Area Kids Invited to ‘Pump up the STEAM’ with Mazza’s New STEAM Club
The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will be offering a new after-school program series focusing on STEAM education. Children in the community will explore new topics and “Pump up the STEAM” with STEAM Club at University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum.
Available for children in grades 5-8, the six-week program will consist of one session per week beginning Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Mazza’s Joseph and Judith Conda STEAM Education Center. Cost of registration is $175 per student and covers all six courses in the series. Cost for those who pre-register before Feb. 12 is $150. Registration closes Feb. 20. Limited space is available.
This six-week, STEAM focused after-school program is designed for the innovators of tomorrow. University of Findlay faculty and staff will lead each session that will dive into the world of STEAM in new and unique ways. Students who attend all six sessions will earn a lab coat and will be invited to attend a special Lab Coat Ceremony.
Heather Sensel, education manager at the Mazza Museum, noted, “These sessions will allow students to explore, engage, and discuss real-world problems while utilizing hands on techniques that create a space for collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity to EXPLODE!”
Pigments – The Science of Color
Tuesday, Feb 22 | 6-8 p.m.
Instructors: Dana Emmert, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry
Hands in Motion
Tuesday, April 12 | 6-8 p.m.
Instructors: LaDonna Weir, OTD, assistant professor in occupational therapy; Megan McLaughlin, MOT, instructor of teaching in occupational therapy; and Rebecca Herr, OTD, assistant professor of teaching in occupational therapy
Waste to Energy
Tuesday, March 8 | 6-8 p.m.
Instructors: Nathan Tice, Ph.D. chair of the department of physical sciences and associate professor of chemistry; and Gwynne S. Rife, Ph.D. chair of advanced professional programs in the college of education and professor of biological sciences
Rockets & Racecars
Tuesday, March 22 | 6-8 p.m.
Instructors: Guofen (Heather) Yu, Ph.D., professor of physics; and Landon Bellavia, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics
What about Wastewater?
Tuesday, April 26 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Instructors: Kim M. Lichtveld, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental, safety, and occupational health management; and Seth Ebersviller, PH.D. – assistant professor of environmental, safety, and occupational health management
Planetarium Show & Lab Coat Ceremony
Tuesday, May 10 | 6-8 p.m.
Lab Coat Ceremony to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Steven C Wild, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics