Bengal STEM Day
Thursday, February 22, 2018
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Pond Student Union Building
The College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University invites area junior high and high school students to participate in Bengal STEM Day science and engineering competitions and hands-on, interactive learning activities.
Registration by February 2, 2018 is required for all attendees, even if not participating in a competition. Space may be limited, so plan to register early. Free lunch tickets for your group will be based on the information provided in the registration form. Each student must register for a lunch time even if they are not planning to participate in an activity that requires registration.
There are several contests in which students can participate (click on each contest to see the rules). Preregistration is required to participate in all competitions.
Competitions that require students to design and create an entry ahead of time to bring to Bengal STEM Day include the Atomic Bengals, mousetrap car, Popsicle stick bridge, tennis ball catapult, robot competition and Great Shakes!. The egg rocket and chemistry relay are competitions students may participate in at Bengal STEM Day and all supplies will be provided at the event.
Carefully follow the rules for each competition to avoid disqualification. No more than four students per team for each competition. Please note: Some competitions set a lower limit for team sizes, so please check competition rules for team size requirements. Make sure the competition rules teams follow have 2018 noted in the heading.
- Atomic Bengals Rules 2018
- Great Shakes! Rules 2018
- Robot Competition Rules 2018
- Mousetrap Car Rules 2018
- Popsicle Stick Bridge 2018
- Tennis Ball Catapult Rules 2018
- Chemistry Relay Rules 2018
- Egg Rocket Rules 2018
The above competitions will receive prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Interactive Learning Activities
Bengal STEM Day includes a variety of interactive learning opportunities which allow students to actively engage in science and engineering activities.
- INL Spaghetti Tower*
- Star Trek Simulation*
- 3-D Modeling for Science Computer Workshop*
- College Prep Sessions (High school students only) *
- Civil Engineering Shake Table
- Fun with Soils
- Science Alive
- Water Quality Across the Portneuf Watershed
- Close Encounters of the DNA Kind
- Dam Engineering
- Robots, Billiards and Asteroids
- Interactive GPS, GIS and a Selfie Scavenger Hunt
- Chemistry Silver Mirror Project
- Hoop Gliders with INL
- Patterns in 3-D Geometric Models
- Augmented Reality Sandbox
- Unmanned Aerial Systems
The Idaho Museum of Natural History will offer museum tours during Bengal STEM Day. Students do not need to register for tours; they are welcome to stop by as their schedules allow. Each student will recieve one ticket to visit the museum. Tickets will be picked up by teachers at event registration.
For questions or assistance, please contact Miriam Dance, (208) 282-4361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.