Title: Water, Water Everywhere: Using LEGO Robots to Change How We Find, Use, and Dispose of Water
Description: Do you keep track of all the ways in which you use water everyday? Whether or not you are consciously aware of it, you use and dispose water in many ways. As you learn how to program a LEGO MINDSTORM robot, you will investigate how humans use and dispose of waters and test innovate solutions to prevent water wasting.
Title: Making the Band: Use Coding to Build Your Own Jazz Band
Description: Dreaming of one day becoming part of a band? A jazz band? Become a member of the New Orleans jazz world as you learn the basics of coding and electronics. Using Arduino you will collaborate with fellow "band members" to learn how sensors detect movement and create music.
Ecology/Environmental Studies A
Title: Will We Fall Into the Sea? - The Case of the Disappearing City
Description: Did you know that the Louisiana coast loses approximately one football field of land every hour? NPR reported this startling finding in April 2017. Imagine what this could mean in 5 years, 10 years, 50 years. How did scientists and engineers make this startling discovery? You will learn to use Google Earth to investigate the loss of coastline in Louisiana and other coastal areas around the world. With the aid of field experts, you will propose and design a solution to slow down and prevent further loss.
Ecology/Environmental Studies B
Title: Saving the Swamps: Creating Safe Havens in Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands
Description: The wetlands found in Louisiana have their own unique ecosystem. They provide breeding grounds for over 75% of the fish and shellfish harvested in Louisiana and serve sanctuary for migrant waterfowl. Through excursions to Louisiana's wetlands, you will explore habitats and learn about the causes of wetland destruction. Using that knowledge, you will collaborate with fellow students to propose solutions to preserving these habitats for the future.
Title: Prosthetic Limbs: The Future is within Your Grasp
Description: Through studies of the human anatomy and physiology, scientists and biomedical engineers have created prosthetics that mimic human limbs. While these prosthetic limbs may not reach the full functional capacity of a real human limb, great gains have been made in their functionality and appearance because of the work of biomedical engineers. You will learn more about this innovate field as you design and create a prosthetic hand and then tests its capacity to perform specific tasks.
Title: Goodbye Diesel and Gasoline, Hello Alternative Energy Sources
Description: Learn about clean energy technology as you construct and test the efficiency of solar panels and wind turbines to power electrical circuits. Also, learn how fuel cells can convert the hydrogen separated from water through electrolysis to electricity.