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Roane State Community College

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701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

February 2023

Materials! Solving the Puzzle from the Bottom Up

Girl uses her laptop that has a TechGirlz sticker on it

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oak Ridge, TN

Event run by ORCSGirls. Have you ever wondered why today’s screens are bigger and brighter, why your new backpack is water resistant, or why certain materials are better for the environment? Have you ever thought about how new materials come to be? The students will learn about materials, how truly tiny (and yet important) atoms are, and how scientists go about solving the puzzle of why and how a material does what it does. We’ll tour materials through history, interactive…

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March 2023

Exercise with the Micro:bit

Teen girl stands in the middle of a library checking her microbit wristband

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oak Ridge, TN

Event run by ORCSGirls. Did you know the MicroBit (www.microbit.org) has a sensor that can tell acceleration and orientation? Learn how to program the MicroBit to sense movement and create a webpage to show the result. Imagine how Doctor could monitor progress during physical therapy or yopu can keep track of your workouts.

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