The Picoballon Project – software workshop

The Picoballon Project – software workshop

Time: Fr, 17:45-19:30 CEST

Speakers: Jakub Nagy, Martin Bekeč

Age of the participants: any

Short description: The Project Picoballoon is an international project that enables students of all ages to collectively work and develop technologies and methods to research atmospheric behaviour and to learn how to cooperate in a large team. The research itself revolves around the development of ultralight stratospheric probes which can fly for long periods of time whilst collecting and transmitting data. During this 2 hour software workshop, you will get a taste of what are the software and embedded software developers in our team doing. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Required knowledge/skills: English, If you want to follow along you will need to have some kind of code editor, we recommend: https://code.visualstudio.com

Various: Lecture in English language, https://picoballoon.org

Robocup Junior: Die französische Erfahrung/The french Experience

Robocup Junior: Die französische Erfahrung/The french Experience

Speakers: Laurent Verdier and students

Age of the participants: any

Short description: Presentation about the Robocup competition in general and the sections „Soccer“ und „On Stage“ in detail.
Laurent Verdier member of the French local commitee for the World Robocup Junior 2021 in Bordeaux und Mentor für die Junior Manschaft von „EleKtrons Libres“.
Thomas Santos Luis und Nathan Onselaer: Robocup Junior On stage League France Champions in 2019 and particpants of the World Robocup Junior in Montreal in 2018.
Esteban Lascrourrege and Théo Perez-Ferron : Robocup Soccer Junior League France Champions in 2019 and participants of the World Robocup Junior in Montreal in 2019

Required knowledge/skills: English

Various: Lecture in German and English language

Packing six 23-Kilo bags of materials … and a toothbrush

Packing six 23-Kilo bags of materials … and a toothbrush

Time: Fri: 17:45 CEST

Speakert: Ed Moriarty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alter der Teilnehmer: beliebig

Kurzbeschreibung: Ed has been with the Edgerton Center since 2000. He is involved in the high school levels of MIT K–12 outreach program, where he has focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) outreach, initiating programs and partnerships from Florida to Alaska that inspire in young students a love for engineering. He is supporting Hands-on, authentic science & engineering experiences around the world,

Always willing to follow students’ lead and to let them discover their own voice, Moriarty offers the intellectual and emotional support that enables students of all ages to learn to engineer by doing. Ed also works with closely with student clubs and teams.

Together with a scientist from the Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL), Pasadena, California, Ed will talk about his approach and experiences with students all over the world.

Also presenting in this talk will the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle team (SEVT) – a student group under the MIT Edgerton Center. Every two years they design and manufacture a solar powered vehicle that competes in prestigious national and international competitions.

Another example given in this talk will be from the marine team.

https://edgerton.mit.edu/file/summer-engineering-design-workshop

Benötigte Vorkenntnisse: Englischkenntnisse

Verschiedenes: Vortrag in englischer Sprache

Measuring blood sugar by laser

Measuring blood sugar by laser

Time: Fr, 15:15-16:00 CEST

Speakers: Jan Weirich, Jannis Lorbeer, SFN

Age of the participants: from class 7

Short description: It is commonly known that being vaccinated is unpleasant. Diabetic patients must perish uncomfortable injections transdermally through the skin multiple times a day in order to determine their individual blood glucose level. These measurements are annoying and painful. Doesn’t any reliably solid, non-invasive alternative for blood glucose monitoring exist? We follow the basic concept of thought that the blood glucose level can be determined by means of the light absorption properties of the glucose in the blood. Initially we examined the miscellaneous optical characteristics of different substances (pork blood, sugar water etc.) with the aid of a photometer. We came to the conclusion, that a LED in a near infrared range is mandatory. Being partially absorbed by the finger skin, the residual light can be measured by a photodiode which is positioned on the opposite side of the finger. Consequently the blood glucose level is being determined noninvasively by measuring the residual light. Calculating with a conversion factor, the measurement accuracy of the noninvasive new solution is being ascertained by comparing the results with conventional invasive methods.

Required knowledge/skills: English

Various: Lecture in English language, Presence participation requires registration

The Picoballoon Project – hardware workshop

The Picoballoon Project – hardware workshop

Speaker: Jakub Nagy, Sinan Akkoyun

Age of the participants: any

Short description: The Project Picoballoon is an international project that enables students of all ages to collectively work and develop technologies and methods to research atmospheric behaviour and to learn how to cooperate in a large team. The research itself revolves around the development of ultralight stratospheric probes which can fly for long periods of time whilst collecting and transmitting data. During this 2 hour software workshop, you will get a taste of what are the electrical engineers in our team doing. You will learn how to find components, study datasheets, create schematic and draw printed circuit boards. In the end you should have your first PCB designed. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Required knowledge/skills: English, If you want to follow along you will need to install the free version of Autodesk Eagle CAD beforehand: www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/free-download

Various: Lecture in English language, https://picoballoon.org

The Picoballoon Project – introduction

The Picoballoon Project – introduction

Speaker: Jakub Nagy

Age of participants: any

Short description: The Project Picoballoon is an international project that enables students of all ages to collectively work and develop technologies and methods to research atmospheric behaviour and to learn how to cooperate in a large team. The research itself revolves around the development of ultralight stratospheric probes which can fly for long periods of time whilst collecting and transmitting data. During this short introductory presentation you will learn more about the Project Picoballoon, it’s beginnings, successes, failures but most importantly how to participate. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Required knowledge/skills: English and a Good mood

Various: Lecture in English language, https://picoballoon.org

„Hands on Physics with MIT“ – a high school example of collaborative learning in action

„Hands on Physics with MIT“ – a high school example of collaborative learning in action

Time: Do, 16:30 – 17:15 CEST

Speakers: Cristina Trevissoi and students, Liceo Scientifico Antonio Roiti, Ferrara, Italy

Age of the participants: any

Short description: This talk will present an example of collaborative learning in action. An experiential project based learning (PBL) within a traditional Italian STEM oriented high school has been carried on in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Physics Department of Ferrara University. Students from different grades, mentors and teachers are walking together in the path of knowledge.
The presentation will demonstrate how a non-traditional method of teaching and learning in a community of high school students can build knowledge and foster passion that fuels motivation for STEM.
Most of all, these students develop important life skills to build a better world. Teams formed around project ideas, proposed during group ideation sessions. Design discussions presented a variety of perspectives and required students to reason through alternatives and agree upon the best solution. Students realized that working together and sharing talents is the best way to achieve a creative, effective result.
The project itself is not the main goal, the individual and team experiences are more important.
With a huge variety of examples of student projects.

Required knowledge/skills: English

Various: Lecture in English language

Photonic quantum technologies

Photonic quantum technologies

Speaker: Markus Gräfe; Fraunhofer Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik

Age of the participants: from class 10

Short description:

Since the second quantum revolution, the growing exploitation of quantum states led to many sophisticated and novel applications. Former, mainly academic research is more and more transferred into real-world quantum technology ready to serve practical tasks. Today, the quantum computer is within reach, satellite based quantum communication already started, and the field of sensing and imaging was revolutionized, too. Non-classical states of light promise a phase sensitivity beyond any classical and super-resolution capability. Moreover, based on quantum correlations, which are rooted in the very heart of quantum mechanics, the imaging of samples with photons that have never interacted with the object is feasible.
The presentation will give an overview on photon-based quantum technology with a particular focus on quantum-enhanced imaging.

Required knowledge/skills: English

Various: Lecture in English language

Stabilisation of an instrument carrier for stratospheric balloons

Stabilisation of an instrument carrier for stratospheric balloons

Time: Mi, 17:45-18:30 CEST

Speakers: Kalle Bracht, Leo Bechstein, SFN

Age of the participants: any

Short description: It is difficult to take measurements with weather balloons because they are exposed to wind gusts and turbulence during the flight. So far, a lot of fuel has to be carried to stabilize large balloon nacelles, which takes up a large part of the payload. Our system is a lot lighter than the conventional version, therefore it offers enormous cost savings and is also more environmentally friendly.

Required knowledge/skills: English

Various: Lecture in English language, Presence participation requires registration

MIT Formula SAE team

MIT Formula SAE team

Time: Wed, 16:30-17:15 CEST

Speakers: Jorge Nin, Fischer Moseley, Stefan Borjan and Sarah Coston, MIT, USA

Age of the participants: any

Short description:  MIT Motorsports is the student-run Formula SAE team at MIT. The team is made up of around 40 undergraduate students that design, build and test formula-style cars for the international Formula SAE competition. This year they are looking at building their first functional 4WD system as well a refining the first water-cooled battery pack.

Required knowledge/skills: English

Various: Lecture in English language