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STEM Summer Kids Camp 2018

STEM Kids Summer Camp 2018

Join NDSU for a variety of summer kids camps. Camps are offered two different weeks (July 23-26 and July 30 - August 2) on the NDSU campus.

Cost: 
$80 per camp

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Please contact Nicole Hagness for more information

July 23-26 (Morning Session)

July 23-26 Morning (9-12:00)

  • Creative Computer Coding (K-2): Students will be engaged and have fun learning to code with the Code.org program. This is a hands-on interactive class with immediate results on how to learn the basics behind computer coding with game-like formats. Instruction will be given and often be individualized throughout the camp to help each child feel confident and capable.
  • Gear Heads (3rd - 5th Grade): Build and explore engineering through basic machines and mechanisms. Using Lego Education kits, learn about gears, pulleys, levers, linkages, and pneumatics. Work in teams to build simple and motorized mechanisms to demonstrate concepts.
  • If I Built a Car (3rd - 5th Grade): Design your own dream car, learn about engineers and how they use the design process. Build an assembly line to produce foam race cars.
  • Biomedical Engineering (6th - 8th Grade): Learn how biomedical engineers use science, math, and problem solving to help keep people healthy. Design a variety of medical devices and learn how similar devices are used in hospitals and in everyday life.

July 23-26 (Afternoon Session)

July 23-26 Afternoon (1-4:00)

  • Gear Heads Jr. (K-2): Build and explore engineering through basic machines and mechanisms. Using Lego Education kits, learn about gears, levers, pulleys, linkages, and pneumatics. Work in teams to build simple and motorized mechanisms to demonstrate concepts.
  • Get Wired (3rd - 5th Grade): Learn about electrical engineering by creating, designing, and testing circuits.
  • Oil Spill (3rd - 5th Grade): Learn about engineers and what they do. Become an environmental engineer through simulation and learn how to properly clean up an oil spill.
  • Middle School Engineering (6th - 8th Grade): Explore science and engineering concepts. Build and experiment with a guest teacher daily.

July 30 - August 2 (Morning Session)

July 30 - August 2nd Morning (9-12:00)

  • Crazy Concoctions (K-2): Learn about solids, liquids, and solutions. These scientists will get to mix up their own samples of flub, bubbles, and more.
  • Boys Rockin’ Robots (3rd - 5th Grade): Learn about robots and create your own robot. Program your robots to complete tasks throughout the week.
  • Mix It Up (3rd - 5th Grade): This chemistry-based class will involve some crazy mad science experiments including elephant toothpaste, liquid nitrogen, ice cream, and more.
  • Video Game Design (6th - 8th Grade): Learn the basics of coding and design your own video game that your friends and family can play.

July 30 - August 2 (Afternoon Session)

July 30 - August 2 Afternoon (1-4:00)

  • Creative Computer Coding (K-2): Students will be engaged and have fun learning to code with the Code.org program. This is a hands-on interactive class with immediate results on how to learn the basics behind computer coding with game-like formats. Instruction will be given and often be individualized throughout the camp to help each child feel confident and capable.
  • Crime Scene Science (3rd - 5th Grade): Help solve a crime by analyzing a crime scene and learning about forensic science techniques. Learn how to do fingerprint analysis, blood splatter analysis, blood typing, bite mark analysis, and powder analysis.
  • Girls Rockin’ Robots (3rd - 5th Grade): Learn about robots and create your own robot. Program your robots to complete tasks throughout the week.
  • 3D Printing (6th - 8th Grade): Learn how to design models on the computer and 3D print something to bring home at the end of the week.
  • Asteroid Impact (6th - 8th Grade): Your team is informed that an asteroid will impact the Earth, and your challenge is to design an underground shelter to keep people safe after the asteroid hits. Learn how to test rocks, explore geological maps, and design a shelter.

9-11 Grade STEM Camp (STEM Boot Camp) is not being offered in 2018. Check back for updates on possible 2019 offerings.

Educators/School Programs

Introduce a Girl to Engineering
Guest Speakers/Partners in the Classroom
Tours

Contact

For more information on K-12 Outreach activities, contact:

Lauren Singelmann, Outreach Coordinator, at lauren.n.singelmann@ndsu.edu or 701.231.5798

or 

Scott Pryor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, at scott.pryor@ndsu.edu or 701.231.8432.

The NDSU College of Engineering STEM Alliance is a partnership between NDSU and area businesses that work together to make a tangible difference in the lives of K-12 students. Its purpose is to increase the number and diversity of college- and career-ready students being introduced to STEM careers in our region.

STEM Alliance Partners

Contact

For more information on how your company can become part of the STEM Alliance, contact Scott Pryor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, at scott.pryor@ndsu.edu or 701.231.8432.


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