REGISTRATION for STEM Saturday with Dr. Mackie on Saturday, February 20th is now open! Simple Machines using Hydraulics!

Simple Machines and Structures using Hydraulics!
Have you ever seen a car lifted into the air at an auto repair shop? Have you ever wondered how an elevator can lift a load of people up into the air? Have you ever seen a large crane arms moving tons of dirt? This technology is called hydraulics! A hydraulic system uses a liquid, usually oil, to transmit force and it’s used to power everything from car brakes and garbage trucks to motorboat steering and garage jacks. Consider some of the world’s biggest machines like cranes, tipper trucks, fork lifts and diggers and they are all examples of a liquid, usually oil, being used to produce work, hydraulics.
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At STEM Saturday with Dr. Mackie on February 20th, students will design and construct simple machines and structures using hydraulics like elevators, fork lifts, crane arms and diggers. By learning how to build different type of hydraulic structures or simple machines, students will learn how engineers work and what goes into designing and building complex, but necessary machines that are used by people every day. Students will learn the different types of forces, which act on all type of structures. Engineers design all structures with enough strength to withstand forces or motion, like pushing, pulling, rotating, regulating or driving. Students will work with STEM Professionals and college students on projects to learn about Simple Machines, Structures and Hydraulics (Civil Engineering) and the forces and motion they must withstand! Students will construct hydraulic powered simple machines and structures.
REGISTRATION for “STEM SATURDAY with Dr. Calvin Mackie” presents ” Simple Machines: Hydraulics! on February 20, 2016 is now OPEN through February 18th or until capacity is reached! TheFebruary 20th event will be held at the newly renovated Gernon Brown Center, 1001 N. Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124 in the Lakeview area in City Park,from 9 am to 12:30 PM The STEM topic will be Simple Machines, Structures and Hydraulics (Civil Engineering)!  Register at
A limited number of FREE slots are available for ALL students who receive free or reduced lunch vouchers on a first come basis, all others must pay $60 for participation. You must register online!!! For more info or to register visit:
Note: Although you may have registered for an event in the past, parents must Pre-register their child(ren) online for EACH Saturday event and complete the full Consent/Registration packet only once (Completed Consent/Registration will be placed on file at STEM NOLA office). The full registration packet must be downloaded/printed out and returned to the STEM NOLA office via mail (1631 Elysian Fields Suite #1, New Orleans, 70117), via email ( or fax (504-391-0760), or brought to the Camp Site on the day of participation. Registration will be on a First come/First serve basis, and will officially open on February 4th, 2015. Participation will be limited to the first 125 (One hundred) registrants.
Thank you for helping STEM NOLA reach the goal of exposing, inspiring and engaging the youth of our communities to see and experience the unlimited possibilities in STEM. Since it’s start in Dec 2013, STEM NOLA has engaged over 4400 K-12 kids from over 285 schools in STEM hands-on activities, come out to see why more kids are showing up at recreation facilities to participate in STEM activities than for individual sports!!  Again, the February 20th event will be held at the newly renovated Gernon Brown Center, 1001 N. Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124 in the Lakeview area in City Park from 9 am to 12:30 PM.  Bring your kid(s) and watch them learn about the Simple Machines, Structures & Hydraulics (Civil Engineering).
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