GRRL Tech 2016 Workshops

 Registration Deadline is Thursday, February 25, 2016

URI Consent Form - Required for each student attending
GRRL Tech Scholarship Application - Required for student to be eligible for scholarships
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Students who register for this workshop will automatically be registered for workshop #2, and will stay at Peckham Farm for 90 minutes.

In this workshop, students will learn how biotechnology is...
This workshop is a continuation of the previous workshop #1.

Note: Students who sign up for Workshop #2 must also sign up for Workshop #1 and will stay in one location for 90 minutes.

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This workshop will focus on vision in fishes; it will address how fish perceive the underwater world differently from humans, both from a color perspective, and from a non-binocular vision...
The workshop will demonstrate the different steps of a biopharmaceutical production process by utilizing food to make connections between how the cells are grown, how the cells produce a product, and...
Students will go over the importance of surveying and how to go through survey data to make business decisions. We will cover different types of surveys, how to collect data, and interpret data. This...
In this session, students will learn how materials designed and produced by engineers are used in everyday applications. They will have hands-on opportunity to make different materials, analyze their...
We will study polymers in disposable diapers and in hair gels and conduct "melting" polymer experiments with the collapse of the super absorbent hydrogel.    

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Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it...
The workshop will describe the field of Computer Science and Software Development. Students will write code using the Javascript language that is used both for games and web...
This workshop will describe the fields of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security. It includes exciting videos of cyber crime investigations.  Students will perform hands-on password cracking and...
Today’s laptop and desktop computers are complicated machines with highly standardized physical interfaces. They execute complex programs with many levels of abstraction for device drivers to library...
Protecting a company against hackers means understanding how they think. This session will give you insight into how a hacker starts their attack and how you can identify suspicious online activity. ...
Are you interested to learn more about developing websites?  Then this is the workshop for you!  Volunteers from “Girls Develop It” will teach you the basics of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. With these...
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Stephen Wozniak, Bill Gates and others have warned about Artificial?Intelligence.  It's also a growing part of our daily life from self-driving cars, facial recognition, ...
Are images of the Universe like great big selfies of the sky? See how astronomers create space images and understand their data of the cosmos. Working with actual NASA data on topics from exploded...
A detective from the Rhode Island State Police Forensic Services Unit will walk you through what it’s like to be on a real crime scene, what some of the similarities and differences are with popular...
The objective of this workshop is to understand intuitively why bad outcomes happen and how policies affect fishermen’s behavior.  All students will participate in a series of “fishing” games. After...
In these sessions girls will learn from a team of female engineers how engineering simulation is used, from diapers to cars to your heart, and everything in between. Students will participate in and...
In the world of engineering our work might seem like child’s play, but a lot of design engineering goes into making fashion dolls aspirational, fun and runway ready. This exciting hands-on workshop...
Money:  We use it to buy the things we need.  We use it to buy the things we want.  But, without a plan for your money, you could be heading for financial hardships.  We will explore the need for a...
This workshop will give an overview of what the State Biology/DNA Laboratory does with evidence and explain what the DNA database, CODIS is.  The workshop attendees will be asked to do some DNA...
Covering 147 miles, Narragansett Bay is the largest estuary in New England. In this workshop you will “fly to” Narragansett Bay with Google Earth and investigate the sources of water and potential...
Join this workshop to find out how cool it is to be a librarian in today’s rapidly-changing digital world. Participants will learn both the practical side of librarianship (how to become a librarian, ...
Scientists who study marine pollution use a wide variety of cutting-edge technologies and problem solving skills to solve environmental mysteries. Here we will use color chromatography and other...
This is an opportunity to learn about plankton, the small creatures that drift in the world's oceans and form the base of the marine food web.  You will get to see live plankton collected from...
95% of the ocean is unexplored! Scientists estimate more than 10,000 seamounts remain left to discover! Join this session to meet the Corps of Exploration team who go to sea on Exploration...
Students will discuss isotopes and radioactivity and hands-on half-life activities. Students will be in groups of 2 and will use M&Ms to show the concept of half-life. All of the groups will post...
Interested in Oceanography, Biology, and/or Geology? Come explore the research behind mapping underwater habitats which involves characterizing habitat types by understanding how the biology and...
This workshop will demonstrate drug effects using human patient simulators in a mock hospital setting.  Students will observe and assess drug effects on human physiology to better understand how they...
Students will participate in a simulation lab experience will illustrates adverse drug effects. Students will administer an antidote to reverse an adverse drug effecg. This workshop will be run by a...
How does the United States Navy overcome the forces of gravity to move objects in the air like planes,s rockets and helicopters?  Let's experiment!  Get ready to be creative and develop your own...
Educators will be introduced to the global expeditions of Exploration Vessel Nautilus and the Ocean Exploration Trust - their cutting-edge technology that advances scientific understanding of the...