Minecraft Coding and 3D Painting
Stop by Microsoft’s table to learn about coding through the popular game, Minecraft! Plus, use Paint 3D to draw a picture on a Microsoft Surface.
Torpedo: Hit or Miss
How close to the target will your torpedo explode? Check out our hands-on demonstration of the connection between naval operations and math!
Teradyne Universal Robots
See and learn about collaborative robots (cobots) designed to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace. Mark Levin, author of the recently published “Improving Product Reliability and Software Quality,” will also be on hand to talk about reliability engineering.
ISS-Above: Mission Control
ISS-Above is mission control of the International Space Station for the classroom. More than 3,000 of these devices are installed worldwide, including one at STEM3 Academy. Learn how often the ISS is passing by and see live views of the earth from space. Plus, take home a free 3D-printed ISS pendant!
The Ultimate Drone Demonstration
The DroneBase team will be on hand to take you high into the clouds as they demonstrate drone technology. Learn the ins and outs of these amazing flying machines and watch as they maneuver through the sky during flight demos.
Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most fascinating creatures—reptiles! Don’t miss the chance to see, touch, hold, and learn about lizards, snakes, and more. (10am – noon only)
Coding is the language of today and the future, and Code Ninjas will show you just how fun it can be! Learn about this important skill as you play video games and try out some of Code Ninjas’ robots.
The Science of Water
Have you ever wondered how water gets from water sources (like rivers and reserves) to your home? The Energy Coalition will host an interactive water-energy nexus activity where you’ll build water transport models to demonstrate how water is transported from our water sources to the community.
Deep Sea Diver Engineering
Dive deep into the science of buoyancy as you create unique devices with common, household items that become neutrally buoyant in water.
Aerospace Hardware Display
Check out Raytheon’s interactive display of a variety of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware and material used in the aerospace industry in opto-mechanical design.
Barboza Space Center will wow you with their humanoid robots as you learn about artificial intelligence, Mars, space mathematics, and more!
Civil Air Patrol
Learn about aerospace from experts at Civil Air Patrol and Harbor Soaring Society. Check out their model aircraft and exhibits to find out how they accomplish their mission from the sky.
Learn the ins and outs of mechanics, electronics and software at Makeblock’s hands-on booth where you’ll figure out how to make remote-controlled vehicles and hovercraft run.
LEGO Building Challenge
Play-Well TEKnologies will put your engineering skills to the test with their interactive LEGO building challenge.
Inside the Tech of the California Highway Patrol
Take a look inside a California Highway Patrol vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art technology. A CHP officer will show you how radar, computers and other mobile tech tools help the department do its job safely and effectively.
Virtual Reality Experience
Immerse yourself in the virtual world of the HTC VIVE virtual reality system. This unforgettable first-person experience is designed for you to interact with a new and exciting world.
STEM³ Academy’s competitive robotics team will show off their amazing robots. Learn how they’re made, how they work, and have a turn taking them out for a test drive!
Rube Goldberg Machine
Artist and engineer Brett Doar will lead a hands-on workshop on the process of designing and building Rube Goldberg machines. You’ll help build one of these complex contraptions in which a series of devices perform simple tasks that when linked together produce a domino effect creating interactive and kinetic devices.
Concoct a batch of slime that’s out of this world! Release your inner mad scientist as you mix up a batch of oozing slime that could only be from a galaxy far, far away.
Engineer and Construct a Paper Masterpiece
Ordinary paper gets extraordinary when artist, designer, and imaginer Eric Ward gets his hands on it. Check out his unique, three-dimensional PAGO figures and make your own paper creations.
Build An Outerspace Vibrobot
Have a blast making your own vibrobot nano creature, a tiny robot powered by a vibrating motor like those found in cell phones. You’ll learn about engineering and robotics during this fun, hands-on activity and take home your new creature!
Learn the basics of electricity by combining paper, copper tape, LED lights, and a battery to create a low-voltage electronic circuit. You can even lay your circuit out to make a light-up design that you can take home.
Rubber Band Helicopters
Explore aerodynamics and engineering as you construct a helicopter that can fly up to 20 feet in the air using simple household items and the energy of a rubber band.
Moon Rock Harvester
Build your own moon rock harvester and compete with others to see how many rocks you can pick up.
LED Astronaut Name Badge
Every astronaut needs a name badge fit for space. Etch your name into a piece of acrylic, add an LED light, and watch in wonder as your name lights up so your fellow astronauts can identify you in space!
Solar-powered art comes to life as you make beautiful pictures by placing objects on special paper and exposing it to the sun. The paper undergoes a chemical change when exposed to sunlight that imprints the image onto it. Add water and let it dry to permanently save your new work of art.
Build a Biome Terrarium
Use your imagination and create a biological community inside a small, glass dome. Add sand, rocks, moss, and other items to create your own mini biome.
Popsicle Stick Engineering
Put your ingenuity to the test and see what you can build using just popsicle sticks and glue. From bridges and buildings to houses and stick figures, there’s no limit on what you can make with a little engineering and creativity.
Come see the magic as the team from GEARup4Youth shows you how to create music and play games using fruit and science!
You’ve never experienced bubbles like this! Get your hands on the latest bubble-making tools and transform soapy solution into flowers, butterflies, dinosaurs, and more incredible shapes. A bubblologist will facilitate this interactive activity that is sure to be fun for participants of all ages!
Let your imagination soar with your very own rocket! Join STEMup4Youth for this exciting launch and compete with your friends to see whose rocket can fly the highest
Show Off Your Moves
Show your best dance moves as you rock out to a hit playlist curated by an MC from Extreme DJ.
Make Your Own Button
Get artistic as you design your own button and use a button-making machine to seal your creation into a piece you can wear!
Giant Connect 4
Strategize the best moves to get four of your colored game pieces in a row. The first player to do so wins!
Put your engineering skills to the test as you build a tower of wooden blocks by pulling them out from the bottom and moving them to the top. Careful – don’t be the one to make it fall!
Each attendee will walk away with the latest issue of Parenting OC magazine, the ultimate source for community news and parenting advice in Orange County.
Hungry? Fuel up with delicious, fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine from MAIZE Cocina food truck.