STEM Comes Alive Boot Camp

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Riverland STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Comes Alive Boot Camp

Important Dates to Remember

  • STEM Camp Dates: July 19–23, 2021 | 8–4
  • Application Deadline:  June 18, 2021 - Space is limited!
  • STEM Camp is free for students

The STEM Comes Alive Boot Camp is a free week-long program for teens and local high school students entering 9-12th grades. During STEM Camp, students will have the opportunity to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by taking part in curriculum, applied learning activities, STEM-based project learning, and field trips. Students will have the opportunity to explore future careers, job opportunities, and educational pathways. Please use the online application for proper registration.

This one-week program will increase students’ knowledge and skills through:

  • Highlighting important environmental and societal issues related to STEM
  • Interaction with Riverland Community College faculty and staff
  • Applied-learning activities with local STEM leaders
  • Fun research-based methods and projects
  • Guest speakers, field trips, and laboratory/outdoor activities
  • Team-building, games, and a supportive atmosphere!

Students receive guidance and support through dedicated instructors, advisors, counselors and tutors.

STEM Instructor
Riverland Instructor leading a session in STEM Camp


Camp Will Focus on Renewable Energy:

  • What is it? Why is it important?
  • Different types
  • Value / importance
  • Efficiencies
  • Current / future sources
  • Opportunities / challenges
  • The impact it has on our economy, environment, and society

Camp Activities Include:

  • Field trips to a wind farm, solar farm, and ethanol plant
  • Lab experiments with state-of-the-art STEM equipment
  • Applying research methods to exploring and solving problems
  • Interaction with industry / community professionals

What We Do:

  • We establish a learning community where students learn, study and explore together
  • We explore STEM and the how it impacts our local and regional economies
  • We establish team-building skills and cooperation
  • We provide support through dedicated instructors, advisors, counselors, and tutors
  • We enjoy fun out-of-class activities and events to reinforce learning
  • We work together to set personal and career goals

Graduates will:

  • Improve reading, writing, math, communication, and study skills
  • Increase confidence, leadership skills and motivation for college and STEM careers
  • Recognize the importance of STEM curriculum
  • Receive career exploratory advice and opportunities for future employment
  • Identify their learning style
  • Develop education and career plans