PAST EVENTS

November 12, 2017 STEM Event

Thank you to everyone that attended our successful STEM event on Nov 12. We had 89 attendees at the event including 31 kids, 44 parents and 14 volunteers. The kids were very motivated to learn about science! The STEM event included two sessions- one for Grade 1 & 2 kids and one for Grade 3, 4, & 5 kids. This was our first event in Renton, WA. We attracted many families from the South end of Seattle region.

Below are details of the two STEM sessions:

Motorized Sketching (Grade 1 & 2 Kids)

  • We taught kids on how energy from a battery can be transferred to a motor.  The motor then transfers the energy to markers causing them to perform motorized sketching on a piece of paper.

Space Maze Programming (Grade 3, 4, & 5 Kids)

  • We taught kids the basics of programming using the "Scratch" programming methods developed at MIT. The kids programmed to solve a space maze puzzle. The purpose of this activity was to teach how to code and at the same time making them aware about space, space junk and the ISS.

A special thank you to our volunteers that made it a success!
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August 12, 2017 STEM Event

Thank you to everyone that attended our successful STEM event on Aug 12. We had 114 attendees at the event including 39 kids, 58 parents and 17 volunteers. The kids were very motivated to learn about science! The STEM event included two sessions- one for Grade 1 & 2 kids and one for Grade 3, 4, & 5 kids. The ASEI team also shared the background of ASEI and future STEM plans.

Below are details of the two STEM sessions:

Motorized Sketching (Grade 1 & 2 Kids)

  • We taught kids on how energy from a battery can be transferred to a motor.  The motor then transfers the energy to markers causing them to perform motorized sketching on a piece of paper.

Traffic Light Simulator (Grade 3, 4, & 5 Kids)

  • We taught kids the basic concept of how traffic lights work, including how a pedestrian can change the traffic signal to enable safe crossing of the street. This project included the use of a Raspberry Pi computer, a monitor & keyboard, a circuit board, colored lights, a buzzer, resistors, and cables. The kids learned how to put a circuit together and develop code which controlled the traffic light circuit. The kids also learned how electrical energy is converted to light and the buzzer sound for pedestrian crossing.

A special thank you to our volunteers that made it a success!
Click Here to see photos from the event!


 

May 13, 2017 STEM Event

Thank you to everyone that attended our successful first STEM event. We had 80+ attendees at the event including 31 kids, parents and volunteers. The kids were very motivated to learn about science! The parents had the opportunity to watch the STEM sessions, meet other parents, and enjoy samosas and chai! The kids were also provided goodies to eat. The ASEI team also shared a background about ASEI and future STEM plans.

Below are details of the four STEM sessions:

Jiggly-Wiggly Jello-O Base (Grade 1 & 2 Kids)

  • We taught kids on how to build a structure using marshmallows and toothpicks. Then we had them place their structures on jello base to teach them the concept of how earthquakes can impact the structure.

Young Programmer (Grade 1 & 2 Kids)

  • We taught the kids about the basic principals of Programming.

Lift it with Airfoil (Grade 3, 4, & 5 Kids)

  • We taught kids the basic concept of how wings help airplanes fly. The concepts of Lift, Gravity, Thrust, & Drag were explained. The kids had the opportunity to build an airfoil using paper and then demonstrate the concept of Lift using air being blown from a fan.

Space Maze Programming (Grade 3, 4, & 5 Kids)

  • We taught kids the basics of programming using the "Scratch" programming methods developed at MIT. The kids programmed to solve a space maze puzzle. The purpose of this activity was to teach how to code and at the same time making them aware about space, space junk and the ISS.

A special thank you to our volunteers that made it a success!
Click Here to see photos from the event!