Technology Fair at UVM -- 01Dec12

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1.0 Overview

The University of Vermont's College of Engineering and Mathematics is partnering with General Dynamics and the Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America, and the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains offer to introductory educational opportunities for girls and boys, ages 11-17, in technology-related subjects. UVM faculty, Scout leaders, and engineers from General Dynamics will teach eleven enginering-related subjects so that scouts can earn most of the requirements for one merit badge during this event. Participants in this engineering program will be guests of the UVM College of Engineering And Mathematics Sciences Design Technology And Science Connection (TASC) Competition. This engineering educational opportunity will be held on Saturday 1 December 2012 in the Patrick Gym at the University of Vermont.

Complete information and on-line registration is provided here

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

There are 11 merit badges to choose from. The openings listed are as of 1 October.
  • Architecture [FULL]
  • Astronomy (9 openings)
  • Computers (29 openings)
  • Electricity (15 openings)
  • Electronics (19 openings) (Note: Requires a circuit board which costs an additional $20.)
  • Engineering (13 openings)
  • Metals (7 openings)
  • Photography (11 openings)
  • Riflery (13 openings)
  • Robotics (8 openings)
  • Space Exploration (15 openings)
  • Surveying (14 openings)

2.2 Schedule of Events

Saturday, 1 Dec 12
0800--Meet at Community Center.
0815--Depart for Montpelier.
1000--Registration - Tennis Courts - Patrick Gym at the University of Vermon.t
1000--After Registration, visit UVM TASC Middle School and High School Engineering challenges exhibit in the tennis courts.
1100--Registration closes.
1130--Lunch in the tennis courts lobby.
1215--Meet in lobby and board bus for Votey/Waterman.
1300--Presentations and merit badge classes in Votey and Waterman.
1600--Program ends.
1615--Depart for Hanover.
1745--Arrive Hanover.

Note: The Electronics merit badge meets 1230 to 1700.

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This is not expected to be a physically difficult day, but may make you think!

2.4 Special Requirements

Open to all Scouts in Troop 45. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing.

Each scout must register online for this event. No payment is due at time of registration. However, the merit badge choices are filling up.

Although this event is designed for Vermont Scouts, we have permission from coordinator Michael Lane to bring our Troop 45 Scouts.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 01Oct12

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 30Nov12

3.3 Costs

There is a $10 fee for each course. It is due at registration. Only cash or checks will be accepted. If paying by check, please make it payable to "The University of Vermont/Scouts". This fee includes food and a t-shirt. Once registered, you will join other participants in your class and you will all be brought to the classroom. In addition, Scouts registering for the Electronics merit badge need to bring a second check for $20 made out to the Green Mountain Council for the circuit board and component for the project that they will be making in the workshop.

3.5 Equipment

3.5.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class A uniform throughout. We'll be in the public eye!
  • Water bottle.
  • Printout of merit badge worksheets for the merit badge you are registered for. Get these worksheets here.
  • Electronics participants will need to bring a 9V battery.

    3.5.2 Patrol Equipment


    3.5.3 Troop Equipment


    3.6 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Community Center
    Drop-off Time: 0800 Sat 1 Dec 12
    Pickup Point: Same place
    Pickup Time: 1745 (1845 for Electronics participants) Same day

    Driving Directions: ... We currently need drivers for this event.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Christopher
  • Davey

    4.2 Adult Leaders

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    Approved YJB 9Oct12

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