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STEMulation camps enrolling for rising sixth through ninth graders

05-21-2015


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut


MARTIN, Tenn. – Students that will be in the sixth through ninth grades in the fall of 2015 are invited to participate in one of two STEMulation camps hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin. STEM camps focus on introducing science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts to school-aged children.

STEMulation Camp 2015 – A Summer of STEMulating Science is open to students who will be in the sixth through eighth grades. The camp is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., June 1-5, on the main UT Martin campus. Participants will work individually and in teams through a series of hands-on activities, including solar vehicle construction, rocketry, T-bot hydraulic arms, video game design, webquest design and exploratory activities.

The Skyhawk STEM Camp 2015 is a new event designed for rising ninth grade students. It is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., June 8-12, also on the main UT Martin campus. Students will be able to explore major topics taught in high school physical science classes and get a head start on important concepts. Camp activities will focus on the same topics presented at STEMulation Camp 2015.

Pre-registration is required and slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $195 per student and includes a camp T-shirt and all activity supplies.

Both STEMulation camps are under the direction of Dr. Louis Glover, assistant professor, UT Martin Department of Educational Studies. Glover joined the UT Martin faculty in 2011 after serving as a secondary mathematics and science instructor in Dallas, Texas. Select pre-service education majors from UT Martin will assist Glover with camp activities.

For more information or to register, visit www.utm.edu/departments/ecos/courses/children/stemulation_camp.php.

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