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.
Camp Will Focus on Renewable Energy:
What is it? Why is it important?
Value / importance
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
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