Registration for DECTech Fall Sessions for fall 2022 are CLOSED
DECtech is a Colorado School of Mines outreach program designed especially for girls! Program leaders are female Mines students who are both passionate about their subjects of study and sharing this passion with the next generation. Our mission is to engage girls in STEM by introducing them to various subjects with an interactive, engaging, and hands-on approach!
K-12 students are the inventors, engineers, designers, and programmers of the future who will be challenged with problems that do not exist today. The fall 2022 DECtech sessions will expose students to current topics, skills, and knowledge in classrooms led by Mines undergraduates. Through fun hands on activities, unplugged activities, outdoor exploration, STEM labs, and computer applications, we will do our best to inspire, encourage, and stimulate your student's creativity and innate intelligence.
This Fall 2022 session, girls will be immersed in a world of crystals. They will learn about crystal formations and geometry and the use of crystals in engineering. Students will do several projects including making crystals and kaleidoscopes.
In this DecTech session, girls will learn about the chemistry composition, industry uses of, and geometry present in crystals. They will also use and modify a program that incorporates all that they've learned in the previous weeks.
In this session, girls will explore the world of engineering through the lens of crystals. By the end they will have an idea of the influence crystals have and inspiration for their future.