S&T’s 2014 summer camps have it all

Missouri S&T has a wide variety of summer camps for students in first grade through high school.

Missouri S&T has a wide variety of summer camps for students in first grade through high school.

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host 17 camps this summer that offer students of all ages hands-on learning experiences. They can learn about explosives, make a microsatellite, hone their leadership skills and learn what it takes to have a career in science, technology, engineering or math.

Grade requirements indicated are for the grade students will enter in fall 2014:

Aerospace Camp — Students age 10-13 spend three days on the S&T campus to delve into the world of space flight and aeronautics. This camp will be held July 15-17.

Building Leaders for Tomorrow — This five-day program helps high school sophomores, juniors and seniors unlock the power of communication and hone their leadership skills. Camp will be held June 22-26.

Camp Invention — This day camp for students entering first through sixth grades offers hands-on activities to encourage a passion for learning. Two sessions are offered: July 7-11 and July 21-25.

CyberMiner Camp — High school juniors and seniors will unleash their cyber-self during five-day camp. Students will learn about software design, programming and other digital technologies. Camp will be held July 13-17.

EcoGirl (formerly Girls Go Green) — Girls entering their junior or senior year in high school are invited to participate in this five-day camp to explore careers in environmental fields, held July 14-18.

Explosives Camp — Rising high school juniors and seniors age 16 and older can attend this one-of-a-kind camp. Three sessions are offered: June 8-13, June 15-20 and June 22-27. Students must apply for admission to this camp.

Formula SAE Electric Car Camp — High school sophomores, juniors and seniors will design and model an Electric Formula SAE car at this five-day camp held, July 6-10.

It’s A Girl Thing — Girls entering seventh or eighth grades are invited to attend this five-day camp to explore STEM careers through group projects and design competitions. Camp will be held June 2-6.

Jackling Introduction to Engineering — Rising high school juniors and seniors will find out what engineers do and their impact on the world at this five-day camp. Three sessions are available: June 8-12, June 22-26 and July 6-10.

Materials Camp — High school juniors and seniors will learn how engineers and scientists turn materials into useful products during this six-day camp held, July 20-25.

Minority Introduction to Technology and Engineering (MITE) — High school juniors and seniors find out what engineers actually do, their impact on the world and how math and science relate to engineering at this six-day camp designed specifically for underrepresented minorities. Students must apply for acceptance into this camp. Two sessions are available: June 1-6 and June 15-20.

Nuclear Engineering Camp — High school juniors and seniors spend six days exploring the power of the atom and learn about career opportunities in nuclear engineering. Camp will be held June 15-20.

Robotics Camp — Students age 12-15 will design their own robot and learn programming techniques at this three-day hands-on camp held, June 9-11.

Space-The Final Frontier — Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors will learn how engineering design and build satellites and launch a microsatellite 100,000 feet in the air during this camp, held July 20-24.

Sports Camps — S&T coaches and players will lead camps in a variety of sports. Visit minercamps.com for a complete schedule of these activities.

Summer Research Academy — Rising high school seniors or graduating seniors will work side-by-side with experts to conduct research in their favorite field. The academy is held from June 8-July 18. Students must apply for admission to the Summer Research Academy.

Summer Solutions for Girls — Girls entering their freshman or sophomore year will discover the possibilities of college life as well as careers in engineering and science at this five-day camp, held June 16-20.

Campers attending overnight sessions stay in Missouri S&T residence halls. Sessions fill quickly, so check for space availability, camp fees, enrollment deadlines and registration forms at summer.mst.edu.

For further information, visit summer.mst.edu or contact Missouri S&T’s student diversity, outreach and women’s programs at 573-341-4228 or by emailing precollege@mst.edu.