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Summer STEM Learning

summer bookSummer is a great time to recharge, refresh, and learn new things. Check out eGFI’s collection of engineering education and STEM learning opportunities!

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Summer College Program for 10th Graders

TSA logoTen colleges have teamed up with the Technology Students Association and U.S. Army to offer summer STEM programs for rising 10th graders from underrepresented groups in science, engineering, and math.

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Camp SOAR @ Texas A&M

Camp SOARCamp SOAR is a five-day summer camp at Texas A&M University for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in aerospace engineering. The 2014 session runs from July 20-25.

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Virtual DIY Camp for Teens

cereal box robotCereal box robots and virtual field trips are among the offerings in the 2013 Maker Camp, a free, virtual DIY camp for teens 13 years of age and up sponsored by Make magazine that runs through August 16.

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NASA’s Summer of Innovation 2013

NASA Summer of Innovation logoWant to help your STEM students beat the “summer slide?” NASA’s Summer of Innovation project offers summer day camps for middle school kids, teacher professional development opportunities, and minigrants of up to $2,500 for schools, youth organizations, or other partners to infuse STEM content into existing after-school or summer programs. The application deadline is June 10, 2013.

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National Youth Science Camp 2014

nysc1The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC), one of the country’s premier science education programs, offers graduating high school seniors a month of outdoor adventure and hands-on projects in the beautiful woods near Bartow, W.V., all travel costs and camp fees paid. A typical day might include a lecture on origami math and making duct-tape wallets.

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Resource: Maker Camp 2012

maker campThirty days, 30 “awesome projects,” six field trips. Welcome to Maker Camp, a virtual DIY camp for teens 13 years of age and up sponsored by Make magazine. Free and open to all on Google+, the camp runs from July 16 until August 24 and there is no registration–just go on any day you wish.

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Students’ Summer: National Youth Science Camp

youth science campThe National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a free residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country are challenged academically with hands-on studies and lectures, and they have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program.

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Resources: Programs from the Navy

ONR logoThe Office of Naval Research provides several different outreach programs for students at different grade levels. The programs, which include competitions and afterschool engagement, range in size and mission.

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