Current STEM Module Topics

The Sunday Academy program held at tribal colleges in North Dakota are designed to spark interest in the middle and high school students and help with their transition to college level math, science, and engineering studies at tribal colleges.

2022-2023 Schedule by activity
2022-2023 Schedule by tribal college site

2022-2023
  • Polymer synthesis from common materials
    By: Alex Parent (NDSU)
     
  • Water flows through the Red River during flooding
    By: Trung Bao Le (NDSU)
     
  • Insulin signaling
    By: Tim Greives and Britt Heidinger (both NDSU)
     
  • Making slime and bouncy balls using household materials
    By: Julia Zhao (UND)
     
  • Game Theory
    All sites activity
     
  • Nanobot Challenge
    All sites activity
     
  • Tesselations
    All sites activity

If you are designing a new Sunday Academy activity, please use the ND EPSCoR STEM learning module template for instructors.

Previous STEM Activities (Listed by NSF Research Area)

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES:


BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES:


CHEMISTRY:

  • Recycling Bioplastics  2017-2018
    * Center for Sustainable Materials Science (CSMS) topic
    Lead instructor of module: Alex Parent (NDSU)
    Activity Plan      PowerPoint
  • Bio-Based Materials  2016-2017
    * Center for Sustainable Materials Science (CSMS) topic
    Lead instructor of module: Jayaraman Sivaguru (NDSU)
    Please email us to request the PPT file

    Activity Plan     PDF of PowerPoint

COMPUTER SCIENCES:


    ENGINEERING:

        • Engineered Composite Building Products  2015-2016
          * Center for Sustainable Materials Science (CSMS) topic
          Lead instructor of module: Dilpreet Bajwa (NDSU)
          Activity Plan      PowerPoint
        • The Dynamics of Catapults versus Trebuchets  2012-2013
          Activity Plan

        EARTH and OCEAN SCIENCES:

        • Drinking Water Treatment  2017-2018
          * Emerging Areas Seed topic
          Lead instructor of module: Feng (Frank) Xiao (UND)
          Activity Plan      PowerPoint
        • The Water Cycle  2016-2017
          * Center for Regional Climate Studies (CRCS) topic
          Lead instructor of module: Aaron Kennedy (UND)
          Activity Plan     PowerPoint

        MATHEMATICS:


        PHYSICS:

        • Purification of Water with Biobased Materials  2015-2016
          * Center for Sustainable Materials Science (CSMS) topic
          Lead instructor of module: Jayaraman Sivaguru (NDSU)
          Activity Plan      PowerPoint
        • Reactions With Light  2014-2015
          * Center for Sustainable Materials Science (CSMS) topic
          Lead instructor of module: Jayaraman Sivaguru and Mukund Sibi (NDSU)
          Activity Plan      PowerPoint

        TECHNOLOGY: