The Middletown Spring Seminar series has been decided on, and if you’re interested to know what the options are, look no further. Second year students voted today, and first year students will vote tomorrow!
Nanomaterials and Their Applications – What are nanomaterials? Surely, you know about the iPod nano; however, is it a nanomaterial? In this seminar we will explore how large materials at nanoscale are, what they are made of, and most importantly why we pay attention to them.
Space and Engineering Seminar – Our students will have the fabulous opportunity to learn about satellite communication, aeronautical engineering, and other rocket and space science from three very special visiting speakers. This should be an awesome opportunity to learn first-hand about past, present, and future directions in engineering. If you are interested in anything “space,” you won’t want to miss this seminar series.
Life in the Chesapeake Bay – This seminar will explore the ecology of the Bay. We’ll learn about typical habitats of the Bay and its tributaries. We’ll also learn about a great place known for collecting Miocene fossils, Calvert Cliffs.
Outstanding in Your Finite Field – Farmers and Mathematicians alike will enjoy this investigation of Abstract Algebra. We will explore the implications for operations within a set which satisfies twelve requirements. Have you ever worked on a finite machine? Are you tired of fractions pushing you around? Have we got a seminar for you!
Mr. Burton’s Hobby Shop – Do you need a change of pace from the mentally-tasking work of MVGS? Are you seeking a chance to work with your hands? If you are interested in taking on a few small projects which will teach you valuable DIY skills as well as leaving you with a few cool MVGS keepsakes, then join Mr. Burton’s DIY seminar. Each week, you will be guided through building a relatively simple project which you will get to take home at the end of the seminar. We are hoping to be able to build bluebird houses, stools, and table lamps (specific projects are subject to change as we finalize plans for the seminar). This seminar is intended to be an introduction to wood shop and electrical wiring, specifically focusing on sharing those skills with students who have never done such things. If this is you, take a chance and visit Mr. Burton’s Hobby Shop. (Donations are welcome for this seminar, but not required. There are a lot of supplies involved.)
Creative Writing – Do some writing that doesn’t involve a thesis! Share a piece of writing with me, and I won’t write anything about “fluff” or “evidence” on it. We’ll work on freeing our creative minds, we’ll read lots of fun and inspirational materials, and we’ll try to produce an autobiographical essay in the mode of David Sedaris and other great non-fiction writers.