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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Open house showcases technology workshops for kids

The Kansas Technology Center at Pittsburg State University will hold an open house from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, to show youngsters and parents a little of what the kids will learn in their annual summer technology workshops. The workshops, for youngsters 9-14, begin on July 7.

Students and parents will see first-hand some of the activities that are planned. They will be able to meet the instructors, sign up for the workshops that interest them and register for one free workshop admission that will be given away.

Demonstrations will take place in the Plastics Lab, Room W-127, and the Construction Lab, Room W-110. Visitors should enter at the northwest entrance to the building and follow the signs.

This year’s schedule includes:

“Plastic is Fantastic” – A fast-paced look at the materials, processes and design methods involved in the plastics industry. Students will receive first-hand experience in material classification and usage, standard plastic processing including injection molding, rotational molding, extrusion, composite structure and testing. Each participant will get to keep the materials they make.

Level I – July 7-11, 9 a.m.-noon
Level 2 – July 7-11, 1-4 p.m.

“Construct Your Future” - An opportunity to explore the professional aspects of the construction industry including 3D modeling, computer estimating and scheduling, along with plenty of activities related to a professional construction management career.

Level 1 – July 14-18, 9 a.m.-noon
Level 2 – July 14-18, 1-4 p.m.

“Adventures in Robotics” - Adventures in Robotics is a series of hands-on workshops for children. Topics to be covered include teamwork, programming, brainstorming, construction techniques, robotic basics, and electro-mechanics.

Adventures I (first session) – July 21-25, 9 a.m.-noon
Adventures I (second session) – July 21-25, 1-4 p.m.
Adventures II (only session) – July 28-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-noon

For more information on curriculum, fees, or to sign up for a workshop, contact Randy Winzer at 620-235-4370, the Department of Engineering Technology at 620-235-4350, or visit http://www.pittstate.edu/air/.

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