Thode Library's INSTAGRAM SCAVENGER HUNT
All Week Long! | Who: You!
Follow the clues posted daily on Instagram @thodelibrary to find special locations around campus and snap a photo of yourself for the chance to win prizes.
3D PRINTER WORKSHOP with WOMEN IN ENGINEERING
The 3D printing workshop is aimed for individuals that haven't used a 3D printer before. Women in Engineering will explain the aspect of 3D printer and how it works. They will also provide a demo of how to 3D Print. individuals will be making name tags and using both the 3D printers at the Thode Makerspace and at Lyons New Media Centre (Women in Engineering will show them how to book slots at Lyons)
MCMASTER START CODING
Mon. 4-4:30pm | Tues. 1-1:30pm | Wed. 3-3:30pm | Fri. 1-1:30pm | Presented by: Outreach Computing & Software
Have you never programmed before? Are you interested in finding out what coding is about? This is your chance to display your artistic skills while learning how to create animations and games using programming! Come out to Science Literacy Week and attend some fun workshops by "The McMaster Outreach Program". You can also get an opportunity to volunteer with us to teach children programming! Beginner level coding. Look for us at the tables in Reactor Cafe area (near fireplace).
SPACE STATION DOCKING GAME CREATION
Mon. 4:30-5:00pm | Tues. 1:30-2:00pm | Wed. 3:30-4:00pm | Fri. 1:30 - 2:00pm | Presented by: Outreach Computing & Software
Intermediate level coding. Have you never programmed before? Are you interested in finding out what coding is about? This is your chance to display your artistic skills while learning how to create animations and games using programming! Come out to Science Literacy Week and attend some fun workshops by "The McMaster Outreach Program". You can also get an opportunity to volunteer with us to teach children programming! Look for us at the tables in Reactor Cafe area (near fireplace).
FINDING AND MAPPING DATA ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY
Tues. Sept. 18th | 10am-12pm | Wong e-Classroom in Mills Library | Presented by: Vivek Jadon and Christine Homuth.
This 2-hour session will focus on the Population Census of Canada. The first hour will highlight a wide assortment of data available from the Census, explore key sections of Statistics Canada’s Census Program website, as well as demo the process of accessing Census data using Canadian Census Analyzer. The last hour will highlight the mapping of Census data using boundary files from Statistics Canada and the open source GIS software application, QGIS. Additional sources of spatial data will also be explored. No previous knowledge of GIS is required.
Tues. Sept. 18th | 7:30 pm | Mary Keyes Residence near the turning circle |
Join the Sidewalk Astronomy team on their two telescopes (10" and 12" in diameter) to view Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, star clusters, and nebulae. Our astronomy is weather permitting, so please check the Sidewalk Astronomy website to confirm if skies are going to be clear.
Explore STEM with Let’s Talk Science at McMaster
Tues. Sept. 18th and Thurs. Sept. 20th | 12-2pm | Lobby of Thode Library
Let’s Talk Science will be bringing interesting science experiments and activities to Thode library! Take some time to engage your minds and inspire discovery..
STORIES OF THE SKY at the W.J. McCallion Planetarium
Wed. Sept. 19th | 7–8pm & 8:15–9:15pm | W.J. McCallion Planetarium, Burke Science Building B149
View the constellations in a broader historical context, with a planetarium show that combines cultural interpretations about the stars in the sky. This show will cover Asian folklore associated with the Milky Way, called Tanabata; a variety of Greek mythologies describing constellations in the Western sky; and, an Indigenous perspective about the Celestial Bear, also known as the Big Dipper. Reserve your seat in advance, tickets $7.
"TO ASK THE PROPER QUESTIONS" – THE ART AND CRAFT OF SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Thurs. Sept. 20th | 4 - 5 pm | Archives and Research Collections. Mills Library | Presented by: Myron Groover
The history of science as told by books. From the writings of Aristotle and Galen to the 20th-century skepticism of Popper, the history of science has been given shape by monumental achievements in writing. These books —Galileo’s Dialogue, Newton’s Opticks, Conrad Gessner’s Historia Animalium, John Gerard’s Herball, and many more — have served as milestones which changed the course of human affairs. Join us in the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections for a first-hand look at some of these iconic texts, dating from the 12th century to the present day.
Graphic Design and Basic Inventor Workshop Series
Thurs. Sept. 20th | 4:30pm (Adobe Illustrator) and 7pm (Part Design) | Thode Makerspace | Presented by: Mac Design League
Mac Design League is hosting a series of two workshops on graphic design and a series of 4 workshops on Basic Inventor. The graphic design workshops will introduce you to a world of creativity. No prior Graphic design knowledge is required. The Inventor workshops will teach the fundamentals of CAD modeling. No prior CAD knowledge is needed.
ELECTRONICS FOR EVERYONE: A HANDS-ON INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP
Fri. Sept. 21st | 10:30–12:30pm | Wong E-Classroom, Mills Library | Presented by: Jay Brodeur
Have you ever wondered how your electronic devices work? Do you long to make lights blink or buzzers buzz on command? Do you need to fill a couple of hours before lunch on Friday? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, please join us from 1030-1230 on Friday, 21-September, 2018 for "Electronics for Everyone": a very gentle, hands-on introduction to physical computing and simple electronics. In this session, we'll use Arduinos and various components (all provided by us) to introduce the basics of electronic circuits and build some interactive devices!