SHPE jr. Conference

The SHPE Jr conference is free to attend, community event where UCF engineering students team up with professional engineers to give local middle schoolers a taste of the different industries within the STEM spectrum. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the different areas of engineering, working side by side with college students and professionals on hands-on, STEM-related projects. Apart from that, our industry professionals will hold interactive presentations throughout the day in which they show students what they work on on a daily basis and answer any questions they may have. Parents will also be taken care of during this event, benefiting from college readiness seminars and other informational sessions.

2019/04/06 10:00:00
SHPE Jr. Conference FLYER (8)

Build your own RocketSHPE competition

In this hands-on activity, students will be designing, building, and launching their very own high altitude bottle rockets. There are many scientific concepts that can be introduced through constructing this rocket like: inertia, gravity, air resistance, Newton’s law of motion, acceleration and more. Only the most aerodynamic and lightweight rockets will stay in flight for longest, so all factors must be considered when designing and building!

 

“Build Bridges”: Bridge Competition

Learn the concept of self-supporting structures by recreating the invention of one of the most notable geniuses of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Build a life size bridge using wooden sticks, and wooden sticks only (no screws or adhesives needed!) to build a bridge and get a load from one side to another before time expires!

 

SHPE Futbol Club: mBot soccer tournament

In this lesson students will undergo both a coding design challenge, and a building design challenge, which culminates in a game of robot soccer. By appreciating internal and external forces, and ways in which structures deal with them, students will be better-suited to craft sports equipment for our mBots, and create effective soccer playing machines. Furthermore, by coding and testing their robot controls, students will gain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to successful interface design.

 

Spotlight: Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose genius makes him one of the most significant figures in human history as far as intellectual advancements. In this activities, students will learn about some of Da Vinci’s most famous developments, why they were so important, and they will have the opportunity to build a prototype of one of them.

P. Ronnie Rodriguez
Former Associate Director
Deputy Director of Safety & Mission Assurance
KSC Engineering Directorate

+ Projects

Build your own RocketSHPE competition

In this hands-on activity, students will be designing, building, and launching their very own high altitude bottle rockets. There are many scientific concepts that can be introduced through constructing this rocket like: inertia, gravity, air resistance, Newton’s law of motion, acceleration and more. Only the most aerodynamic and lightweight rockets will stay in flight for longest, so all factors must be considered when designing and building!

 

“Build Bridges”: Bridge Competition

Learn the concept of self-supporting structures by recreating the invention of one of the most notable geniuses of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Build a life size bridge using wooden sticks, and wooden sticks only (no screws or adhesives needed!) to build a bridge and get a load from one side to another before time expires!

 

SHPE Futbol Club: mBot soccer tournament

In this lesson students will undergo both a coding design challenge, and a building design challenge, which culminates in a game of robot soccer. By appreciating internal and external forces, and ways in which structures deal with them, students will be better-suited to craft sports equipment for our mBots, and create effective soccer playing machines. Furthermore, by coding and testing their robot controls, students will gain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to successful interface design.

 

Spotlight: Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose genius makes him one of the most significant figures in human history as far as intellectual advancements. In this activities, students will learn about some of Da Vinci’s most famous developments, why they were so important, and they will have the opportunity to build a prototype of one of them.

+ Industry Speakers

P. Ronnie Rodriguez
Former Associate Director
Deputy Director of Safety & Mission Assurance
KSC Engineering Directorate