STEM University will take place on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, North Campus.
This is a great opportunity for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Ventures, unit
leaders, and parents to learn about and for the Scouts to earn the new NOVA
awards and other STEM related advancement badges. Counselor and Supernova
Mentor training will be available for adults.
The Cub Scout Program
The Cub Scout program will be focused on
earning the Science NOVA “Science Everywhere” and accompanying academic
Five 30-Minute Sessions / 50 Scouts per session
1. Videos featuring either “Mythbusters”, “Good Eats”, or TED Talks
2. Earning academic belt loop – 3 choices: Astronomy, Map & Compass, and Weather
3. Orientation on Science – paper airplanes activity
4. Science Demo – robotics
5. Discussion on how Science effects everyday life
Day will end with a cool STEM movie in the auditorium
The Boy Scout Program
The Boy Scout program will offer the
Scouts their choice to pick from a list for one morning session topic and one
They can do one of 4 NOVA awards
and pick from 6 merit badges (Space Exploration, Weather, Nuclear Science,
Composite Materials, Engineering, and Personal Management).
We may end up adding a few more
merit badge choices before the registration materials go out.
The Venturing Program
The Exploring/Venturing program will
focus will be on the Technology NOVA – Power Up! The Venturers will be divided into
4 groups and rotate round robin style thru 4 program areas thru the start of the
The four program sessions to
rotate through will be:
session – Mythbusters (on transportation technology)
Planetarium – Space Exploration orientation session / Science Center
car building session
session - Space videos/discuss
The program day will end up with
Blast car races for distance and speed
Registration opportunities will become available by November
9 and more details will be provided then. The fee (still to be
determined) will cover event patch and lunch. We don’t anticipate taking
walk-ins and registrations will be due by Friday, December 14th.
There will also be an online registration process for youth and
adult staff. We do welcome any Scouter
to help on the event staff.
Please remind leaders to sign up to be Supernova Mentors. More info at STEM.stlbsa.org