Explore Your Opportunities: The Sky’s the Limit!TM
2021 Virtual Conference
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Zoom Link: https://westchester-ny.aauw.net/activities/explore-your-opportunities/student-workshops/
EYO Virtual Workshops 10:30 am—12 noon
- Brain Games. Put on your thinking cap and learn to make a model brain cell while learning about all the mind-boggling things a brain can do from recognizing words and colors, to making memories, to controlling your movements.
Workshop Leader: Jenny Libien, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Pathology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
- Introduction to Creative Coding with PSIS. Students will get first-hand experience of just how much fun coding is! They will create a film poster using code.
Workshop Leader: Bolor Amgalan, MFA, MA, Adjunct Faculty at Parson School of Design.
- Survive the Zombie Apocalyse. Learn to stop zombie disease from spreading.
Workshop Leader: Whitney Bagge, PhD, MPH, Disease Ecologist, Ecohealth Alliance
- CAD Girls’ Club: Intro to 3D Modeling. The “CAD Girls’ Club: Intro to 3D Modeling” workshop will engage students in learning by tinkering. This hands-on workshop will give students a shortcut to learning 3D modeling without designing a complex project. They will be shown step-by-step how to create a 3D model using beginner level CAD software. Students will have the freedom to practice virtual thinking, geometry, and making objects come to life on the computer screen. Students will develop their own 3D model and have the basic skills to create more models in the future.
Workshop Leader: Brandi Kinard, MFA, Design & Technology
- Let’s take a Cell-fie Students will never look at the vegetable on their plate the same after this workshop. Vegetables and the plants they come from are composed of cells. These cells determine how the plant looks, feels, and tastes. In this workshop, we’ll ask what do the cells look like?
Workshop Leaders: Adrienne Roeder, PhD Biology, University of California, San Diego.
Kate Harline, PhD Candidate, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
- The Ethics of AI through the Colors in Art. Artificial Intelligence through music and art with the goal of cultivating Racial Equity in the Field of AI. We will explore the field of AI from its basics and create neural art and music.
Workshop Leader: Anika Puri, Student Researcher, Horace Greeley High School, Founder of MoArt
- Slide-ing into Cells. If you sign up for this workshop, we will send you a lab kit with one foldable microscope and several slides of model organisms to observe. During the workshop, students will learn how to draw scientifically. There will also be an optional pre-session for reviewing how to assemble microscopes.
Workshop Leader: Aliya Fisher, Nicolas Kim, Stephen Ogunbiyi: Student Coordinators for Sparking Teen Research Interest for Diversity and Equity in Science (STRIDES), Bronx High School of Science
- Navigating COVID 19 in NYC. Students will use tableau to monitor and make their own predictions on Covid 19 data trends. Students will learn how to use data to better understand the impact of the pandemic across different socio-economic groups, age, and race. Elise Kohl, MBA, New York University, Stern School of Business-Grant.
Workshop Leader: Kushi Shah, MA, in Development Psychology, Director of Data Solutions, Innovative Management Solutions, NY