2017 SPEAKERS, ACTIVITIES AND HOSTS
SPEAKERS & SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
Inspiring STEM at Home
- Participate in hands-on experiments and interactive exhibits.
- Meet experts and professionals working with Indiana-based hi-tech companies.
- Plan for your future as you talk with representatives from Indiana’s colleges and universities.
- Watch our special presentations throughout the day.
- Discover how you can continue developing your skills with the help of area companies, organizations and workshops.
Presented by Natalie Workman
Hear how this seventh-grader’s love of science led her to build her robot, Wango. Workman is a student at Creekside Middle School in Carmel, and uses her interest in STEM to explore the world, protect the environment, and try different experiments.
Chemistry is a Blast
11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm
Presented by Eli Lilly & Company
Presenters execute exciting chemistry experiments where audience members are invited to participate.
Living on “Mars” in Hawaii
Presented by Jocelyn Dunn, HI-SEAS Chief Scientist
Jocelyn Dunn was part of a team that simulated an eight-month visit to Mars. Dunn lived in a dome habitat on Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii for a mission called HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation), in isolation and confinement along with five others.
Read this Time.com article
about the endeavor.
NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge – Design, Build and Race
Presented by Miranda Shook, Greenfield Central High School Rover Team
This rover team is the only high school team in Indiana to go to NASA's rover challenge. After the team designs, builds and tests their rovers, they compete against other builders by riding their creations over rough terrian similar to Mars. Visit the rover team’s website
GET A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT OUR BALLOON
Join our balloon pilots as they take you behind the scenes to see the Conner Prairie balloon up close. Discover the interior workings of the balloon, the technology behind its flight, and how weather impacts its performance. Visit our balloon webpage
RECEIVE A PASSPORT, AND THEN GET IT STAMPED!
Visit our booths, ask experts questions, assist them with hands-on experiments, and learn more about what it takes to work in these fields. Then, get a stamp or sticker in your passport! After you fill your passport, turn it in to receive a goody bag and a chance to win raffle prizes.
TECH INDUSTRY HOSTS & ACTIVITIES
Meet and talk to experts and professionals working with Indiana-based companies. Participate in activities that let you explore what it’s like to work in a hi-tech field.
- Chromatography is Art!
Watch how the colors of your own drawing separate by this science technique.
- Dow AgroSciences
- Hour of Code and Coding Maze
Eleven Fifty Academy
- Structural Engineering
Learn about structural engineering, and do a structural engineering project.
- Thrust and Engines
Learn about how thrust works and get your hands on different parts and aerospace materials from Rolls-Royce Turbine engines.
- LEGO assembly activity
- Dress Like a Chemist, Be a Chemist
Eli Lilly & Company with The American Chemical Society
- Helping People Help the Land through Soil, Water, Air and Wildlife Conservation
Come see ways you too can protect valuable natural resources and the many careers the agency has to offer.
USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Water Quality and Conservation
Learn how we impact water quality and conservation every day. Activities will include using a pH meter to test different liquids that we consume every day, showing what is safe for people and the environment, a groundwater model showing how water flows underground, and a tooth brushing race to see how much water we use each day.
Citizens Energy Group
- Manufacturing and Logistics Quiz Game
The Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics industry is high-tech and high-paying. An interactive quiz game will test participants knowledge about this industry.
- Making Aircraft Engines Stronger, Faster, Lighter, Safer
Praxair Surface Technologies
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
- Angie’s List
UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE HOSTS AND ACTIVITIES
Discover how you can transform your curiosity into reality as representatives from Indiana’s colleges and universities show you programs and activities that can help you train and prepare for the future.
- Hands-on Engineering
The Women in Engineering booth will have students leading a hands-on engineering activity.
Purdue Women in Engineering Program
- Gumdrop Bridges
Attendees will learn how to build complex bridges using gumdrops and toothpicks.
Purdue Construction Engineering and Management
- Earthquake Activity
See how earthquakes affect buildings with our interactive shake table and learn how your home can be more energy efficient.
Purdue Lyles School of Civil Engineering
- Indiana University Creativity Labs
- Make Your Own Racecar out of a Clothespin
IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology
- Hands-on tech activities including Makey Makey, littleBits and Ozobots
IU School of Informatics and Computing
- Engineering Activity
- Participate in hands-on STEM activities such as Handmade Spinners
- Ivy Tech School of Technology
- Indiana State University Females in Technology
- Anderson University
- Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
CLUB HOSTS AND ACTIVITIES
Discover how you can continue developing your skills with these great organizations, clubs and workshops.
CHECK OUT THESE VIDEOS
- Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
- Vortex (mobile lab)
Outside games and activities related to STEM
- 3D Printing
3D printing demonstrations and hands-on making activities
1st Maker Space
- Video Game Development and Coding
Video Game Palooza
- Explore Engineering
Explore many fields of engineering including Aerospace, Mechanical, and Robotics Engineering.
Engineering for Kids
- Hands-on Science
Several hands on activities will demonstrate the properties of air and density
- The STEM Connection
- Circuit Building and Logic Activities
Explore the world of coding and technology with circuit building challenges and a hands-on coding logic acitivity.
- Lasers and Circuits
Health and Science Innovations
TechPoint Foundation for Youth CoderDojo Indiana
- VEX IQ Robotics
Prepare to see a full field (8' x 4') with 2-4 robots. Attendees will be able to drive the robot.
TechPoint Foundation for Youth VEX IQ Robotics
See videos of some of our talented professionals in action:
Takia Easley & LaTisha Englehof, Rolls-Royce
Tiffany White, Rolls-Royce
Robin Fleming, Angie's List
Audrea DiLiberto, Interactive Intelligence
Maria Hult & Karem Montenegro, Roche Diabetes Care
Renuka Sugumar, Roche Diagnostics
Rona Howenstine, OneAmerica
ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME
Would you like to explore STEM careers and opportunities further, or just have more fun with science? Click here to find a variety of resources we've pulled together for your enjoyment
Passport to Hi-Tech is a joint effort between Conner Prairie and Women & Hi Tech with financial support from Roche Diagnostics.