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More than 60 fourth through sixth graders from throughout the Lehigh Valley are expected to attend Lafayette College’s four-day STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4 to Thursday, Aug. 7.
Funded in part by the Mellon Foundation, the camp was started by three engineering majors in 2012 as a way of encouraging and preparing more youth to enter STEM fields. Campers are exposed to interactive, hands-on activities that require problem solving and critical-thinking skills.
The theme of this year’s camp is “Our Beautiful World” and organizers Nikki Bauer ’16, a psychology and English double major, and Emily McGonigle ’15, a civil and environmental engineering major, developed four days of age learning modules to illustrate a variety of STEAM concepts.
Activities include creating giant foam explosions, building bridges from toothpicks and an African drum circle to illustrate the mathematics of percussion.
“The focus is to show them how all the disciplines interact and how much fun learning can be,” says Bauer of Colorado. “Our students will get an opportunity to teach others what they’ve learned.”
The camp kicks off with an opening ceremony attended by President Alison Byerly at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4 in Oechsle 224 and ends with a showcase event on Anderson Court at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.
Photo courtesy of Lafayette College.
Caption: In 2013 area students at Lafayette’s STEM camp played a video game, trying to make an island completely green and sustainable.
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