Robotics, Nanotechnology and DaVinci Models
A SECTA partnership between OLLI at Southern Oregon University and ScienceWorks
OLLI at Southern Oregon University and ScienceWorks collaborated to offer OLLI STEM courses at ScienceWorks.
Robotics workshop: Participants watched demos showing a range of robots in action followed by a 'hands-on' workshop where they explored PicoCrickets and NXT Lego Mindstorm systems.
Nanotechnology: A ScienceWorks weekend program and lecture event (there were 537 attendees at this very successful event!)
Da Vinci Models: A class on Leonardo da Vinci and his inventions.The class opted to build Leonardo's cam hammer machine for blacksmiths. After constructing the machine from a 513-year-old blueprint the class donated the machine to ScienceWorks in Ashland.
(Left) OLLI at SOU members pose with their Leonardo Da Vinci cam hammer.
(Right) Ownership of the cam hammer is passed from OLLI to ScienceWorks.
Seniors build ancient device to teach kids - Leonardo da Vinci invention is the newest exhibit on display at ScienceWorks (Ashland Daily Tidings, October 20, 2010.)
Contact person for more information about these projects: Larry Kellogg