Pump up the STEAM
Join Mazza’s STEAM Club! This six-week, STEAM focused after school program is designed for the innovators of tomorrow. Each session will cover a different STEAM topic and will be lead by University of Findlay faculty and staff. Students who attend all six sessions will earn a lab coat and will be invited to attend a special Lab Coat Ceremony.
Last Year’s STEAM Club Activities
Pigments – The Science of Color
Tuesday, Feb 22
Instructors: Dana Emmert, assistant professor of chemistry
Students will create paint pigments by mixing differing ratios of solutions together. Creating an array of colors. Then utilize what they created to produce a work of art. Learning how science creates the colors around them. Explaining how humans perceive color; and the visual effects of how colors mix, match or contrast with each other.
Waste to Energy
Tuesday, March 8
Instructors: Nathan Tice, Ph.D. chair of the department of physical sciences and associate professor of chemistry; and Gwynne S. Rife, Ph.D. chair of advanced professional programs in the college of education and professor of biological sciences
Come and explore both the science and art of soybeans! Students will engage in hands-on experiments to learn about biofuels and oils derived from soybeans and how they can turn soybean waste into energy.
Rockets & Racecars
Tuesday, March 22
Instructors: Guofen (Heather) Yu, Ph.D., professor of physics; and Landon Bellavia, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics
Students will be introduced to the basic rocketry concepts of Newtonʼs Laws of Motion and the Engineering Design Process while learning about aerodynamics and aerospace engineering principals, as well as the challenges that engineers face in designing machines for motion.
Hands in Motion
Tuesday, April 12
Instructors: LaDonna Weir, OTD, assistant professor in occupational therapy; Megan McLaughlin, MOT, instructor of teaching in occupational therapy; and Rebecca Herr, OTD, assistant professor of teaching in occupational therapy
Learn about the motion of your fingers, thumb, and wrist and the important roles they play in everyday life. From experiments with real hands to creating a modular bionic hand. Students will learn the importance and value of their body mechanics.
What about wastewater?
Tuesday, April 26
Instructors: Kim M. Lichtveld, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental, safety, and occupational health management; and Seth Ebersviller, PH.D. – assistant professor of environmental, safety, and occupational health management
How does the environment naturally clean water and why should we think about how and where we build new communities? How does the water get cleaned due to the soil, how does water erode different landscapes and how we as a society help this by keeping our natural resources present like out wetlands.
Planetarium Show & Lab Coat Ceremony
Tuesday, May 10
Lab Coat Ceremony to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Steven C Wild, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics