The Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton has been pleased to have students and their families from (County) participate in previous TechFest at Sinclair Community College.
TechFestTM 2016 (the Fourteenth Annual) will be on Saturday, February 13, 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, February 14, 11 am – 5 pm. It will be held in the David Ponitz Center (Building 12) at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio 45402). (GPS Setting: 301 West Fourth Street, Dayton, Ohio)
This is an invitation for your students, their families, school staff and faculty in the Greater Dayton/Miami Valley to have FREE family fun with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at TechFestTM. TechFestTM is for youth K-12. Youth and their parents can explore many facets of STEM together. TechFest does not cost the families or the schools anything. The purpose is to inspire youth to study math and science in their school environment.
Advance Registration is not required.
Participating in TechFestTM is like going to a community festival. Participants explore what is interesting to them, explore new things, and have fun. Students can explore the many features of TechFestTM. They will find experiences that align with many of the lessons that they may see in school. It is an opportunity to both reinforce current interests as well as to discover new interests.
TechFestTM is planned and managed as a commercial free career exploration program by volunteers of the Affiliate Societies Council (ASC) of Dayton to celebrate Engineers and Scientists week in the Greater Miami Valley area. The ASC is a 501(c ) 3 organization) and is supported totally by donations and volunteers.
Additional Information on TechFestTM and a generic consent form is available at http://www.ascdayton.org/
A summary of TechFestTM program features include:
Hands-on interactive exhibits that are demonstrated by practicing scientists and engineers. TechFestTM typically has approximately 70 exhibits from professional societies, colleges, universities, businesses, parks, museums, and Wright-Paterson Air Force Base. The central focus on exhibits is in building 12, often with others in buildings 11 and/or 13 and occasionally, outside. The wide range of topics includes but is not limited to biology, life sciences, chemistry, physics, aviation, electricity, manufacturing, weather, space, environmental science, computer technology, computer simulation, computer games, optics, math, civil engineering, project management, safety, technology of public safety, and more. Additionally, participants may explore a computer “museum” and the National Engineering and Science Hall of Fame. Youth and their parents can ask questions of these people about their job, their career, the subjects that they needed to study, and what they like about their chosen fields. This is particularly valuable for youth in middle school and high school who need to be preparing themselves to enter a career.
Stage demonstrations and presentations on STEM topics. TechFestTM typically will have approximately 10 presenters including scientists and engineers who make scheduled entertaining and informative presentations during the week-end agenda. “Info-tainment” presentations include: piloting an F16; Math, Magic and Mystery, Thomas Edison, Christopher Columbus, chemistry, waves sciences all around us, Inventing a 3-D printer, and more.