USAFA K-12 STEM Outreach Program

      K-12 STEM Outreach Program      

The United States Air Force Academy Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Outreach Program’s mission is to offer a variety of programs and services that effectively engage, inspire, and attract the next generation of STEM talent.

If you have questions about this program and/or would like to receive electronic newsletters from this program, feel free to contact      Sandy Lamb, STEM Outreach Coordinator     719. 333. 8990      Sandra. Lamb. ctr@usafa. edu

and/or check out their webpage at USAFA K-12 STEM Outreach


SPONSORSHIP of PALS

The USAFA K-12 STEM Outreach Program has graciously sponsored materials for several of the PALS Hub Meetings this year !

Many thanks for their contribution of printing for the January 2018 Hub Meeting (Dazzling Chemistry Demos) at the USAFA and their generous donation of 60 infrared thermometers for the April 2018 Hub Meeting (Little Shop of Physics) at Discovery Canyon Campus.


LENDING LIBRARY – The STEM Outreach Program has a Lending Library that allows YOU to check out materials ! If you want to try any of the materials below in your classroom, contact Sandy Lamb at the phone or email listed above.

Click this link to see images of the items listed below:  2018 USAFA Lending Library 1

  • 15 Ozobots
  • 8 WeDo 2.0
  • 6 Cubelets
  • 10 Mindsotrms EV3
  • 14 Code-a-Pillar
  • 6 SPRK+
  • 3 BB-B
  • 10 Snap Circuits
  • 7 Little Bits
  • 6 Keva Contraptions
  • 6 Dash & Dot Wonder Packs
  • 2 Bebot Class Bundles (6 Bebots per Bundle)

Click this link to see images of the items listed below:  2018 USAFA Lending Library 2

  • 7 LabQuest 2
  • 14 Makey Makey Kits
  • 20 Molymod Molecular Model Sets
  • 5 Compound Microscopes
  • 2 Portable Wind Tunnels
  • 8 iPad Air 2 in shockproof cases for Programing WeDo, Mindstorms, Spheros and Oxobots

Click this link to see images of the items listed below:  2018 USAFA Lending Library 3

  • 1 Dewar Flask for Liquid Nitrogen (comes filled with liquid nitrogen, face shield and cryogloves for handling.)
  • 1 set Element Flashcards
  • 5 volume set of Chemical Demonstrations (books) by Shakhashiri
  • 1 Transform Infrared Spectrometer (good for AP Chemistry and Forensic Science classes) *
  • 1 Element Sample Set
  • Chemistry Kit – Chemical Reaction – What is the Powder?
  • Chemistry Kit – Chemical Reaction Mania
  • Chemistry Kit – Controlling a Chemical Reaction

*Attention AP Chemistry, Forensic Science, and other interested teachers: Expose your students to very modern chemical instrumentation and let them use it. The FTIR is an instrument that is used to obtain an infrared spectrum from the absorption or emission of a solid or liquid.  This instrument can be found in some crime scene labs to analyze the chemical make-up of unknown solids and liquids.  It can also be used to analysis the chemical make-up of unknown fibers.  This state-of-theart FTIR has an adapter called Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR). With the ATR, you simply have to put a drop of liquid sample or a small amount of solid sample on the diamond waveguide and that’s it! No sample prep! In fact, you can put swatches of fabric on the waveguide and it can tell the difference between nylon, polyester, wool, cotton……..! The “Fourier Transform” part means that it measures all wavelengths at the same time; it doesn’t scan. It can take 32 spectra in about a minute, average them, and then display the spectrum. It is also able to do library searches of its spectra data bank to find matches. In a word – WOW! It really is easy to use and to interpret the spectra. Very easy to use.


STEM PRESENTATIONS, USAFA TOURS, and even more…

Check out their webpage at https://www.usafa.edu/stem-outreach/ 

USAFA K-12 STEM Outreach – Tour Request Form


NEWSLETTERS

Links to current and former USAFA STEM Outreach Brochure and Newsletters