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Expanding Your Horizons Workshops


Expanding Your Horizons 2017 will include the following workshops. View more information about offering a workshop.

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  1. Measuring Brain Waves  Learn to use electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure your own brain waves and see how neuron activity changes during various tasks. Krys Strand – Neuroscience
  2. Can Liquids be Magnetic?  We will introduce the concept of magnetism on different materials and see spikes appear in ferro fluid. Thelma Berquo – Physics
  3. Your Call to Nursing at Concordia College  Contemplating a nursing career? Hear about nursing as a vocation to service in the world. Tally Tinjum - Nursing
  4. What’s In It: Cranapple Juice  This lab will use spectroscopy and teamwork to determine the percentage of cranberry juice in cranapple juice.  Hannah Wollenzie, Graeme R. A. Wyllie, Robin Fettig – Chemistry/Food Science
  5. A Biochemical Analysis of Liver Enzymes  This lab will measure enzyme activity of catalase in liver using hydrogen peroxide.  Hannah Wollenzie – Chemistry/Biochemistry/Proteins 
  6. Radio Telemetry of Campus Squirrels  We conduct radio telemetry to document the location and behavior of red and gray squirrels on the Concordia College Campus.  Joe Whittaker, Jessica Watson, Danielle Braund, Chloe Whitten, Grant Vagle, Amie Schultz, Dianessa Dizon, Beth Ringwelski, Brooke Maruska, Ann Marie O’Connell – Biology
  7. A-mazing Experience  How quickly can you find your way through a maze? Find out how psychologists study learning conditions.  Peg Potter – Psychology
  8. You Can Do Rocket Science  Explore what makes things fly and try your hand at a launch with a rocket that you design and build (weather permitting).  Steve Lindaas, Dana Koczur, Erin Aadland, Paige Meyer, Laura Maixner, Jane Glanzer, Zoe Finkelson, Chloe Johnson, Elizabeth Dougherty – Physics/Engineering
  9. Making Music with Drinking Straws  You will learn about the science of waves, and how to use this to make music with straws.  Ananda Shastri – Physics
  10. Think Wild!  What does a wildlife biologist do for a living? Learn about animals and their adaptations.  Donna Bruns Stockrahm, Miranda Sater, Sarah Sanderson, Elli Teige, Jessica Lindstrom, Jessica Loeffler, Jordan White – Biology 
  11. Operation Economics  Navigate the global economy – Join our team and prepare for adventure!  T.J. Hansen, Gregory Stutes – Economics
  12. Pin, Snap and Tweet into SLP  A multi-medium introduction to the career of Speech Language Pathology. A variety of stations and activities to introduce you to the many things a SLP can do.  Rachel Stotts, Jill Beuckens – Speech Pathology
  13. All About Public Health  This workshop will examine how culture and everyday life applies to public health research and practice. Allison Goldenstein, Pearl Walker-Swaney, Tansy Wells – Public Health/Health Professions
  14. Continuous Flow in Healthcare  Learn about continuous flow and process improvement while participating in hands-on activities! Be part of a team that works together to meet demand in the most efficient way.  Merideth Bell, Keith Schweigert – Healthcare/Industrial Engineering
  15. Girls in Engineering  Girls will be introduced to cool engineering projects with hands-on experience such as FPGA piano, unmanned aircraft system (UAS), and smart mobile video systems. Na Gog, Jinhui Wang, Dongliang Chen, Jonathon Edstrom – Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering/Civil Engineering
  16. Body Circuits  Learn about the body’s electrical system by exploring circuits made of conductive playdough. Cathy Gruat-Henry – Biomedical Engineering
  17. Space-Making  Introducing participants to the design of space and form through space-making and drawing exercises. Heather Fischer – Architecture/Landscape Architecture
  18. How to be an Architect  Learn the fundamentals of architecture and bring your ideas to life through communication and the language of sketching. Samantha Marihart, Amy Mueller, Jennifer Eggen, Kelsey Jarrett, Carissa Hillen, Ingrid Fullerton, Liz Rae, Ashley Kilzer, Sarah Watson – Architecture 
  19. The Wonders of Rain Gardens  Learn how biofiltration and rain gardens help the environment with a hands-on activity.  Hannah Rollin, Sarah Walker – Engineering
  20. Feelin’ Green  The condition of our planet is depleting. Discover the exciting world of sustainable design and learn to minimize our ecological footprints.  Ann Marie Ragan – Interior Design/Sustainable Design
  21. One Day in Another Person’s Shoes  Discover some of the everyday challenges a person with a disability faces in an interior environment.  Susan Ray-Degges, Ann Marie Ragan – Interior Design 
  22. Placing the Past in Google Street View  Using scanners and 100 year old photographs, you will learn how to make the past visible on Google Street view with the website HistoryPin.  Katrina Burch, John Hallberg – Archives/Technology
  23. Females in Fitness  Students will be able to gain experience measuring health and fitness using techniques common in gyms, classrooms, and laboratories worldwide.  Kara Stone, Kassiann Keister, Allison Barry, Marty Douglas – Exercise Science 
  24. Color Your World  Participants will experiment with textile dye methods and create a project they can take home.  Sara Sunderlin, Linda Manikowske, Jaeha Lee – Apparel/Retail Merchandising/Design 
  25. Disaster Response Exercise  Participants will engage in a mock tabletop disaster exercise that looks to handle a series of events happening in Fargo.  Sarah Bundy – Emergency Management 
  26. I Want to Hold Your Hand  Learn about the profession of pharmacy and how to make lotions and lip balms using extemporaneous compounding techniques and equipment. Jeanne Frenzel – Pharmacy
  27. Nursing: Listen, Fell & Pump it Up!  Find out what it is like to be a nurse: how to take vital signs, check for reflexes, listen to hear and lung sounds, etc!  Mattie McGee - Nursing
  28. See Human Cells in Colors  Students will stain (killed) human cancer cells with various fluorescent dyes. The stained cells will be observed using a fluorescence microscope.  Estelle Leclerc, Priyanka Swami, Lindsey Lipp – Biology/Medicine
  29. Generation Rx  An interactive presentation on the misuse and abuse of prescription medications with open discussions and a game with candy prizes. We’ll also have a craft to make to take home!  Lydia Lowe – Pharmacy
  30. The Symmetries Around Us  In mathematics we study patterns and describe them abstractly. We’ll discuss symmetries of everyday objects like squares and triangles.  Susan Cooper, Megan Jensen – Mathematics
  31. Creating Tornadoes  Do you want to see how tornadoes form? In a controlled environment, we will set up conditions favorable for tornadoes to form. This will be the closest encounter with a tornado you will every have. Adnan Akyuz – Climatology
  32. Scratch Workshop  We will build a brick game.  Simone Ludwig – Computer Science
  33. What Would You Do?  Social Psychologists know what you would do and the truth might just surprise you!  Jennifer Redlin, Angela Bagne – Psychology
  34. Animal Science  Join animal science to learn about how animals eat, play with babies, and stick your arm in a cow!  Mattia Gunkelman – Biology
  35. Insects: The Good, Bad & Ugly  Experience and learn amazing things about insects and their relatives.  Deirdre Prishmann-Voldseth – Entomology
  36. Wildlife Biology  Participants will use wildlife tracking techniques to find stations that illustrate the wildlife research conducted by Range Science graduate students.  Rebecca Trubitt, Katherine Kral, Cayla Bendel, Joe Orr, Craig Marshall, Adrienne Antonsen – Wildlife Biology
  37. Neat Applications of Coatings and Polymeric Materials  Coatings and polymers are everywhere around us yet rarely intricately understood. These demos will be a fun introduction to a unique and important field.  Samantha Silbert, Ruvi Chitimere, Alison Rohly, Eric Krall – Coating & Polymeric Materials
  38. Plants Get Sick Too!  We will educate them by hands-on training about plant diseases and biodiversity of microbiome interacting with Agricultural crop production.  Gazala Ameen, Leah Brueggeman, Cecilia Monclova-Santana, Bryn Halley, Shyam Solanki – Biology: Agricultural Sciences
  39. How Your Brain Sees You  The workshop will explore how sense of touch is registered by the brain.  Lena Khibnik – Biology/Neuroscience
  40. Fun with Polymers  Come handle shape memory materials, create casein plastic from milk, and make glow in the dark slime.  Krystal Dawn Grieger, Sunanda Neupane – Chemistry
  41. Insect Developmental Biology  Girls will get hands-on experience with insects and learn how to set up an experiment.  Kendra Greenlee, Julia Bowsher, Liz Cambron, Meg Bennett, Kayla Earls – Biology 
  42. Learning About Seeing  Participants will learn how the brain incorporates visual information and even get to do a dissection of a real eye!  Shanda Lauer, Abbey Wohlers, Breanna Thompson – Visual Neuroscience/Psychology 
  43. Graph the Rainbow  A yummy introduction to ecology and visual models. Learn to create and interpret graphs using candy. Graphing never tasted so good!  Jennifer Momsen, Rachel Salter, Lisa Wiltbank, Tara Slominski – Biology
  44. Eggs: No Chicken Required  Peek inside a developing egg! Join us as we explore the hidden world of a chicken embryo.  Nik Snyder, Wendy Reed, Lacey Dickerman, Megan Schwalbe – Biology
  45. Ground Water: The Pucker Effect  Students observe how ground water transports pollutants, and simulate ground water testing to discover the source of contamination.  Kelsey Kolars, Harper Wavra – Hydrology
  46. Mapping  Your Whereabouts  You will personalize Google Earth by creating an XML file.  Anne Denton – Computer Science
  47. Virtual/Augmented Reality Sandboxes  Create a 3D model by molding sand into mountains, lakes, and rivers. A projector will show live rainfall and flooding on your landscape.  Lydia Tackett, Jessie Rock, Alexa Ducioame, Yaping Chi – Geoscience
  48. Cancer Gene Detection  During this workshop students will analyze DNA to determine if an inherited cancer gene is present.  Angela Hodgson – Biology
  49. You and Your Microbes!  When most people think of microbes, they think of disease and illness.  But trillions of microbes are beneficial… Learn why by studying the Microbiome.  Emma Kusick – Microbiology 
  50. Getting the Dirt on Soil  The workshop will be about discovering a variety of unknown aspects of soil science. This will include: what soil science is, why we study soil science, what soil scientist do, and a couple of activities showing soil properties.  Jill M. D. Motschenbacher – Soil Science
  51. Food Safety & Microbiology  How can microbes spread in your kitchen? Exploring the reasons behind food handling practices.  Teresa Bergholz, Manoj Shah – Microbiology
  52. Sky-High Structures  Work with a team to design and build the tallest tower out of recycled materials and household items.  Alexa Ducioame, Sara Schmidt – Engineering
  53. Critical Care Nurses Makes a Critical Difference  Hands-on experience of critical care nurses. See some equipment. Work out medication equations and discuss the importance of science with a nursing career.  Tamra Bigger, Jess Althoff – Nursing
  54. Healthcare Career Exploration  A behind the scenes look at healthcare opportunities and careers.  Patricia Wetzel, Nicole Holte, Leslie King, Michael Brekke, Ryan Telford, Tom Summers – Nursing, Surgery, Respiratory Therapy 
  55. Exploring Engineering We will be building bridges and robots and use an assembly line to make things. Alex Hines, Alivia Gravel - Engineering

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