STEMaTHON is a 2 day virtual event hosted by the National Capital Area Council’s STEM Commitee, which aims to encourage exploration of STEM interests, future career opportunities and hobbies.
Join us from September 5-6, 2020 for a STEMaTHON: Scouts Building Bridges and Feeding the World through the lens and tools of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This two day event includes online workshops, keynotes, tours, presentations and even activities!
The scheduled events are below, but there are also activities you can do in advance to be featured in the STEMaTHON:
– Build a bridge in the STEMaTHON Engineering Bridge competition! When you register for the competition, we will mail you the kits. You are also invited to attend the Engineering Merit Badge STEMaTHON sessions to earn your Engineering Merit Badge. Be sure to check out the attachment on this webpage for more on the competition.
– Design and execute Rube Goldberg Machine that rolls a can of food a distance of at least 1 foot, film your creation and send the video in to our channel! Details attached in the webpage.
Saturday: Building Bridges
10AM : Welcome Keynote
11AM : STEM Careers Conference
Professional Engineer, Mr. Paul MacDonald, Career Talk & Q&A
12PM : Lunch Hour Programming
1PM : Bridges to the Point of Destruction | Live Competition
3PM : Inventions Showcase
3:30 PM : Supernova & Nova Kickoff!
Sessions for Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA on how to get started with the Nova & Supernova Awards
5PM : STEM Scouts | Season 6 Kickoff
6:30 PM: STEM Innovator Moment
Rockets & Airplanes, 30 years at NASA with Mr. Tony Springer & Q&A
8PM: Astronomy Activity
Sunday: Feeding the World
10AM : UMD, AGNR Keynotes
Dean Dr. Beyrouty, Chair Dr. Bowerman, Professor Dr. Ellis
Food Security & Food Safety, Green Infrastructure & Water Quality Treatment
11AM: 4H Water Quality & Community Service
11:45PM : Engineers Without Borders | Water around the World
12:30PM : Food (In)Security and Sustainable Development
1:00PM : Einstein’s Science Fair
with NCAC Einstein Supernova recipient William Cather
2PM : Feeding The World: Rube Goldberg Machines
3PM : Bees and Honey
4PM : STEM Awards & Closing