Oakland University Summer STEM Camps 2019

Oakland University Summer STEM Camps – OU School of Engineering and Computer Science week-long summer camps for kids grades 3rd-12th.

Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science,in partnership with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is excited to offer a variety of STEM camps that will get your child interested in STEM concepts and careers. Students in these camps will spend a week doing fun, engaging, hands-on experiments and activities. Many different types of STEM camps including Engineering Exploration which covers five types of engineering and more specific camps like Alternative Energy, Adventures in Coding, and STEM Entrepreneurship are available.

Oakland University Summer STEM Camps 2019 Ages / Grades

Oakland University Summer STEM Camps are available for students entering 3rd through 12th grades in the fall of 2019.

  • Elementary School – entering grades 3-5
  • Middle School – entering grades 6-8
  • High School – entering grades 9-12

Oakland University Summer STEM Camps 2019 Dates / Descriptions

Week-long camps are Monday through Friday, 8a to 3p starting on June 17. Camps will be offered through August 16.

Please see the Oakland University Engineering Center website for complete descriptions.

Additive Manufacturing Camp – July 16-20 – High School Students
Cutting edge manufacturing processes will be introduced through involved hands-on experiences that include studying and analyzing a robotics assembly line. Students will use CAD software. As a class, the students will work together to develop a working 3D model that can be assembled with various parts.

Alternative Energy – June 18-22 – Elementary School Students
Students will construct wind turbines, solar cells, anemometers, and other forms of alternative energy. Students will discuss what energy management is and how it is used in different buildings and companies. They will then relay what they’ve learned to their schools and homes.

Engineering Exploration – July 2-6 / July 9-13 / August 6-10 – Elementary School Students – June 18-22 / August 6-10 – Middle School Students – July 2-6, July 23-27 – High School Students
This camp is designed for students who are new to our summer camps and want to learn about the full variety of core STEM concepts. Different types of engineering are introduced each day in a hands-on, student-centered manner. Students will spend each day performing lab experiments and activities designed to give them a broad view of the different types of engineering offered here at Oakland University.

Analog & Digital Circuits – August 13-17 – Elementary School Students – July 23-27 – Middle School Students – June 25-29 High School Students
Aspects of electrical engineering are introduced in a hands-on manner. Students will learn the basics of making and programming various Arduino circuits. On the digital side, they will learn binary code and digital logic to put together rudimentary digital circuits.

Adventures in Coding – June 25-29 – Middle School Students (Beginning at 6th Grade) & High School Students
Students will learn computer programming, website coding and development, and video game design. Modules will include straight programming as well as GUI object-oriented programming. Students will be able to unleash their creativity in open-ended exercises throughout the week.

Adventures in Coding II – June 25-29 – Middle School Students (Beginning at 7th Grade) & High School Students
This camp is for students who have already attended a computer science camp, or are themselves advanced computer programmers. Topics will be more challenging and continue into deeper programming concepts. Higher-level programming languages will be covered and there will be programming challenges throughout the camp.

Programming Electro-Mechanical Gadgets – July 9-13 / July 30-August 3 – Middle School Students (Beginning at 8th Grade) & High School Students
This is camp will focus on microprocessor programming. Including binary coding, simple programming, microprocessor control, interface technology, wiring, and interfacing with simple electrical and mechanical gadgets. It will be a project-based computer science camp.

Energy and Structures – July 16-20 – Elementary School Students – June 25-29 Middle School Students – July 30-August 3 – High School Students
Students will be introduced to a variety of disciplinary topics including building roller coasters to study energy conversion, velocity and acceleration, building and testing wind anemometers and turbine blades, energy management topics in homes, energy conservation, making and testing battery cells, and other relevant project-based topics

Ground Robotics – June 18-22 / July 2-6 – Elementary School Students – July 30-August 3 – Middle School Students
This introductory-level camp is for students who are new to robotics. Students will work with Ozobots, Lego Mindstorms, and VEX IQ and EDR Robots depending on grade level and capability. The camp will focus on skills used in robots including creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving.

VEX Robotics – June 25-29 / August 6-10 – Middle School Students (Beginning at 7th Grade) & High School Students
This camp is for students who are currently on a VEX Robotics team or plan to be on one this upcoming school year. The curriculum in this camp will be designed in collaboration with the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation.

Bioengineering – July 30-August 3 – Elementary School Students – July 2-6 – Middle School Students – August 6-10 – High School Students
Students will get an overview of what Bioengineering is and how it is used in the real world. Modules will include making a model hand and a virus simulation activity.

Chemical Engineering – July 23-27 – Elementary School Students – July 9-13 Middle School Students
Students will get an overview of what Chemical Engineering is and how to use to properly use lab equipment. With a degree in Chemical Engineering one can obtain a position in a wide array of industries (i.e. oil and gas, energy, food, plastics). Modules will include slime, volcanoes, bath bombs, and making ice cream.

Goblin Car Camp I – August 6-10 – Elementary School Students (5th & 6th Grade)
Students will design and build a single seat electric powered race car. Students will build and drive a Goblin Car from the ground up.

Goblin Car Camp II – August 13-17 – Elementary School Students (5th & 6th Grade)
In Part 2, students will take what was done in Part 1 and expand upon it.

Oakland University Summer STEM Camps 2019 – Math Camps

Analytical and Creative Problem-Solving for High School Students – August 13-17 – High School Students
The instructor will encourage students to develop new tactics in approaching and solving problems. Students will spend half the day solving analytical problems, such as STEM story problems and cryptography, and creative problem scenarios, such as puzzles, riddles, and other open-ended challenges.

Analytical and Creative Problem-Solving for Middle School Students – August 6-10 – Middle School Students
Employing a “problem-based classroom” teaching approach, the instructor will encourage students to develop new tactics in problem solving with analytical and creative challenges.

Algebra Readiness – August 6-10 – 6th Grade through 12th Grade
This mathematics course is for students from 6th grade to 12th grade who are struggling with Algebra I. Employing a “problem-based classroom” teaching approach, the instructor will give the students a binder full of Algebra I practice problems.

Algebra Readiness II – August 6-10 – 6th Grade through 12th Grade
This mathematics course is for students from 6th grade to 12th grade who are struggling with Algebra II. Employing a “problem-based classroom” teaching approach, the instructor will give the students a binder full of Algebra II practice problems.

Geometry Readiness – July 23-27 – 6th Grade through 12th Grade
This mathematics course is for students from 6th grade to 12th grade who are struggling with Geometry. Employing a “problem-based classroom” teaching approach, the instructor will give the students a binder full of Geometry practice problems.

Pre-Algebra Readiness – August 13-17 – 6th Grade through 9th Grade
This mathematics course is for students from 6th grade to 9th grade who are struggling in their math courses. Employing a “problem-based classroom” teaching approach, the instructor will give the students a binder full of pre-algebra practice problems

Oakland University Summer STEM Camps 2019 Cost

Cost per week is $395 (lunch is included). After care is available until 5p at an additional cost.

Register today for Oakland University Summer Stem Camps at oakland.edu/secs/outreach-programs/

Oakland University Engineering Center
115 Library Dr
Rochester, MI 48309
oakland.edu/secs/outreach-programs/

SUMMER CAMPS DIRECTORY

For more info on Oakland University Summer STEM Camps, visit oakland.edu/secs/outreach-programs/

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