Summer is here and we are proud to host our first ever STEM summer program! STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Our Summer STEM Camp will help foster interest in these subjects through imaginative, creative, and inventive hands-on weekly sessions. It will be a fun and productive way for students to spend their time over the summer!
Why STEM Camp?
The importance of STEM has gradually grown over the past few decades. Since the turn of the new millennium, technology has become increasingly integral to society and the number of STEM-related jobs have subsequently increased. The same goes for the number of university graduates earning a degree in STEM. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at +24%.
Science and technology are a crucial aspect of our 21st-century society and their importance will only continue to expand. Engineering is in the basic design of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is applicable to every occupation and even daily activities such as going to the grocery store. Those in the STEM field are key to sustaining our society through innovation and advancement. The simple fact is that STEM has a major influence on the lives we are living.
Here are the Details
Our STEM program will run over the course of six weeks and begins Monday, July 19th. The program is available in two sessions depending on the age of the student: one session is held for students in grades K-5 and the second session is held for students grades 6–12. Students can expect to take part in activities each week that will pertain to six different STEM disciplines, from biology, chemistry, and physics, to coding, engineering, and problem-solving using engineering. Students will also spend time completing career-related activities where they will begin to think about what career/degree they may like to pursue in the future. This camp isn’t just for students but for their families as well. Parents are encouraged to join in on these sessions as a great way for them to spend time together and learn with their child at the same time.
To sign up for our Summer STEM Camp, visit: www.pandemicprofessors.org/stem-camp
Sessions will be held weekly on Mondays, starting July 19th, 2021 at 1pm PST, 4pm EST.
Written By: Irfan Jeddy