Summer camps at Missouri S&T combine explosives, space and leadership

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On April 5, 2016

A student works with children at Camp Invention.

A student works with children at Camp Invention.

A student works with children at Camp Invention.

Students of all ages have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning this summer at Missouri University of Science and Technology.  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 in the following camps are for the grade students will enter in fall 2016:

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 26-28.

Building Leaders for Tomorrow — This five-day program helps high school freshman, sophomores and juniors unlock the power of communication and hone their leadership skills. This camp will be held June 27-July 1.

Camp Invention — This day camp for students entering first through sixth grade offers hands-on activities to encourage a passion for learning. This camp will be held July 11-15.

CyberMiner Camp — High school juniors and seniors will unleash their cyber-self at this five-day camp. Students will learn about robotics and machine intelligence. This camp will be held June 19-23.

EcoGirl — 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. This camp will be held July 18-22.

Explosives Camp — Rising high school juniors and seniors, age 16 and older, can attend this one-of-a-kind camp. Students must apply for acceptance to this camp. Two sessions are offered: June 12-17 and June 19-24.

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. This camp will be held July 17-21.

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. This camp will be held June 6-10.

Jackling Introduction to Engineering — Rising high school juniors and seniors will discover how engineers use math and science to change the world. Three sessions are available: June 12-16, June 26-30 and July 10-14.

Materials Camp — High school juniors and seniors learn how engineers and scientists turn materials into useful products at this six-day camp. Students must apply for admission to this camp, which will be held July 24-29.

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. Two sessions are available: June 6-10 and June 20-24.

Nuclear Engineering Camp — High school juniors and seniors spend six days exploring the power of the atom and learning about career opportunities in nuclear engineering. This camp will be held June 26-July 1.

Robotics Camp — Students age 12-15 will design their own robot and learn programming techniques at this three-day hands-on camp. This camp will be held June 7-9.

Space: The Final Frontier — Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will learn hands-on how engineers design and build satellites, then launch a microsatellite 100,000 feet in the air. This camp will be held July 17-21.

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. Students must apply for admission to the Summer Research Academy. The academy is held June 13-July 21.

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. This camp will be held June 20-24.

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 online at summer.mst.edu.

For further information, contact Missouri S&T’s summer camp coordinators at 573-341-7286 or by emailing sdowp@mst.edu.

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