2023 Class List

Morning Session (8:10 am – 10 am)

One of the most pressing issues of today is the need for clean energy solutions to halt global climate change and curb the use of limited fossil fuels, but how can hydrogen and fuel cells be part of a solution? How do fuel cells actually work? Where do we get hydrogen and why is it the fuel of the future?  This class will provide answers to those questions and more. By the end of the class you’ll have a greater understanding of hydrogen and fuel cells and how they can help change the world.

Midday Session (10:30 am – 12:20 pm)

It is estimated that 34% of the world’s population (2.69 billion people) play video games. However, the equity and quality of experiences for gamers can vary drastically depending on many factors. One such factor, disability, will be our subject as we explore what it is and how it impacts players of console, mobile, and PC games. We will study key concepts around inclusive design and representation. We’ll investigate assistive software and hardware tech utilized by those with disabilities, and the types of affordances and design decisions developers can include in their games to make them as accessible as possible.

Afternoon Session (1:10 pm – 3 pm)

Vertebrate life is highly diverse, but there are many shared features that highlight its common origin. In this crash course on anatomy and physiology, you will explore mechanisms of physiological processes as well as compare the anatomy of multiple vertebrae species. This course will involve examination of anatomical structures at multiple levels and an opportunity for you to get your hands on (and inside) a variety of vertebrate species. PLEASE NOTE:  THIS CLASS INVOLVES DISSECTION OF PRESERVED ANIMAL CARCASSES.