Volunteer with FIRST LEGO League, December 8 and January 19–20

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Outreach |

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FIRST LEGO League is an exciting and fun global robotics program, designed to ignite an enthusiasm for discovery of the basic principles of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) in children ages 9 to 14.

Arizona FIRST Lego League is currently seeking volunteers to serve as judges, referees, scorekeepers, and more for our tournaments occurring across the state in December and January.

FLL Qualifying Tournament
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Polytechnic campus

Arizona FLL State Championship
Saturday, January 19, 2019–Sunday, January 20, 2019
Tempe campus

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Inspiring the next generation with graphic information technology

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Outreach |

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Christina Carrasquilla talks about the GIT program to the YESW participants

Professor Carrasquilla tells YESW participants about the GIT program at the ASU Polytechnic campus.

Written by Katie White

Edited by Christina Carrasquilla

On September 29, GIT faculty and students of the AIGA Poly club worked with Young Engineers Shape the World to create a fun and interactive workshop to encourage high school students to explore design thinking.

YESW is facilitated by a local high school educator and by faculty and students of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Students from all around the valley attend three-hour workshops that expose them to the different engineering degree programs at ASU.

The Polytechnic campus-based workshop started with a creative and challenging icebreaker presented by YESW educator Lisa Tozzi from Westwood High School. Students put themselves in alphabetical order by school without talking or using smartphones. With these limitations, the students used creative ways of communicating including making letters with their hands, writing on their arms and taking pencils to form into letters.

young engineers communicating without using words to orgnaize themsleves in alpha order by school attended

YESW participants communicate nonverbally in an ice-breaker activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With creativity flowing, students were ready to engage with the five GIT-themed activities produced by GIT Lecturer Christina Carrasquilla.

“As designers, we use design thinking to brainstorm, sketch, mock-up and then build out our ideas using technology,” Carrasquilla said. “Whether that output is a website, a video, an animation or a printed piece, it all starts with good content.”

Using Random Word Generator, students designed around a random topic each round of activities. This could be any combinations of words: cheap square, defeat invasion, elite Sunday, background test and location cellar dump.

YESW participants workign hard to creat a story

A YESW participant creates a storyboard.

The YESW students broke into groups and rotated through hands-on stations.

AIGA Poly President Jessica Barnett taught students about digital design on devices using tiny square pixels. By using light-up blocks and graph paper, students created their own pixel art characters.

“I am super impressed by the students that attend these events,” Barnett said. “There was one who came all the way from Tolleson.”

YESW participants use stencils and sharpies

Students practice making seamless patterns with stencils and sharpies.

Creating a seamless pattern doesn’t come easy, so GIT student Kelly Foster led an activity to show students first-hand. Using small paper squares and stencils, students drew a pattern, cut it, flipped it, filled in the spaces and then photocopied it several times to create a continuous pattern.

Designing logos is another aspect of GIT. Industrial engineering student Evelyn Holguin coached the students to create their own logos. Using a sketching technique called “Eight in Eight” they drew eight possible logos in eight minutes. To enforce ideation, they chose four of the best drawings to iterate on, then the best one to improve upon again.

The students also learned about storyboarding for video games, commercials and movies, as well as how prototypes are designed.

Through this event, young students were able to see what the Graphic Information Technology degree is all about and flex their creativity.

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1744539. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Six ways to customize your experience at Fulton Schools this fall

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Competitions, Customize your experience, Events, Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, Incoming students, International Students, Opportunities, Organizations and Teams, Outreach, Research, Spirit and Traditions, Students, Transfer Students |

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At the Fulton Schools, you have many opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. Meet new friends, conduct research, find your inner entrepreneur, help your peers, introduce new generations to the joys of engineering and, above all, have fun! Here are six of ways to customize your experience.

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Inspire the next generation of female engineers at Girls Make-A-Thon — submit proposals by September 14

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Events, Graduate Students, International Students, Organizations and Teams, Outreach, Students |

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Are you interested in shaping the next generation of female engineers? Join the Fulton Schools K12 Engineering Education and Outreach team at the 2018 Girls Make-A-Thon event for high school students!

Submit a proposal to facilitate a 40-minute workshop, panel or presentation for the participants. Submissions should be engaging and interactive, have a focus on building a career in an engineering field or teach an engineering skill.

Submit your proposal by Friday, September 14, 2018

Volunteer at Girls Make-A-Thon

We are looking for ASU volunteers for the entire day. Girls Make-A-Thon will be Saturday, October 20, 2018. from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Shifts are available and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Volunteer at Girls Make-A-Thon
Saturday, October 20, 2018
9 a.m–4 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) Turquoise Ballroom 220, Tempe campus [map]
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If you have any questions, email Brittney Martin at Brittney.Martin@asu.edu.

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Volunteer for the Young Engineers Shape the World Kickoff Conference, September 15

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Events, Opportunities, Outreach |

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Do you have a passion for education and increasing the diversity of the engineering field? Volunteer for the 2018 Young Engineers Shape the World Kickoff Conference! This program is an engineering exploration program for high school students that are female, first generation or have financial need. We need volunteers to help with various aspects of the event.

Young Engineers Shape the World Kickoff Conference
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) and Engineering Center (ECG) Wing, Tempe campus

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Tutor refugee students with COAR, apply by August 31

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Opportunities, Organizations and Teams, Outreach |

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Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees is a student organization that supports refugees in the area. We tutor refugee elementary school students at Crockett Elementary School.

These children often fall behind and need extra help, and so we work with the teachers of Crockett to provide personalized tutoring!

If you are interested in joining please fill out the application by Friday, August 31, 2018. 

Tutor with COAR
Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:15–4 p.m.
501 N. 36th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Looking for more information? Email us at asucoar@gmail.com.

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Volunteer at EPICS High Olympiad, September 14 and 28

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Events, Opportunities, Outreach |

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EPICS High students are coming to our two upcoming EPICS Olympiads, one for high school students and one for middle school students. These active and engaging field trip events are designed to provide participants with a crash course in human-centered design and social entrepreneurship.

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Volunteer at Girls Make-A-Thon, October 20

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Events, Opportunities, Outreach |

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Are you interested in shaping the next generation of female engineers? Join the Fulton Schools of Engineering K-12 Engineering Education and Outreach team at the 2018 Girls Make-A-Thon event for high school students! We need volunteers to assist with coordination of the day including workshop room hosts, maker challenge participants and more.

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Compete at the 2018 STEAMhack™ Chain Reaction Challenge, April 28

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Competitions, Events, Outreach, Participation |

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Download the flier for more information.

Create a team for a competition like no other!

In this exciting full-day event, teams will race against the clock to design, build and test an overcomplicated chain-reaction machine from a provided box of miscellaneous items that will “grow a cactus.” Participants will apply Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) concepts as they piece together creative solutions, constrained only by time and materials.

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