STEM Kids Camp

Ignite or fuel your child's passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes by registering them for these fun, hands-on learning camps. Students in grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 are invited to the NDSU College of Engineering for a variety of summer kids camps focused on topics in STEM. Camps cost $90 each and will be offered two different weeks. Register Online Here.

Note: Since the camps are offered in the summer, the school grade of your child is typically based on the grade your child will enter in Fall 2019. 

Once your child is officially registered for a camp, please read the Parent/Guardian Information section and complete a waiver form and STEM Kids Camp Photo Release for each child. This information will also be emailed to you prior to the beginning of the week your child is registered for.

Your child's registration is not complete until we receive the waiver. You may email it to lauren.n.singelmann@ndsu.edu or mail it to:

NDSU College of Engineering
Attn: Summer Kids Camps
PO Box 6050 Dept 2450
Fargo, ND 58108-6050 

For more information contact Lauren Singelmann at: lauren.n.singelmann@ndsu.edu or 701-231-5798

2019 Schedule

Session 1: Monday, July 22 – Thursday, July 25

Mornings (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Grades K-2

Rockin' Robots Jr

Practice building and programming LEGO robots using WeDo kits. Build a model of an alligator that can bite, a bird that flaps its wings, and a leg that can kick. 

Budding Biologist

Let your little scientist explore the exciting world of all things living in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and inspires curiosity! We will help build critical thinking skills as we explore and observe Plants, Invertebrates, Mammals, Reptiles, Animal Habitats, Lifecycles and so much more! 

Grades 3-5

Roller Coasters

Spend the week building a roller coaster for a marble while learning about physics, energy, and motion. 

Makey Makey Music

Use your coding and building skills to design and create drums, guitars, and pianos with Makey Makey kits! 

Drone Zone

Learn how to use drag-and-drop programming to fly drones through obstacles. 

Gear Heads

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. 

Grades 6-8

“Seeing” Science

This class is a first introduction to the science of seeing. Students will learn basic properties of light, examine how images are formed in the eye, and learn how the human visual system allows you to perceive color, motion, and depth. Class sessions will involve building and using simple optical devices to learn how these aspects of visual perception work. 

Rockin’ Robots Advanced

Are you interested in robotics, coding, and working with others to build awesomely epic robots? If so, come join us for a week of robotics fun! Working in teams you will obtain hands-on experience building, programming and controlling VEX robots capable of performing various tasks. Some of the projects covered are: lifting mechanisms, automation, and the basics of programming.

Afternoons (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Grades K-2

Crazy Concoctions

Learn about solids, liquids, and solutions. These scientists will get to mix up their own samples of slime, oobleck, and more.

Creative Computer Coding

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.

Grades 3-5

Crime Scene Science

Help solve a crime by analyzing a crime scene and learning about forensic science techniques. Learn how to do fingerprint analysis, blood spatter analysis, blood typing, bite mark analysis, and powder analysis.

Junior Biologist

Let your Junior Biologist explore the exciting world of all things! We will help build scientific confidence by using skills such as critical thinking, journaling, and observations. Enjoy hands on experiences as we explore Extremophiles, Plants, Invertebrates, Reptiles, Animal Habitats, Evolution and so much more!

Grades 6-8

3D Design and Virtual Reality ($100 total)

This course is a week long introduction to the basics of the CAD packages Inventor and TinekrCAD. These will be used to help you create solutions for engineering design challenges presented in this course. You will then be able to export models to a VR environment that viewed in your own cardboard VR lens and hologram projector that we will build! Additional fee will cover the cost of materials that students will be able to take home.

Engineering Jewelry ($100 total)

Explore electrical, mechanical, civil, and industrial engineering while making jewelry for you or a friend or family member. Additional fee will cover the cost of materials for the jewelry.

Daring Drones

Learn basic and advanced coding techniques to fly and navigate drones.

Session 2: Monday, July 29 - Thursday, August 1

Mornings (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Grades K-2

Storybook STEM

Students will be able to work on STEM projects related to all of their favorite stories including the Three Little Pigs, Goldieblox, and Rosie Revere Engineer! Each day will start with story time and then the students will do an activity related to the book.

Creative Computer Coding

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.

Grades 3-5

Junior Biologist

Let your Junior Biologist explore the exciting world of all things! We will help build scientific confidence by using skills such as critical thinking, journaling, and observations. Enjoy hands on experiences as we explore Extremophiles, Plants, Invertebrates, Reptiles, Animal Habitats, Evolution and so much more!

Gear Heads

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.

Mix It Up

This chemistry-based class will involve some crazy mad science experiments including elephant toothpaste, bouncy balls, and more!

Grades 6-8

Daring Drones

Learn basic and advanced coding techniques to fly and navigate drones.

3D Design and Virtual Reality ($100 total)

This course is a week long introduction to the basics of the CAD packages Inventor and TinekrCAD. These will be used to help you create solutions for engineering design challenges presented in this course. You will then be able to export models to a VR environment that viewed in your own cardboard VR lens and hologram projector that we will build! Additional fee will cover the cost of materials that students will be able to take home.

Afternoons (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Grades K-2

Gear Heads Jr

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.

Rockin' Robots Jr

Practice building and programming LEGO robots using WeDo kits. Build a model of an alligator that can bite, a bird that flaps its wings, and a leg that can kick.

Budding Biologist

Let your little scientist explore the exciting world of all things living in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and inspires curiosity! We will help build critical thinking skills as we explore and observe Plants, Invertebrates, Mammals, Reptiles, Animal Habitats, Lifecycles and so much more!

Grades 3-5

Makey Makey Music

Use your coding and building skills to design and create drums, guitars, and pianos with Makey Makey kits!

Rockin' Robots

Are you interested in robotics, coding, and working with others to build awesomely epic robots? If so, come join us for a week of robotics fun! Working in teams you will obtain hands-on experience building, programming and controlling VEX robots capable of performing various tasks. Some of the projects covered are: lifting mechanisms, automation, and the basics of programming

Drone Zone

Learn how to use drag-and-drop programming to fly drones through obstacles.

Grades 6-8

Build It, Break It

In this civil engineering class, you’ll build structures like bridges and towers and then test to see how much they can hold before they bust!

Edible Engineering

Work on engineering experiments that all have to do with food! Make your own ice cream, make a s’mores solar oven, and more!

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