Today we met Jamie Robinson, a Process Engineer at Suncor Energy in Denver. We learned about how chemical engineers design and build systems for chemical production on a very large scale.
Our hands-on challenge was to design a "mini popper" that exploded in exactly 2 seconds. After learning about the chemical reactions that occur when mixing vinegar and baking soda, we put on our chemical engineering hats to figure out just the right mix of ingredients to accomplish the goal. There was in fact no "right" answer, but many possible combinations!
Today we welcomed Sarah Sasse, a molecular biologist at National Jewish Health, who uses cutting-edge genomics-based tools to understand transcriptional regulation by glucocorticoids in healthy and diseased airways.
She shared her incredible career journey and then led us through a "human genome scavenger hunt" using an online genomics tool that she and her colleagues use on a daily basis!
Today we got to meet Lynn Riemer, an experienced forensic chemist, illicit drug expert, community advocate and prior member of the North Metro Drug Task Force in Colorado. We learned all about her extraordinary experiences in the field, and the major role chemistry plays in solving crimes.
We also got to experiment in our own version of a crime lab, observing reactions between commonly known powders and various solutions. We were then able to use these observations to correctly identify an unknown substance! [download activity]
First, sign up at canva.com through Google (your school account)
This will bring you to the Beginner's Challenge. Once you have completed the Beginner's Challenge, try these other tutorials:
Once you've got the hang of those, click the Canva logo at the top left to return to main page and click Create a design. Then choose Business Card.
Now design a business card that represents you! Be sure to include:
A front and back design. Click +Add a new page at the bottom to add a second canvas for the other side.
Your name and a creative title for yourself: Cat Lover, Math Lover, Slime Queen, Future Neuroscientist, etc...