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STEM University 2020!
January 4, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM$18.00
STEM University will be held again at Albright College on January 4, 2020. Registration will open on October 31st! This event is popular, plan to register early, each merit badge class has limited space.
If a badge isn’t listed, there are no prerequisites required. All work will be completed in class on January 4th.
Review the MB pamphlet. – Prep for day and all requirements
Look up “Composite materials” on Wikipedia- Requirement #2
Find Three websites that:
Discuss use of composites. – 4B
Be about companies that manufacture materials used in composites – 3A
Be about operation, projects, etc that use composites. 6
Look for Manufacturers of resins used in composites… get an MSDS and bring to class. – 3A,b,c
Identify 3 things in everyday life made of Composites. 2
Identify a business near your home that used composites. 6
1 – show your current, up-to-date, Cyber Chip
5b – using an internet search engine to find ideas for conducting a court of honor or campfire program
6 – do three of the eight options listed and show to a counselor
9 – do one of the two options and discuss with a counselor
All items need to be brought to STEM U to show and discuss with the counselors.
2, 3, 5, 8, 9A, 11
1. Read pages 15 to 41 and 83 to 89 of the merit badge booklet.
2. Print latest Electronics Work Sheet from https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Electronics.pdf
3. Answer questions 1, 5, and 6 of the Work Sheet.
4. When registering for this Merit badge indicate the following:
I want to make the following:
a. A control device
b. A digital device
c. An audio device
Select A, B, or C.
Pre-requisites to complete prior to STEM U:
1a, 1b, 4 (14-day energy audit), 4a, 5,6,7,8
Requirements covered at STEM U in addition to discussion of your pre-requisites:
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4b
- Document your sources for the article in 1 and the energy diagrams in 6. Your citation should contain enough information for the counselor to find the article or information. Bringing a hard copy of the article is also acceptable.
- Note that Google and Wikipedia are good tools to find sources, but they are not acceptable sources themselves. Google is a search tool and Wikipedia is subject to change. Sources like U.S. Energy Information Administration, other government websites, or articles published online or in print are the best sources for you to use.
- Using the merit badge workbook packet available on USSCOUTS.ORG is recommended to help you organize your work.
6 and 7
1, 4A and 4B
2B – Choose an element from the periodic table. Construct 3-D models for the atoms of three isotopes of this element, showing neutrons, protons, and electrons. Use the three models to explain the difference between atomic number and mass number and the difference between the quark structure of a neutron and a proton.
1 – Show your current, up-to-date, Cyber Chip
3 – Create a list of ten popular programming languages in use today
6 – Find out about three career opportunities that require knowledge in programming. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required.
Using the resources on the following web page complete the below pre-requisites http://k2gw.tripod.com/radiomeritbadge/
Do the following:
2 a. Sketch a diagram showing how radio waves travel locally and around the world.
3 a. Draw a chart of the electromagnetic spectrum covering 300 kilohertz (kHz) to 3,000 megahertz (MHz).
3b. Label the MF, HF, VHF, UHF, and microwave portions of the spectrum on your diagram.
3c. Locate on your chart at least eight radio services such as AM and FM commercial broadcast, citizens band (CB), television, amateur radio (at least four amateur radio bands), and public service (police and fire).
4a. Explain the differences between a block diagram and a schematic diagram.
4b. Draw a block diagram for a radio station that includes a transceiver, amplifier, microphone, antenna, and feed line.
4d. Explain how NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) can alert you to danger.
4e. Explain how cellular telephones work. Identify their benefits and limitations in an emergency.
5. Find out about three career opportunities in radio. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
3 – Ward and Cold Front drawings
6 – Diagram the water cycle with processes labeled
9 – If doing A, bring completed chart with instrument constructed (or photo of). If doing B, bring interview notes/photos for verification
10 – Copy of presentation outline and proof of presentation. Proof of presentation may be a note from Scoutmaster.
Cubs and Scouts, BSA are invited to attend. Cub Scouts must be Bear rank or higher. Admission is $18.00 Due to space, 50 cub scout slots are available. Boy Scout registration will be capped at 200. Boy Scouts will be able to earn two merit badges.
STEM University offers Scouts to earn unique merit badges and explore being a college student for a day by managing their own schedule. Some merit badges will require prerequisite work. The prereqs will be posted during registration.
Scouts are required to bring their own lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. Scouts will be moving from building to building throughout the day. Dress code is Class B.
Registration will open at 8:00am for Scouts, BSA, classes start at 9:00am
Registration will open at 9:30am for Cub Scouts, classes start at 10:00am
Closing will take place at 4:00pm.
Merit Badges may include, but not limited to: Nuclear Science, Chemistry, Digital Technology, Electricity, Energy, Geocaching, Programming, Engineering, Composite Materials, Weather, Game Design, Chess, Radio
Cub Scouts will work on a specific NOVA pin and do their own coding using SCRATCH!