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 in the following camps are for the grade students will enter in fall 2017:
• 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 25-27.
• Building Leaders for Tomorrow — This five-day program helps high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors unlock the power of communication and hone their leadership skills. This camp will be held June 12-16.
• 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 June 24-28 and July 10-14.
• CyberMiner Camp — High school juniors and seniors will unleash their cyber-self at this five-day camp. Students will learn about software design, programming and other digital technologies. This camp will be held June 18-22.
• 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 17-21.
• Explosives Camp — Rising high school juniors and seniors, age 16 and older, can attend this one-of-a-kind camp. Students must apply for admission to this camp. Two sessions are offered: June 11-16 and June 18-23.
• 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 16-20.
• 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 5-9.
• 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 11-15; June 25-29; and July 9-13.
• 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. This camp will be held July 23-28.
• Minority Introduction to Technology and Engineering — 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 register for this camp. Two sessions are available: June 5-9.
• 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 18-23.
• 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 20-22.
• 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 16-20.
• 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 12-July 20.
• 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 26-30.
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 Melanie Wulff, Missouri S&T’s summer camp coordinator, at 573-341-4228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.