Campy on Campus

SCSU is proud to present the CAMPY on Campus for 2019.  About 100 middle school students have participated in the past ten years by attending session here at Southern.  Please join us for a day of fun activities in Math and Science.  The presenters are eager to share their experiences and activities!  This day is successful because of the volunteer presenters, including faculty from ECSU, US Navy Submarine Force Museum, High School Teachers, National T3 Instructors from Texas Instruments, and SCSU faculty.  Join us for a day of fun!

This event has been canceled.

Southern Connecticut State University
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
8:00- 9:00 a.m. Registration in Engleman Hall (EN) A 120.
Refreshments -- EN B 121 A/B

 

Morning Sessions 9:00 - 11:00 am

AM Session #

Presenter

Title of Presentation

Description

1.

Ed DePeau - National T3 Instructor - Texas Instruments

MATH IN MOTION with TI-Innovator Rover Robotic Vehicle

Use the TI-Innovator™ Rover robotic vehicles and TI-Basic commands to drive and explore. You will learn some easy coding, that you do right on the TI calculators, to make the Rovers travel a path, draw shapes, avoid obstacles, CRASH and MORE

2.

Justin Spielmann – Director of Education USN Submarine Force Museum

Math Beneath the Waves

Examine some of the many ways that math is used to ensure the successful operation of a submarine. Students participate in activities that demonstrate the role that mathematics plays in tasks ranging from figuring out where you are, to how to sink the enemy.

3.

Steve Lecky -

High School Teacher

A “Bit” of an Introduction to Computer Science!

A computer is an electronic device filled with switches and circuits.  How do we use this hardware to make the computer function as it does?  It all comes down to what we call “bits”.  In this session, we’ll explore binary arithmetic, which is the essential mathematics needed to understand how computers work.  We’ll learn how a computer can represent and store numbers and words.  And, we’ll create color images and then explore how a computer can represent and store your image.  And, we’ll have fun while we explore computer science!

4.

Mr. Thomas Sadowski
and
Ms. Barbara Ellen Scanley - Southern CT State University

"Nanoscience the realm of atoms and nanostructures"

Students will do a series of hands on Nanoscience experiments that explore how super small things behave differently. Tour the Nanocharacterization Laboratory, check out a Scanning Electron Microscope and see how Nanoscientist explore the Nanoworld.

5.

Dr. Marsha Davis - Eastern Connecticut State University

I Missed You Nearly

Car stunts must be very carefully planned or the stunt men and women performing them could lose their lives. In this session, students will use their mathematics to design one or more stunts and, for at least one of the stunts, students will test their design using battery-operated toys. Calculator Based Rangers (CBRs) and graphing calculators will be used to gather information about a variety of motions including the motions of battery operated toys.

 

Lunch in EN B 121 : 11:15-11:45 pm
Afternoon sessions: 12:00 noon -2:00 pm

PM Session #

Presenter

Title of Presentation

Description

6.

Ed DePeau - National T3 Instructor - Texas Instruments

MATH IN MOTION with TI-Innovator Rover Robotic Vehicle!

Use the TI-Innovator™ Rover robotic vehicles and TI-Basic commands to drive and explore. You will learn some easy coding, that you do right on the TI calculators, to make the Rovers travel a path, draw shapes, avoid obstacles, CRASH and MORE!

7.

Justin Spielmann – Director of Education USN Submarine Force Museum

Math Beneath the Waves

Examine some of the many ways that math is used to ensure the successful operation of a submarine. Students participate in activities that demonstrate the role that mathematics plays in tasks ranging from figuring out where you are, to how to sink the enemy.

8.

Klay Kruczek – Professor of Mathematics SCSU

Go Fly a Kite

In this hands-on activity, we’ll be building a tetrahedral kite made of straws, ribbon and tissue paper.  We will learn about scale factors and their effects on volume and surface area when going from a little tetrahedron to the big tetrahedron kite. With a little bit of luck (and wind), we’ll get this kite to fly.

9.

Mr. Thomas Sadowski
and
Ms. Barbara Ellen Scanley - Southern CT State University

"Nanoscience the realm of atoms and nanostructures"

Students will do a series of hands on Nanoscience experiments that explore how super small things behave differently. Tour the Nanocharacterization Laboratory, check out a Scanning Electron Microscope and see how Nanoscientist explore the Nanoworld.

10.

Dr. Marsha Davis

- Eastern Connecticut State University

I Missed You Nearly

Car stunts must be very carefully planned or the stunt men and women performing them could lose their lives. In this session, students will use their mathematics to design one or more stunts and, for at least one of the stunts, students will test their design using battery-operated toys. Calculator Based Rangers (CBRs) and graphing calculators will be used to gather information about a variety of motions including the motions of battery operated toys.