Virtual EXPO Extended Experience
Community colleges and high schools are invited to explore projects that push the boundaries of science and technology and learn more about the University of Idaho. Participants who complete the program are eligible to win prizes!
Launch: April 28-May 16
Registration Opens in March
Planning has begun for our virtual event. A decision to have an in-person event has not been made and will be based on current statewide phased opening procedures and safety protocols. An outline of the EXPO Extended Experience plan is available below to give students an idea of what they'll participate in. Refer back to this website for more details.
How it works?
Use our website to complete the activities listed below. When you’ve completed each step, simply fill out a brief form to select your prize!
Events will be held April 28-May 16.
Step 1. Choose Your Hands-On Activity
Let us walk you through how to build a robotic hand, a water filtration device, a mousetrap car and more! Choose a hands-on activity from your grade level that fits your interests in STEM.
Step 2. Explore Projects by Vandal Engineers
Check out what our current students are working on to test and develop prototypes for leading industry, including a device that can hear wildfire and improve detection, a Minecraft modification to help us better understand the power grid, and using artificial intelligence to improve NASA’s communication to Earth from space!
Step 3. Meet Our Students, Faculty & Alumni
Discover your community at the University of Idaho by attending a virtual discussion with current students, faculty and staff.
Meet our keynote speaker Vandal graduate Margrit von Braun, who works with Doctors without Borders on environmental health and remediation projects in Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh. She co-founded TerraGraphics International Foundation, a non-governmental organization assisting communities in reducing their environmental exposures to hazardous waste sites, particularly in mining districts.
Step 4. Take a Virtual Tour
Explore labs and research centers on the Moscow campus, including our Polymorphic Games Studio for commercial video game development, the Clean Snowmobile Competition team garage, tools and equipment used to simulate cyber attacks in our Scanville Cybersecurity Lab, and more!
Step 5. Pick Your Prize!
You'll have an opportunity to upload a photo or video of your completed hands-on activity, answer some questions and pick your prize!