Immersing Students in Science & Technology of Our Community
The North Florida Energy Whiz Expo is held every April at the Gainesville Raceway, home of the Gator Nationals. Elementary, middle, and high school students test and improve uniquely designed solar cars, solar cookers, and energy-efficient critter condos. Those interested may take their designs to state level competition at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, FL.
Hands On Gainesville partners with the Alachua County Public Schools, Gainesville Raceway, Florida Solar Energy Center, and multiple university engineering clubs.
Hands On Gainesville, University of Florida (UF) Solar Gators, UF Chemistry Outreach, and UF Society of Women Engineers are mentoring P.K Yonge High School students as they prepare for the Regional Science Olympiad to be held at UF on January 19th, 2019. The High School students are competing in 23 different science and technology categories. For more on the Olympiad, click here.
Hands On Gainesville and UF Engineers for Sustainability are bringing engineering design to the 21st Century after-school clubs at Lincoln Middle School and Westwood Middle School. Students are learning about architectural design and energy efficiency as they work toward designing birdhouses to be hung at their schools.
Hands On Gainesville and the Eastside High School STEM-FY club are bringing engineering design to elementary school students at the Eastside Arts Coalition’s after-school program at the Cone Park Library. Students are learning about plants and gardens as they work toward designing and building Vertical Gardens.