Full STEAM Ahead (Interact Live October 17, 2019)
Grades: 3 to 12

This day of programs is now complete.  The original promo is available above.  Archived editions are now available for each program below.  Just click on the title to be taken to that particular program. 

Full STEAM Ahead with the Civil Air Patrol–Major Jennifer Smith, Missouri Wing Chief of Staff for Missions, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
Grades: 4-8

Interested in aerospace and aviation?  Want to know what it takes to locate a lost aircraft or how to fly a quad copter?  View this program with Major Jennifer Smith from the Civil Air Patrol as you apply STEAM concepts to flying a quad copter and planning an emergency services rescue mission.  Plus, find out what it’s like to be part of the Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Program

Full STEAM Ahead with Zack SmitheyArtist, Designer, and Builder
Grades: 7-12

He’s a sculptor.  He’s a painter.  He’s a designer and builder of container homes.  Yes, Zack Smithey is a multi-talented artist who applies the concepts of STEAM every day in his work.  Learn where his ideas come from.  Discover the process he uses to create a work.  And find out what it takes  to create an aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient home built from metal shipping containers.  How do his designs come to life?  How does he employ STEAM concepts to meet both housing codes and consumer wish lists?  Watch and find out.

Full STEAM Ahead with Medical Research–Dr. Kathryn Tristan, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Grades: 7-12

So how does Mother Nature work?  That’s the big picture question that immunologist Dr. Kathryn Tristan is always interested in finding more answers to.  See science, technology, engineering, and math come together as you explore the scientific process of her work.  Investigate the human body; see tools from her laboratory; and learn what it takes to be a pioneering medical researcher.

Full STEAM Ahead with Mini-Medical School–Dr. Cynthia Wichelman, FACEP, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Washington University in St. Louis Mini-Medical School
Grades: 8-12

You’re a doctor in an emergency room. A patient comes in feeling bad and complaining of pain. What do you do? What questions do you ask? How do you help the patient give you the best information she can to help you make the best diagnosis you can? It’s those questions and more we explore with Dr. Cynthia Wichelman as you think like a doctor when gathering patient information.

Learn about Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Mini-Medical School and experience the process of taking a patient’s history, checking for vital signs, using diagnostic tools in a physical exam, and determining a diagnosis.

The archive of this program will be available soon.

Full STEAM Ahead with Robots–Bill Stanard, Technology and Engineering Manager of Community Science, Saint Louis Science Center and Siinya Williams, Senior Director of Community Science, Saint Louis Science Center
Grades: 6-12

With robots now able to do everything from exploring space to mowing your lawn, the ability to write code and program robots provides more interesting engineering challenges and career opportunities than ever. In this interactive program, your students go into the world of coding for robots and learn about careers related to robots, computer programming, coding, and engineering and about the importance of teamwork and collaboration in solving an engineering problem.

Full STEAM Ahead with the Moon Landing Challenge–Jackie Blumer,  Science Teacher, Greenville Jr. High School & AIAA-STL STEM Chair and Alec Herzog, Engineer from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Grades: 4-8

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of America’s moon landing and NASA’s renewed focus in returning to the moon, we invite you and your students to investigate the challenges and opportunities offered by a moon landing challenge.  Mrs. Blumer’s 6th and 7th grade science students from Greenville Jr. High School (Greenville, IL) share their solutions to challenges in creating a lunar lander, lunar rover, space suit (Barbienaut), rocket and  successful heat shield that will all be needed for NASA’s return to the moon.

In addition to investigating the moon landing challenge, students also learn from an engineer from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  This segment of the program focuses on the various careers available in engineering and the importance of teamwork and collaboration in solving an engineering problem.