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Take Your Child to Work Day

On Friday, June 7, 2019 bring your children for the third annual Take Your Child to Work Day!  Children ages 4-15 have the opportunity to come to work and participate in activities on campus (parents must accompany children).  Children will receive a voucher for free lunch at Fresh Food Company. 

Activities

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts

Event Start: Moores School of Music Lobby

“The Arts Experience”: Children will tour all areas (art, music, theatre & dance) of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts paired with hands-on, interactive activities.  Blaffer Art Museum will offer tours of the museum as well as fun-filled art-making activities.  Participants should bring their imagination, as all materials will be provided, and dress for art making and touring the arts quadrangle known as “The Grove”.

They will explore the exciting world of the arts while activating their creativity.  From artistic petting zoos to demonstrations to performances, there won’t be a dull moment.  Parents will collaborate with their children while watching their transformation right before their eyes.

College of Technology

Event Start: Technology Building 2 (T2 Room 201), Second Floor

Building Challenge: Construct items using marshmallows and uncooked noodles-group will be put into teams and the instructor will come up with what each team is going to construct: for example a bridge

Virtual Construction: Augmented Reality – looking at design of a house and an industrial facility using iPads and Microsoft HoloLens

Craft: Design a T-shirt using fabric markers (What does Technology represent to you)

Office of Sustainability

Event Start: UH Food Garden, near the corner of Cullen and Wheeler, outside Cougar Woods

Gardening Activities: Various activities needed to maintain a garden to include weeding, planting, harvesting, and trimming vegetables. 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Event Start: Philip Guthrie Hoffman hall (PGH Room 232), Second Floor

Computer Science: Introduction to the CS Gaming Program, Success Stories concerning US Imagine Cup, US Imagine Cup Game Demo, VR/AR-based Serious Game Demo (Oculus VR and Microsoft HoloLens)

Physics: Meissner effect (superconductivity) demonstration, gyroscope rotating stools/wheels activity, and connecting circuits!

Chemistry: Demonstrations from students in the American Chemical Society; elephant toothpaste, dry ice, lava lamps and more!

Purpose: Children will learn how to properly introduce themselves, take inventory of their work interest through activities, learn about unique job opportunities, and set career goals.  

University Career Services

Event Start: Student Service Center 1, UCS office

Activities:

Professional Etiquette

Career Explorations (How many jobs can you name?)

Career Charades            

What would you rather do? (Fun Interest Assessment)

Draw or write what you might want to be, why, and how?

Athletics

Event Start: Fertitta Center

You and your child will get to take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the brand new Fertitta Center, shoot hoops and run drills on the actual court the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams play games on.  You will be able to take photos at mid court and under the basket as well.  There will also be time for half court scrimmages at each end divided by age.  We are still waiting on confirmation of Football’s Indoor Practice Facility availability for similar activities like kicking field goals, catching and throwing passes and running drills.  If the facility confirms availability there will be no football scrimmaging, however there will be an opportunity for photos. 

College of Education

Event Start: Farish Hall, room TBD

Healthy eating workshop  for mothers/fathers and their child (between ages 9-13 years) that we do as part of our Nutritional Ambassador Program to the UH staff.