guinea pigs and turtles, another room dedicated to engineering projects, and in the library, a "star bag" awaited shoeless entrants who received a tour of the stars displayed inside.