A-STEM of Mind Summer Camps (grade 6-8)

These 2013 Camps are Closed! During Last Year’s Camps

Many students joined us in Morgantown, WV for a summer of STEM learning. In the week-long 2013 Summer Day Camp A-STEM of Mind Programs middle school students were engaged in group observation, measurement, and experimentation involving career-focused, real-world concepts that will advance curriculum for exploring STEM fields of study. Fundamentals of art were incorporated in the curriculum to enable facilitators to engage the students, provide relevance, and innovate STEM learning, thus allowing students to absorb deeper concepts and vital competencies of common core standards. The STEM concepts and problem solving experiences give students a competitive advantage in the global economy. The A-STEM of Mind program enables students to demonstrate hands-on skills and use technology to expand what they learned in the workshop, thus allowing them to solve problems, and become active participants in learning which is satisfying and motivating.

Contact STEMPLOY to find out more about the upcoming 2014 A-STEM for Life Summer Camps or complete the camp contact and medical Program Registration Packet in addition to the Registration Form to sign-up. Visit the following link for requirements on the STEMPLOY Camp Information. Fill out the form to reserve your spot now for next summer, 2014. Registration is open!

2013 A-STEM of Mind Camps Included:

Techno-Robots is a new session in 2013 for campers entering grades 6-8. Learn how to be a robotics’ engineer while exploring the LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology. Building and programming LEGO robots is an important technique to explore problem-solving and engineering skills. Students will learn how to design, test hypothesis through experimentation, collaborate in groups, and record results. Integrating robotics technology with specific science and math units motivates students to learn these concepts at the same time. The visual programming interface that allows the robot to move is very user friendly, allowing students of a wide range of ages to participate. View the Techno-Robots Camp Agenda. Learning STEM and having fun with robots proves to be a success, click to read more!

Techno-Robots: June 10-14, 2013 
Location of Techno-Robots Camp (Drop-off and Pick-Up Location):
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri (MARS Facility, Beside Mountaineer Middle School, 991 Price Street, Morgantown, WV 26505

I-Lead to Succeed is a new session in 2013 for campers entering grades 6-8. Learn how to be an inspirational and successful leader in the STEM field and in Life! The objective of this course is to facilitate proper leadership skills and qualities that will inspire students to lead with confidence, respect, and perseverance. Whether one is born a leader or develops skills and abilities to become a leader is open for debate. There are some clear characteristics that are found in good leaders. These leadership qualities will be developed, perfected, and practiced with hands-on artistic taekwondo/tai chi application in relation to the STEM fields. View the I-Lead to Succeed Camp Agenda.

I-Lead to Succeed: June 24-28, 2013
Location of I-Lead to Succeed Camp (Drop-off and Pick-Up Location):
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri (Casey’s ATA, 1389 Saratoga Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505)

Physics of Music

Physics of Musical Instruments is a new session in 2013 for campers entering grades 6-8. The objective of this course is to educate students about the math, physics and engineering behind musical instruments. Working with an experienced Luthier, students will design and build a simple stringed instrument, such as a mountain dulcimer or banjo. Upon completion of the instrument, students will learn to play a few common tunes. Scientific concepts are involved in choosing materials, laying out patterns, bracing, string vibrating length, and fret location. Supported by College of Creative Arts, The PopShop, Mannette Instruments, and The Radicle Root Art Studio. View the Physics of Music Camp Agenda.

Physics of Music: July 8-12, 2013
Location of Physics of Music Camp (Drop-off and Pick-Up Location):
Mon, Wed, Fri (WVU College of Creative Arts, Room 224A, Morgantown, WV 26506)
Tues, Thurs (PopShop, 450 Scotts Run Rd., Osage, WV 26543)

Cooking With Math

Cooking with Math is a new session in 2013 for campers entering grades 6-8. Hosted in a local restaurant, campers meet real restaurateurs, work with chefs, and learn the intricacies of the business while learning math and chemistry concepts in cooking. The objective is exploring science while preparing meals using measuring devices, mixing ingredients that chemically interact, discussing food allergies, and exploring organic foods. Cover basic science using critical thinking and problem-solving steps. State the Problem: What do you want to find out (cook)? Hypothesize: What do you think is the cause of your problem (need for certain ingredients)? Plan Your Experiment: Select some variables (ingredients), and test other similar situations (prepare meal). Make a Prediction: Using your hypothesis, make a prediction about the outcome (taste good). Gather, Analyze and Conclude: Choose data to collect, write it down and help your campers make conclusions about what you’ve found out (create a new recipe). Join the challenge and become the next “STEM Chef” in this hands-on culinary experience. Supported by Madeleine’s Restaurant and WVU’s Animal Sciences Farm. View the Cooking with Math Camp Agenda.

Cooking with Math: Aug 5-9, 2013
Location of Cooking with Math Camp (Drop-off and Pick-Up Location):
Mon, Wed (WVU Animal Science Farm on Stewartstown Rd., Morgantown, WV 26506)
Tues, Thurs, Fri  (Madeleine’s Restaurant at 140 High St.,  Morgantown, WV 26505)