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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • S&T to host at least 17 camps this summer

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology will host 17 camps this summer that offer students of all ages hands-on learning experiences.
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  • 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. This 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 this five-day camp. Students will learn about software design, programming and other digital technologies. This 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. This 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.
    Page 2 of 2 - • 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. This 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 to 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. Interested applicants can 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.

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