Nordson, TECH CORPS and YSU STEM will offer a free Techie Camp this summer, from June 29 to July 3. Techie Camp introduces the technology part of STEM to students through interactive learning experiences, including programming, robotics, web development and app development. This camp will be offered to middle school students who live in Lorain County, Youngstown or New Castle. In order to participate in Techie Camp, students need to complete the application by April 17. Application materials can be found here.
STEM explore is a summer program for middle school students grades six to eight and is open to 35 participants. This is the fourth year of STEM Explore, and activities will take place June 22-26. Participants will take part in a multitude of activities each day, where they will learn in a hands-on environment. Some activities include going to the Clarence R. Smith Mineral Museum and the Crime Scene Condo to learn about forensics. Professors from YSU and students of the Beeghly College of Education will volunteer their time to teach activities in their specialized areas. Coordinators of this event will be reaching out to local schools for participants.
Summer Manufacturing Institute
For the third summer, OH WOW! is partnering with the Youngstown YWCA, First Energy and OH-PENN to offer their Summer Manufacturing Institute. SMI 2015 is open to 25 students grades 4-6 and will take place June 22-26 and July 20-24. In June, participants will focus on Engineering for Space Exploration. They will visit a 3D printing lab, the Ward Beecher Planetarium, VEC and Taylor-Winfield Technologies. The students will be challenged to make a mini Mars rover, which will teach them basic circuitry. In July, participants will focus on Medical Manufacturing, and will visit the daVinci robot at St. Elizabeth as well as Western Reserve Prosthetics and Orthotics. Students will experience the cast making process at Western Reserve Orthotics by making hand casts, and then they will 3D print their own articulated hands. To register contact the YWCA at 330-746-6361.