Summer STEM Program
POSTED ON: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 8:00 AM by Donna Weber
The annual Summer STEM Program at the U.S. Naval Academy was presented by the Office of Admissions and the STEM Center for Education and Outreach. Over 860 campers attended from all 50 states and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Also included in this number were attendees from Japan, Italy, Spain and Saudi Arabia.
The rising 9th to 11th graders attended a week-long overnight program held over the course of three weeks in June. Campers explored eighteen different STEM modules to include bioterrorism, 3D programming, platonic solids, corrosion and robotics. "I loved building a robot in Robosense and playing with 'smallpox' in Bioterrorism," shared one student.
The students were introduced to STEM career fields in the military and general population. Students experienced hands-on activities to include building a structure to withstand hurricane-force winds, programming bionic robots, and exploring geometric shapes, optics and the wave nature of light. "This program expanded my knowledge of different types of science," commented a participant. Each of the modules and activities were designed and led by USNA faculty and staff with support from midshipmen who facilitated the academic sessions and supervised students.
Category: General Interest