ENVISION members Emil Annevelink, James Carpenter, Drew Kuhn, and Aleczandria Tiffany, did a Zoom outreach at Franklin STEAM Academy to share the science behind breadmaking and their experiences as PhD students at Illinois. To check out more, I-STEM has written a full-length article about the event! Click here to see the article. ENVISION is excited to be able to continue outreach even during a pandemic!
ENVISION hosted a “paint” night where members could express their creativity. The event was held over zoom and members without paints used other mediums to replicate art from Offshoot Beer Co. We hope to see more members during our next social and creativity events!
Featured art from Ki Yun Lee, Aleczandria Tiffany, Marley Dewey, and Mohamed Mousa (left to right).
ENVISION partnered with Graduate Engineers Diversifying Illinois (GEDI), the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department (UIUC), and the UIUC chapter of National Society of Black Engineers for a night dedicated to hands-on STEM and Art activities. Elementary school students were able to get involved in hands-on activities from anamorphic art to catapult design.
ENVISION partnered with Urbana Middle School’s SPLASH program in Spring 2019 again to introduce students to a variety of science topics. Students created Borax crystals (chemistry), tested the range of homemade catapults (civil engineering/physics), assembled circuits (electrical engineering), and created their own bridges and added weights to these to test the stability of their structures (civil engineering).
ENVISION partnered with Urbana Middle School’s SPLASH program in Fall 2018 to introduce students to a variety of science fields through interactive experiments. This semester they used 3D pens (3D printing), created rain in a jar (atmospheric sciences), tested homemade structures on an earthquake simulator (civil engineering), and created parachutes for an egg drop test (physics).
ENVISION partnered with the Principal Scholar Program (PSP) to welcome over a hundred middle school students to interact in three break-out sessions about circuitry, aerodynamics, and structures.
Envision partnered with the Principal Scholar Program (PSP) to welcome over a hundred middle school students from Champaign-Urbana and Chicago areas to create a day-long symposium that highlighted the diversity of engineering fields. Envision hosted three break-out sessions that taught students about circuitry, aerodynamics, and structures. Each break-out session corresponded to a different engineering discipline and encouraged students to design, prototype, and work in teams.