Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people
Topic: Engineering our Future
Junior Alpbach offers young people ages 13-17 the opportunity to participate in lectures, discussions and hands-on activities that run parallel to the themes discussed in the Technology Forum.
The Engineering Design Experience
“A World in Motion” is the SAE Foundation’s educational arm focused on school aged children and has developed this unique program that involves design, development and presentation of an engineering project.
The challenge: A (fictitious) toy company, “Green Design Toys”, has challenged Junior Alpbach to develop a motor-driven wheeled vehicle that is made from environmentally benign materials, powered with alternative power sources and is free of batteries. Can we do it?
Participants: Junior Alpbach is primarily intended for children of participants of the Technology Forum aged 12 to 17 years. For the special program “Junior Alpbach” only children of participants of the Technology Forum may be registered or children that have special invitations from the Ministry.
Please note: limited number of participants!
Information and registration:
Highent Messe- und Eventagentur GesmbH
Weinitzenstraße 1, 8045 Graz
Telefon: +43 (316) 69 88 44-0, Fax: +43 (316) 69 88 44-22, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, SAE Foundation and Pre-College Education Programs, SAE International, Pittsburgh
|A U.S. Army veteran, Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University, Pennsylvania, and his Master of Education degree from Duquesne University.|
|More than 4.5 million U.S. students have participated in "A World in Motion" (AWIM), a program led by Matthew Miller, Director for the SAE Foundation and Pre-College Education Programs, to engage youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.|
|A former primary school teacher, Miller blends hands-on, inquiry-based activities with dynamic teaching skills to create an effective formula for fun in the classroom involving teachers, students, and industry volunteers. By thinking outside-of-the-textbook, Miller uses everyday problem-solving situations as learning experiences that will help to shape the next generation of engineers. Miller s accomplishments include doubling AWIM s curricula offerings and developing the Jet Toy Olympics, a race featuring balloon-powered vehicles.|