Student Programs

Constrx

November 9, 2017

Students in 5th grade and up will apply their creativity to solve wacky and exciting challenges by combining arts and technology.  A potpourri of scavenged and recycled materials will be supplied. Through tinkering, students will engineer and fabricate an end product of their own creation. Please e-mail studentprograms@iu5.org for more information.

K'NEX STEM Design Challenge

November 8, 2017

This competition challenges teams of students in grades 4-8 to create an environmentally friendly people mover using K’NEX kits. Students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their inventions and present their models. Please e-mail studentprograms@iu5.org for more information.

This themed competition focuses on exposing students to jobs, skills, and concepts centered around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This year’s competition, “Improving Pennsylvania through STEM”, will feature teams of students from across the commonwealth challenged to research, present, and design a device or project that is capable of making the quality of life better for citizens of Pennsylvania.

PBS Kids' Writers Content

November 6, 2017

This K-3 contest, sponsored by WQLN and PBS, encourages children to create their own picture books. Entries are judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling, and integration of copy and illustrations. Please e-mail studentprograms@iu5.org or visit http://pbskids.org/writerscontest/ for more information.

ProBots

November 5, 2017

Level 1 - This program will introduce your students to the basics of programming and robotics utilizing the Scratch and SNAP programming languages and the BirdBrain Technologies of the Finch and Hummingbird.   Level 2 - Students will develop an understanding of intermediate and advanced programming concepts utilizing a micro-controller board and the Arduino programming language to build an interactive object that involves switches, sensors, lights, motors, and servos.

Regional Choice Initiative

November 4, 2017

Dual enrollment offers a unique experience for all Northwest Tri-County Intermediate area students who are ready to do college level work. Pennsylvania legislators passed legislation that allows high school juniors and seniors to be enrolled in their home high school and college at the same time while receiving credit for both. While high school freshmen and sophomores can enroll in RCI, they require special permission through the university admissions office.