Events

The STEAM Labs™ team members frequently present their research at national and international conferences, offer workshops for educators and summer camps for K-12 students. Please see list of upcoming events for additional information.

  • April
    13–13, 2024

    Finding F.R.E.D.: A Chain-Reaction Mystery Competition @ ASU Chandler Innovation Center

    April 13–13, 2024ASU Chandler Innovation Center, 249 E Chicago St, Chandler, AZ 85225

    Get ready for a one-of-a-kind adventure at the intersection of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) with our event: Finding F.R.E.D.: A Chain-Reaction Mystery! This team-based STEAM competition challenges teams to help unravel the disappearance of the Friendly Robotic Engineering Droid (F.R.E.D.) by crafting stories and building chain-reaction machines. Teams of up to 6 people will each receive a custom-designed chain-reaction materials kit (valued at $200 and yours to keep) and over 4 hours to design, build, and test a chain-reaction machine that unfolds the mystery surrounding F.R.E.D.’s vanishing act. Guided by the expert mentorship of engineers from ASU’s STEAM Labs and storytellers from South Mountain Community College, your journey will be fueled by lunch and snacks throughout a day of surprises! The grand finale awaits with an awards ceremony where top teams will have a chance to claim $2000 for first place, $1000 for second place, and $500 for third place, plus special awards for the most memorable, creative, or ingenious entries. The best part? This adventure is for all ages! So whether you’re a seasoned engineer, a budding storyteller, have a team, or don’t have a team but want to meet people at the event and form one – please join us for this day of unparalleled fun!

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  • June
    3–6, 2024

    Chain-Reaction STEAM Machines™ + Storytelling Camp @ SMCC Guadalupe Center

    June 3–6, 2024South Mountain Community College Guadalupe Center, 9233 S Avenida del Yaqui (Priest Drive), Guadalupe, AZ 85283

    In this exciting hands-on day camp for grades 6 – 10, participants will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts like simple machines, electric circuits, programming and computational thinking, music, and storytelling. The project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication. The camp will culminate with the design and construction of a giant thematic chain-reaction machine and performance of an oral story describing the machine!

     

    This camp is a collaboration between the Arizona State University Polytechnic School and the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute. 

     

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  • June
    3–7, 2024

    STEAM Machines™ Maker Camp @ ASU Chandler Innovation Center

    June 3–7, 2024ASU Chandler Innovation Center, 249 E Chicago St, Chandler, AZ 85225

    In this exciting hands-on day camp for grades 7 – 10, participants will dive into the realms of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) as they explore concepts such as simple machines, electric circuits, programming and computational thinking, music, and storytelling. Participants will also have access to cutting-edge technologies like 3-D printers, laser cutters, and Arduino microcontrollers to elevate their projects. The camp’s project-based approach emphasizes problem solving, brainstorming, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication, culminating in the thrilling design and construction of a giant thematic chain-reaction machine! From 9 AM to 5 PM each day, participants will unleash their creativity and build lasting memories in this immersive STEAM adventure. $125 / camp

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  • June
    10–14, 2024

    STEAMpunk Machines in Motion Camp @ ASU Polytechnic

    June 10–14, 2024ASU Polytechnic Campus, Technology Center, 6075 S. Innovation Way West, Mesa, AZ 85212

    Board your airships and jettison the ballast! Join in the fight to save a dystopian realm and create beautiful and imaginative kinetic sculptures that tell your hero’s tale. Immerse yourself in a world of gears, gadgets, and gizmos as you explore the exciting world of steampunk. In this immersive week-long camp, participants in grades 8 – 12 will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts to construct their own steampunk-themed automata. With expert instructors on hand to guide you every step of the way, you’ll experience hands-on learning and problem-solving like never before. Instructional content will focus on mechanical movement design, electric circuits, genre specific aesthetics, retro-futuristic storytelling, programming, and computational thinking. The project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication. The camp will culminate with an exposition of finished automata projects that student engineers can take home with them! Don’t miss this unforgettable opportunity to spark your imagination and unleash your inner inventor! This camp runs from 9 AM – 5 PM each day. Enroll now and get ready to power up your summer!

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