UNO TRiO’s Upward Bound programs in the news! Inside Science kicks off with Baseball-

Click here to see our students testing their reaction time as they learned about the Science and Engineering of Baseball.Jordan and reflexes

Jordan Burnett tests his reaction time with UNO engineering major Zachary Schexnaydre

Students learned firsthand from Privateer baseball players and UNO science and engineering students about basic science and engineering principles and then saw those principles put into action during an intercollegiate game. Saturday’s event was the first edition of UNO’s Inside Sports program, which is designed to give high school students a better appreciation of science and engineering concepts that play an important role in sports.

Inside Sports is presented by UNO’s Office of Research, College of Sciences and College of Engineering. Saturday’s program focused on baseball and probed concepts such as kinetic energy, motion and how the materials of the bat and ball affect how they behave in a game.  Matt Tarr, UNO’s vice president for research and economic development, welcomed them and delivered an overview of the basic concepts. Students heard from members of the Privateers baseball team about how these concepts factor into their experiences on the field. Breaking out into smaller groups, high schoolers participated in an exercise with the help of undergraduate students from UNO science and engineering programs that allowed them to calculate their own reaction time.

See more pictures here. Great job Project PASS Upward Bound, Jefferson Upward Bound and Classic Upward Bound!

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Special Event- April 22- Mini Maker Faire

Mini Maker Faire video     See what it’s all about!

April 22- New Orleans Maker Faire at Delgado. 10AM t0 2Pm

New Orleans Maker Faire 2017

Robots, Forensic Science, build a smartphone, make a musical instrument, special effects and prop design for movies- it’s all here for you to explore.

Buses will pick up students at home and take them to Delgado- food trucks will be on hand, so bring a few dollars for lunch. Buses will bring kids home from Delgado at 2Pm.

Questions about any of these special events? Call Ms. Molnar at 504-280-1262.

Science Lab April 9- Dissecting Owl Pellets !

Dissecting Owl Pellets

Dissecting Owl Pellets

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Yup, that's a skull !

Yup, that’s a skull !

At our last Saturday session we discovered what some owls like to eat- and figured out HOW MUCH they eat, based on what we found in their digested pellets ! Tiny skulls and bones, lots of tiny bones– were found as we dissected and analyzed what we found.

Stay tuned- much more Science coming this summer!