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April 2, 2022 at Polar Park
hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rain or Shine!
Free and open
to the public.

Hanover Deck

Hanover Deck is located outside on the third level of Polar Park, near 3rd base. 

 

 


Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WoAA)
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: All Ages
Location: Hanover Deck
Presented by: Aerospace Engineering; Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Discipline(s):  Aerospace

We are the Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics also known as WoAA club at WPI. We look to empower women as they make their way into the aerospace industry and other related fields. Our club hosts professional and academic events, as well as fun de-stressing activities that allow our members to become confident in both their academic and professional careers while also enjoying their time in college.


WPI High Power Rocketry Club Rocketry Activities
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: All Ages
Location: Hanover Deck
Presented by: Aerospace Engineering; WPI High Power Rocketry Club
Discipline(s): 3D Printing, Aerospace, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Robots, Science, Space, STEM, Technology

Participants of all ages can come to learn about rockets and their wonderful payloads! Younger kids can learn about very basic physics concepts by participating in an egg drop. Older students are welcome to come interact with 11-foot-tall competition rockets and payloads that the team has flown over the years.


Fire Presentation
Exhibit Type: Demonstration
Ages: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Location: Hanover Deck
Presented by: Fire Protection Engineering; Society of Fire Protection Engineers- WPI Chapter
Discipline(s): Engineering, Fire, STEM

An interactive display of the various topics within Fire Protection Engineering. Videos of fire demonstrations and introductions to fire modeling software will be displayed. We will also be discussing careers and opportunities available in the field.


I Can See What You Can’t
Ages:  Elementary School (K-5)
Location: Hanover Deck
Presented by:  Hanover Insurance Group
Discipline(s):  STEM

In the world of insurance, it’s all about preventing damages, injuries, and claims before they happen. While we can use data and physical inspections to help us achieve this, there’s a lot that can’t be seen with just our eyes. That’s why we use infrared cameras, wearable technology, and water sensors to help us detect things that we can’t normally see on our own. Join us to test out these technologies for yourself, and learn how we use them at Hanover!


 

STEM in Scouting
Ages:  Elementary School (K-5)
Location:  Hanover Deck
Presented by:  Heart of New England Council BSA
Discipline(s):  Engineering, Physics, Technology

Come experience our popular track with timers and adjustable cars. Visitors will make tuning adjustments and then do timed runs on the track to see the impact of changes on the performance of the car. There will also be interactive displays, showcasing the STEM activities that make up the scouting program. Learn about Scout’s BSA recruiting info and our STEM-NOVA program information.


Flying with MTU Aero Engine North America
Ages:  All Ages
Location:  Hanover Deck
Presented by:  MTU Aero Engines North America
Discipline(s):  Aerospace Engineering, Science, Technology

Learn about the aerospace industry; products used everyday by airplanes and technology! Design your own paper airplane and see how far it flies!


Vertices, Edges, and Faces of Polyhedra
Exhibit Type: Hands-on Exhibit
Ages: Elementary School (K-5), Middle School (6-8)
Location: Hanover Deck
Presented by: Mathematical Sciences; Dr. Oren Mangoubi
Discipline(s): Mathematics

Participants will explore the relationship between the number of vertices, edges, and faces of 3-dimensional polyhedra. They will build different polyhedra out of paper, play-dough, and straws, and record the number of vertices, edges, and faces on these polyhedra. Using this “data” the participants will investigate patterns and formulas for the number of vertices, edges, and faces on the polyhedra.