High School Camps

  • High School Camps

    • Ages: Students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades in fall 2017
    • Location: WSU Tri-Cities, Consolidated Information Center (CIC) Building
    • Physical Address: 2770 Crimson Way, Richland, WA 99354
    • Times: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Days: Monday – Thursday
    • Cost: $325

Summer STEM Camps provide options for high school students to:

  • Increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Learn practical applications of STEM principles
  • Expand their understanding of career options in STEM professions

Two high school camps are specifically designed to engage and challenge students in grades 9 – 12. Both camps are priced at $325 (includes lunch and snacks).

Descriptions below approximate coverage of topics; actual lessons may vary.


Nursing & Biomedical Sciences

July 24 – 27

What do nursing, science, and technology have in common? Modern nursing care encompasses interdisciplinary components of science and technology, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology and ecology, which are only just a few of the sciences involved in nursing. In this four-day camp, students will learn how these disciplines work together to keep you healthy. Students will explore basic skills in nursing such as how to take vitals and communicate with a patient. With the integration of technology, students will be introduced to medical microbiology by identifying a bacteria and conducting a few other more common lab experiments geared towards health care professionals. Finally, students will put their knowledge to work by participating in a clinical simulation.


July 31 – August 3

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 Fischertechnik system, designed to challenge robotic engineers, as you code your programmable logic controllers to enable your robot to compete in the Robotics Challenge.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to learn more about High School STEM Camps!


Contact the Professional Development & Community Education (PDCE) office at WSU Tri-Cities to learn more about STEM camps. Always feel free to let us know your thoughts at a convenience that works for you!

Phone: 509-372-7123

Email: STEMcamp@tricity.wsu.edu

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Registration now open for STEM camps