Science of Basketball – Nov 4, 2017

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Hosted by UNO. Do you want to play basketball in college?

Learn about the science of basketball from the players themselves, activities, face time with men’s and women’s basketball team, scrimmage, 9 am to 12 pm. Check out the link for more details.

Science of Basketball – INSIDE SPORTS

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BIO BLITZ @ City Park Oct. 21

bio blitz

What: a volunteer opportunity to help scientists collect data on every living thing in City Park

When/Where: October 21, 2017 City Park – buses provided for Upward Bound students

We will join Dr. Phil Bucolo and the amazing faculty from Loyola University as they lead us in a Bio Blitz :  a biological inventory or biological census, that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

Parent Signed Waiver Required- download here and return to Ms. Laurie or Ms. Stephanie- Bio Blitz Waiver

 

Saturday April 22 @ Maker Faire !

Look here for more information:  Mini Maker Faire

Buses will pick up later than usual, go straight to Delgado, depart for home at 2PM.

Wear an Upward Bound T-Shirt and NO SANDALS!  There are stinging caterpillars all over the city 😦

Bring a few dollars for lunch from the Food Trucks – we will NOT be going back to UNO for lunch-

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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.