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Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people

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Liechtenstein-Saal
Breakout / Working Group
german language

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:
Karin Kohlfürst
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: karin@highent.org

Director, SAE Foundation and Pre-College Education Programs, SAE International, Pittsburgh
Member of the Council, European Forum Alpbach, Graz

B.Sc. M.Ed. Matthew M. MILLER

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.

Array Kathryn LIST

Member of the Council, European Forum Alpbach, Graz

Technology Forum

show timetable
Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary Social

27.08.2009

08:00 - 10:30 Technology brunch of the Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung Social
11:00 - 11:10 Opening by the European Forum Alpbach Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 Welcome statements Plenary
12:00 - 14:00 Pathways out of the crisis – new perspectives through research and innovation? Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 The future of stem cell research Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 A look at the past – the secrets of our origin Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening reception hosted by Forschung Austria in cooperation with GFF and BMVIT Social

28.08.2009

07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 09: Trust in the future – investment in research Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 05: Infratech – a chance in crisis Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 11: E-Mobility Austria Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 06: Creativity – fuel for the knowledge society? Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 02: An international comparison of research, technology and innovation-policy (RTI) strategies Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 03: “Sowing and harvesting” in bio(techno)logical research: From the atomic structure of proteins to the discovery of new drugs and their clinical application Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Technology Workshop: Trend radar of developments in society Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 08: Universities: responsibility for the future Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 04: Biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering – key technologies of the 21st century Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 01: Can we trust in feed and food? Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 07: Creative industries vs. old economy: where is the economy headed? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:30 Working Group 10: Digital Government – citizens and administration in a conflict area Breakout
08:00 - 13:00 Special Event: Positioning Austria in the international knowledge area Breakout
14:30 - 15:45 Creativity. How kids learn – learning like kids do? Plenary
16:15 - 18:00 Innovative research locations – regions in competition Plenary

29.08.2009

07:30 - 08:45 Can we trust in science? Integrity in scientific research Plenary
08:45 - 09:30 The future of the universe – perspectives for astrophysics and cosmology Plenary
10:00 - 11:00 I-Brain – the technological evolution of the brain? Plenary
11:00 - 11:15 Closing statement Plenary
11:15 - 12:00 Snack reception Social