A student watches to see if his moon lander design passes the drop test.
A student watches to see if his moon lander design passes the drop test.
Students conduct a chemistry experiment using charcoal filters.
Students conduct a chemistry experiment using charcoal filters.
Students evaluate each other's ice cream flavors.
Students evaluate each other's ice cream flavors.
Students put the finishing touches on their moon lander.
Students put the finishing touches on their moon lander.
Students work on their engineering skills.
Students work on their engineering skills.
Dr. Carlos Trallero, KSU Physics Professor, spoke to students about how he overcame obstacles in his life to obtain his goals at the luncheon.
Dr. Carlos Trallero, KSU Physics Professor, spoke to students about how he overcame obstacles in his life to obtain his goals at the luncheon.

Si Se Puede Hacer Ciencias Y Matematicas

Yes, I Can Do Science and Mathematics

Funded by the outreach components of successful STEM grants at other Kansas regional institutions

Si Se Puede is a program for 6th-8th grade Hispanic students and is held every year on a Saturday in October. Students participate in four hands-on workshops taught by Hispanic professionals from all over the state of Kansas. The workshops allow students to explore STEM topics such as: engineering, physics, medicine, chemistry, and veterinary medicine.

Students also hear words of encouragement from Hispanic professionals during a formal luncheon in ESU’s Memorial Union. Tours of campus are given by Hispanic ESU students, door prizes are handed out, and each student receives a Si Se Puede t-shirt.

Parents and teachers are encouraged to attend the program as well. The adult sessions focus on how to encourage Hispanic students to study STEM subjects and advice on how to succeed in college.

Registration is on a first come first serve basis and is limited to the first 100 students. Preference is given to those who have not previously attended. On-site registrations will not be accepted; you must preregister. The program marks its 10-year anniversary in 2016.

For more information about Si Se Puede, contact the Department of Mathematics and Economics at 620-341-5281 or click on the brochure link below.     

 

Si Se Puede’s Goals:


2016 Program Specifics:

Date: October 29, 2016

Time:  9:00am - 3:15pm

Where: Science Hall, Emporia State University

Registration Deadline: October 14, 2016

Brochure link: Link