Science Olympiad - Feb 6, 2016 - Call for Volunteers
K-12 STEM Volunteer Opportunity - Science Olympiad Tournament 2016
Feb 6, 2015
Kingwood High School
Learn more at www.mithouston.org/science-olympiad
The MIT Club of South Texas is the co sponsor of a Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament to be held at Kingwood High School on February 6, 2016. Over a dozen MIT alums/parents volunteered last year to contribute to the success of our inaugural event.
We are looking for MIT alumni and their friends and family to help out in several areas:
1. Test writing/creation as an Event Supervisor for one of the Middle School (B) or High School (C) topics.
2. Help running the invitational on February 6, 2016. Volunteers are needed to proctor and grade exams, compile scores and give out awards.
To volunteer or for more information please contact
Marilyn Taggi Cisar at email@example.com
or Coleen Smith at MITCoSTX.Tournament@gmail.com
or visit the Club of South Texas’ Science Olympiad background webpage www.mithouston.org/science-olympiad
More information on the Science Olympiad general program can be found at www.soinc.org
1. (v) what you do when you have an itch
2. (n) an programming language developed at MIT to help teach children (and adults) programming in a fun and easy manner
3. (n) an opportunity to participate in the MIT K-12 STEM outreach
We have two opportunities to work with high school students on projects involving the SCRATCH programming language.
The first opportunity is working as an event coordinator or grader for the MIT Club of South Texas/Kingwood High School Science Olympiad Invitational at Kingwood High School on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The event is called "Game On" and is a new national event that was trialed here in Texas last year. As the event coordinator, you create the "test" in which you direct the teams on a broad theme and required game elements. Several volunteers will be required to score the programs after the exam. SCRATCH is available for download at scratch.mit.edu
A second opportunity is teaching SCRATCH at the Star of Hope mission. The MIT Club of South Texas is putting together a series of STEM programs for high school students on Friday evenings at the Star of Hope Mission and demonstrating accessible technology for high school students. SCRATCH has been designed to let students have quick results from their programming effort. Dates will be scheduled in 2016.
If you are interested in helping with either of these activities please contact Marilyn Taggi Cisar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Robots, Rockets and Ribs!
Saturday, December 12, 2015
11am until 2pm
Shady Meadows 10 Acre Park
Cypress, TX 77433
(At the intersection of Carolina Falls Lane and Carolina Hills Drive just off Cypresswood Drive). It's a mile east of the Houston Premium Outlet Mall for those who would like to combine the trip with holiday shopping!
The Cy-Borgs Robotics team #3335 is throwing a party! FIRST robotics team #3335 is sponsored in part by the MIT Club of South Texas. On Saturday, December 12 from 11am until 2pm the Cy-Borgs will be hosting their first fun fundraising where they will be demonstrating their robots, participating in a rocket launch contest, and serving Texas style ribs/bbq plates.
These roboteers will become rocketeers as they venture into the world of water launched rockets constructed from 2 liter soda bottles. So come out and enjoy some time with the Cy-Borg Robotics team and their new rockets. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
For up to the minute details on the event, please check the team's website www.cypressranchrobotics.com
For further information contact Marilyn Taggi Cisar at email@example.com
South Texas K-12 STEM Webpage Launch
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