Introducing the Wearable Device Challenge


Date: January 26, 2018 (9am-3pm)

Location: Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

Cost: $65 (free for STEM-E Grant systems)*

Are you looking for a new STEM project to hook students interested in health occupations, textiles, fashion design, athletics, programming, and more?

Then, join us for a day of discovery and learn how to design a wearable device.

Students can enter a competition to share their prototype and you can encourage entrepreneurship!  Topics covered in the workshop include:

– Overview of the ASSIST Center, research, and opportunities for K-12 students and teachers.

– Introduction of the One Health concept.

– What is the Wearable Device Challenge and how can teachers get involved?

– Teaching Engineering Design in the classroom in a project-based approach: examples, resources, and lessons learned.

– Hands-on introduction to the tools and resources including:

         – Engineering Design Process: activities/demonstrations

         – Systems Thinking, Ideation, and Mind Mapping tools

         – Arduino platforms, basic circuits, sensors, and energy harvesting

         – Basics of Arduino Programming

Contact Hours: 5

*Participants from Swain, Clay, Haywood, Cherokee, Macon, Graham, Jackson, and Cherokee Central Schools are invited to register for this session for free due to a grant with your systems.