Summer STEM Camps provide options for high-school students to:
Increase their knowledge of science, engineering, and math
Learn practical applications of STEM principles
Expand their understanding of career options in STEM professions
Two camps are specifically designed to engage and challenge high school students with a specific focus on 9th through 11th grades.
Both camps are priced at $325 (includes lunch and snacks).
CSI SCIENCE: Explore a crime scene. Learn tips to remember critical details of an incident. Collect and preserve evidence. Use chemistry and math to uncover unseen evidence like fingerprints and blood stains. Apply forensic techniques to solve a mystery, including analyzing blood splatter, blood type, lip prints, soil samples, hair and fibers, finger prints, foot prints, teeth impressions and more. Conduct experiments to test your hypothesis. Then, put it all together to identify the suspects and build a winning case.
ROBOTICS: Learn about robotic technology then design and build robots. Work with gears, sensors, blocks, panels, motors, axles, wheels, compressors, pneumatic parts, gearboxes, switches, lights, an electronic magnet, encoder motors, and a controller interface unit. along with a power supply. Add sensors to enable your robot to run autonomously. Use the internationally-known, advanced fischertechnikTM system, designed to challenge robotic engineers, as you code your programmable logic controllers to enable your robot to compete in the Robotics Challenge.
Descriptions above approximate coverage of topics; actual lessons may vary.
Each week long camp is held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at WSU Tri-Cities, Consolidated Information Center (CIC Building), 2710 Crimson Way, Richland.