Area grade school students explore making ice cream with liquid nitrogen at Lafayette's summer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ARTS, and math) camp.More than 60 fourth through sixth graders from throughout the Lehigh Valley are attending Lafayette College’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Camp from Monday, July 27 to Thursday, July 30.

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 “Imagine Innovate Create.” Student organizers Matt Marlin ’16, a film and media studies and English double major, and Monica Meng ’18, an engineering major, planned age learning modules to illustrate a variety of STEAM concepts.

Activities include creating a PVC stomp rocket launcher, a hands-on look at what’s really in food nutrition, building a light-up badge, and more.

Faculty advisors are Arthur D. Kney, associate professor and department head of civil and environmental engineering and J. Christian Tatu, College Writing Program coordinator.


Photo is courtesy of Lafayette College/Zovko Photographic LLC.
Caption: Liquid nitrogen ice cream demo during 2014 STEAM Camp at Lafayette.
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Kristine Y. Todaro
Director of Special Projects/Media Relations
Communications Div.
Lafayette College
Easton, Pa. 18042
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