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Colorado Science & Engineering Fair

April 11 - 13, 2019 at Colorado State University - Fort Collins
2019 CSEF Tentative Schedule

Tour 1A - Junior Division ONLY!
Engaging Kids in Science Through Hands-on Learning Exercises in Human Anatomy
11 a.m. - 12 noon
This tour is full!

Get a close-up view of a human heart, brain, liver, lung and other such internal organs. Honors students majoring in Biomedical Sciences at CSU will introduce participants to the study of anatomy through a general tour of the lab facility and a demonstration using isolated human organs will be included for all tours. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 30 people.

This tour will be available ONLY for those who pre-register!

Please wear close-toed shoes and be aware that no photos will be allowed while on the tour.

This tour requires a separate permission form for all students - please download and fax (970-491-2005) or email (csef@colostate.edu) to the CSEF by April 1st or you will NOT be allowed to participate!!


Tour 2A
Fort Collins Historic Weather Station Tour
11 a.m. - 12 noon

Take a tour of one of the longest operating weather stations in the western United States.  Weather observations for research, teaching and public information have been conducted on the CSU campus since the early 1870’s.  This tour will showcase the instruments that are used to measure temperature, humidity, precipitation, evaporation, winds, solar radiation and more. Learn how the data are used and how you can access the data for yourself as well. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 20 people.


Tour 8A
Electron Microscopy Demo
11 a.m. - 12 noon
This tour is full!

What secrets can be revealed when we apply the power of resolution? Participants will learn how the transmission electron microscope and the scanning electron microscope work, plus they will get an up-close glimpse of the microscopic world around us. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 12 people.


Tour 9A
Star Lab
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Several students from Timnath's Elementary after school Star Lab Club will share their expertise of the night sky and the mythology stories related to these constellations. 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students will present the information in an inflatable planetarium owned by the elementary school. You will never look at the night sky again after seeing the presentation. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person and is limited to 25 people.


Tour 10
Tour of the Powerhouse & Overview of the CSU Energy Institute
11 a.m. - 12 noon

Come learn about energy research being done by and supported by CSU! This tour will explore the innovative solutions to energy challenges and the work they are doing to achieve a global impact. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 60 people. Transportation to the Powerhouse is NOT provided by CSEF!


Tour 15A
High Tech Rocks Science Experiment
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn the science behind the technology in your mobile devices! Students become solid-state chemists as they manipulate natural materials to produce useful physical properties in High Tech Rocks STEM kit. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person and is limited to 30 people.


Tour 17A
CSU Introduction to Veterinary Medicine
11 a.m. - 12 noon

This presentation introduces the Professional Veterinary Medicine Program (i.e. the Veterinary School) at Colorado State University. It starts out with an introduction to careers available in veterinary medicine and moves on to the criteria for admission to the program in veterinary medicine. This is followed by a presentation on some things that a veterinarian might see in a practice. Finally, participants will tour the facilities involved in teaching the first year students in the Professional Veterinary Medicine Program. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 40 people.


Tour 18A
The Art & Science of Wheat
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Did you know that 1/5 of global calorie intake is from wheat?  Have you ever wondered where your bread comes from?  How agriculture is using high-tech science to address food insecurity?  Join researchers in the Colorado State University Wheat Breeding Program to learn more about wheat variety development and meeting the needs of an ever-expanding world population.  Here students will get hands-on experience with crossing wheat plants together in the University Greenhouses as well as introductory DNA analyses. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person and is limited to 20 people.


Tour 20A
Journey Through Space & Time in 3D
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Join us as we take a brief journey from the edge of our galaxy to the depths of our DNA. We will focus on the artistic beauty of views of the natural world at greatly different scales in full color 3D. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person and is limited to 25 people.


Tour 22A
CSU Campus Tour
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This tour is full!

Get a first-hand look at the CSU campus by taking a tour with current student ambassadors. Stops include a classroom, residence hall, rec center and historic parts of campus. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 25 people.


Tour 30A
Tour of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
11 a.m. - 12 noon
This tour is full!

Meet a current Engineering Student Ambassador and take an in-depth tour of our engineering facilities. You will visit the Engineering Building, which houses classroom and laboratory spaces. Additionally, you will tour the new Scott Bioengineering building to learn more about the work being done in this exciting research-pod based facility. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 20 people.

The Colorado Science & Engineering Fair is happy to offer a wide range of tours and presentations for finalists and their teachers and family members to participate in on Friday, April 12th. The tours listed on the left are AM tours and those on the right are PM tours availably for the 2019 CSEF.

Information on 2019 tours and presentations, along with the link to the registration form will be available starting March 18, 2019 and be open through April 1, 2019.

All tours and presentations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-ordering will begin on March 18th and continue until April 1st. Registration confirmations will NOT be sent unless there is a problem or none of the choices selected are available. Pre-registration for CSEF tours and presentations will close April 1st.

A minimum of 10 guests is required for a tour/presentation to operate.

Finalists MUST use the 2019 Finalist Tour Registration Form.

Teachers MUST use the 2019 Teacher Tour Registration Form.

Pick-Up and Payment
Payment is expected at the time of pick-up of the tour tickets. Pre-registered tickets will be available for pick-up in Room 322 of the Lory Student Center on Thursday, April 11th.

Cancellation and Refunds
No refunds will be made for tour tickets unless a tour is canceled. If you have purchased a ticket and cannot go on that tour, then you may sell/give the ticket to another registered party.

Tour Locations
Presentations and tours will begin in or leave from the designated room at the time indicated on the ticket. It is suggested that you arrive at least 15 minutes early as a courtesy to the presenter/tour guide. Tour guides will be provided for those activities not taking place in the Lory Student Center.

1A - Engaging Kids in Science through Hands-on Learning Exercises in Human Anatomy - 11 a.m.
Junior Division ONLY - This tour is full!
1B - Engaging Kids in Science through Hands-on Learning Exercises in Human Anatomy - 2 p.m.
Senior Division ONLY

2A - Fort Collins Historic Weather Station Tour - 11 a.m.
2B - Fort Collins Historic Weather Station Tour - 2 p.m.

5 - The Last Flight of 746 (Forensic Sciences) - 12:30 p.m. - This tour is full!

8A - Electron Microscopy Demo - 11 a.m. - This tour is full!
8B - Electron Microscopy Demo - 2:30 p.m. - This tour is full!

9A - Star Lab - 11 a.m.
9B - Star Lab - 12:30 a.m.

10 - Powerhouse Tour & Overview of the CSU Energy Institute (Transportation NOT Provided!!) - 11 a.m.

11 - Pleasures of the Arthropod - 1 p.m.

15A - High Tech Rocks Science Experiment
15B - Solar Cars Engineering Experiment - This tour is full!

17A - Intro to Veterinary Medicine - 11 a.m.
17B - Intro to Veterinary Medicine - 2 p.m.

18A - The Art & Science of Wheat - 11 a.m.
18B - The Art & Science of Wheat - 1:30 p.m. (only if a.m. session fills)

19 - Medical Mysteries - 1:30 p.m.

20A - Journey Through Space & Time - 11 a.m.
20B - Journey Through Space & Time - 12:30 p.m.
20C - Journey Through Space & Time - 1:45 p.m.

22A - Campus Tours - 11:30 a.m. - This tour is full!
22B - Campus Tours - 12:30 p.m.

30A - Tour of Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering - 11 a.m. - This tour is full!
30B - Tour of Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering - 12 p.m.
30C - Tour of Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering - 1 p.m.

Tour 1B - Senior Division ONLY!
Engaging Kids in Science Through Hands-on Learning Exercises in Human Anatomy
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Get a close-up view of a human heart, brain, liver, lung and other such internal organs. Honors students majoring in Biomedical Sciences at CSU will introduce participants to the study of anatomy through a general tour of the lab facility and a demonstration using isolated human organs will be included for all tours. The afternoon tour will also include viewing of muscles, nerves and vessels of an entire human cadaver. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 30 people.

This tour will be available ONLY for those who pre-register!

Please wear close-toed shoes and be aware that no photos will be allowed while on the tour.

This tour requires a separate permission form for all students - please download and fax (970-491-2005) or email (csef@colostate.edu) to the CSEF by April 1st or you will NOT be allowed to participate!!


Tour 2B
Fort Collins Historic Weather Station Tour
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Take a tour of one of the longest operating weather stations in the western United States.  Weather observations for research, teaching and public information have been conducted on the CSU campus since the early 1870’s.  This tour will showcase the instruments that are used to measure temperature, humidity, precipitation, evaporation, winds, solar radiation and more. Learn how the data are used and how you can access the data for yourself as well. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 20 people.


 

Tour 5
The Last Flight of 746 (Forensic Sciences)
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
This tour is full!

This is an archaeological forensic reconstruction of an SB-17 crash that occurred in the early 1950s. The crash was still in place and revisited on the top of a mountain in Washington state, by Dr. Bob Morrow and his son Michael Morrow, who does forensic engineering work on historic air craft crash site. The site was revisited and reconstructed utilizing up to date techniques. The presentation will take you through the circumstances that lead to the crash and the characteristics of the crash as it unfolded. As well as the US Air Force's explanation of the crash and then the new evidence at the crash site that demonstrated that it was not pilot error. This presentation was made at the American Academy of Forensic Science Annual Meeting in Chicago to exonerate the pilot. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person and is limited to 30 people.


Tour 8B
Electron Microscopy Demo
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This tour is full!

What secrets can be revealed when we apply the power of resolution? Participants will learn how the transmission electron microscope and the scanning electron microscope work, plus they will get an up-close glimpse of the microscopic world around us. These fee for this tour is $1.00 per person, and limited to 12 people.


Tour 9B
Star Lab
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Several students from Timnath's Elementary after school Star Lab Club will share their expertise of the night sky and the mythology stories related to these constellations. 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students will present the information in an inflatable planetarium owned by the elementary school. You will never look at the night sky again after seeing the presentation. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person, and is limited to 25 people.


Tour 11
Pleasures of the Arthropod
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

The vast majority of Earth's different kinds of organisms are insects and their relatives, the arthropods. Generally, humans do not like living with most of these little creatures, but cannot live without them. These tiny organisms keep the green plants going, are the ultimate garbage disposals, and serve as food for at least 40% of all other animals. Yet, these same insects and arthropods can cause more misery and harm to humans than anything else including wars, famines, and natural disasters. Participants should come prepared to "Look, Listen and Touch" living insects such as hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, giant millipedes and other arthropods. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person and is limited to 30 people.


Tour 15B
Solar Car Engineering Experience
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
This tour is full!

Learn about engineering design principles using raw materials such as gears, propeller, motors, etc.  to design a car that moves, goes straight, goes fast, and can climb a hill using our Solar Cars STEM kit. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person and is limited to 30 people.


Tour 17B
CSU Introduction to Veterinary Medicine
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

This presentation introduces the Professional Veterinary Medicine Program (i.e. the Veterinary School) at Colorado State University. It starts out with an introduction to careers available in veterinary medicine and moves on to the criteria for admission to the program in veterinary medicine. This is followed by a presentation on some things that a veterinarian might see in a practice. Finally, participants will tour the facilities involved in teaching the first year students in the Professional Veterinary Medicine Program. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 40 people.


Tour 18B
The Art & Science of Wheat
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.p.m.

Did you know that 1/5 of global calorie intake is from wheat?  Have you ever wondered where your bread comes from?  How agriculture is using high-tech science to address food insecurity?  Join researchers in the Colorado State University Wheat Breeding Program to learn more about wheat variety development and meeting the needs of an ever-expanding world population.  Here students will get hands-on experience with crossing wheat plants together in the University Greenhouses as well as introductory DNA analyses. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person and is limited to 20 people.


Tour 19
Medical Mysteries
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Are you interested in learning about how microbiologists determine the identity of the bacteria that cause disease? If so, join the "Medical Mystery Tour" in the department of microbiology. Senior Microbiology students at Colorado State University will lead participants through 3 case studies where they will perform hands-on tests to determine the identity of the bacteria responsible for each of the patient's diseases. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person and is limited to 30 people.


Tour 20B
Journey Through Space & Time in 3D
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Join us as we take a brief journey from the edge of our galaxy to the depths of our DNA. We will focus on the artistic beauty of views of the natural world at greatly different scales in full color 3D. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person and is limited to 25 people.


Tour 20C
Journey Through Space & Time in 3D
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Join us as we take a brief journey from the edge of our galaxy to the depths of our DNA. We will focus on the artistic beauty of views of the natural world at greatly different scales in full color 3D. The fee for this presentation is $1.00 per person and is limited to 25 people.


Tour 22B
CSU Campus Tour
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Get a first-hand look at the CSU campus by taking a tour with current student ambassadors. Stops include a classroom, residence hall, rec center and historic parts of campus. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 25 people.


Tour 30B
Tour of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Meet a current Engineering Student Ambassador and take an in-depth tour of our engineering facilities. You will visit the Engineering Building, which houses classroom and laboratory spaces. Additionally, you will tour the new Scott Bioengineering building to learn more about the work being done in this exciting research-pod based facility. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 20 people.


Tour 30C
Tour of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Meet a current Engineering Student Ambassador and take an in-depth tour of our engineering facilities. You will visit the Engineering Building, which houses classroom and laboratory spaces. Additionally, you will tour the new Scott Bioengineering building to learn more about the work being done in this exciting research-pod based facility. The fee for this tour is $1.00 per person and is limited to 20 people.

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