Opportunities for fun and learning abound at S&T this summer

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On April 17, 2009

Missouri S&T has a wide range of hands-on summer programs focusing on science, technology and engineering for kids age 6-18.

“When children come to camps at Missouri S&T, they are going to have fun, interact and be engaged,” says William Perkins, director of S&T’s Center for Pre-College Programs. “That’s one of the strong points of our programs – they are hands-on, and the children get one-on-one attention.”

Summer opportunities at Missouri S&T include:

Aerospace Camp. Students between the ages of 10 and 13 can choose to attend this camp July 21-23 or July 28-30. Sponsored by Missouri S&T, the University of Missouri Extension and Missouri 4-H, the camp will allow students to experience aeronautics and space flight through adventurous team-building activities and computer-based flight simulation.
Camp Invention. Students in first- through sixth-grade can attend this day camp June 1-5 or July 13-17. Each day includes several activities that foster creativity, teamwork and inventive skills.
Computer Highly Interactive Programming (C.H.I.P.) Camp. Perfect for high school juniors and seniors who love working with computers and digital technology, this interactive camp offers hands-on computing projects in fields like computer science, computer engineering, and information science and technology. C.H.I.P. camp will be held July 19-23.
EcoCAR Camp. This week-long residential camp gives rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience the new plug-in hydrogen EcoCARs, with labs, modeling, design contests and more. The camp will be held July 6-10.
Explosives Camp. High school juniors and seniors from around the country will learn about explosives and how they are used in industry and entertainment at this five-day summer camp, sponsored by the Missouri S&T mining and nuclear engineering department. Three sessions are offered: June 7-13, June 14-20 or June 21-27. Participants must be at least 16 years of age.
Girls Go Green. High school junior and senior girls will explore careers that help people and protect the environment. The camp will be held July 19-24.
It’s A Girl Thing. Girls in grades 7 and 8 will experience college life, meet professors and discover what engineers and scientists really do and how they do it. The camp will be held June 8-12.
Jackling Introduction to Engineering. High school juniors and seniors can pick one of three sessions of this camp, where they will learn about several different fields of engineering. Sessions will be held June 14-18, June 21-25 and July 5-9.
Materials Camp. High school juniors and seniors will learn about materials science and engineering through group projects, visits to labs and local industries, guest presentations and a design-build contest. The camp will be held July 26-31.
Minority Introduction to Technology and Engineering (MITE). Minority juniors and seniors in high school will learn about science and engineering, as well as career opportunities in these fields. The camp will be held May 31-June 5 and June 14-19.
Nuclear Engineering Camp. This weeklong summer camp for high school juniors and seniors offers an introduction to the field of nuclear engineering. The camp will be held July 12-17.
Robotics Camp. This hands-on camp, sponsored by S&T’s mechanical and aerospace engineering department and the department of distance and continuing education, teaches students ages 11-15 (by Jan. 1, 2009) the basic principles of robotics, including electronics, sensors and motor controls. There are two sessions of the camp, July 23-25 (for ages 11-14) and July 27-29 (for ages 12-15).
Summer Solutions for Girls. This camp is an opportunity for female freshmen and sophomores in high school to experience college life, meet college students and professors, and learn about career options for women in engineering, math and science. The camp will be held June 22-26.
Summer Transportation Institute. This is an introduction to the transportation industry for tenth-, eleventh- and twelfth-grade students. The camp includes hands-on laboratories, seminars and field trips, and will be held July 12-24.

Students attending overnight camps will reside 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, contact the Center for Pre-College Programs at 341-4228 or email precollege@mst.edu.
Several athletics camps for kids are also available this summer. Visit sports.mst.edu for more details.

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