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Augustana STEM Camp 2022

Posted on: May 31, 2022   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
Augie STEM Camp 2022

STEM Camp 2022: Explore! Investigate! Create!

June 6-9 and June 13-16
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Grades: 6-9

Augustana University’s STEM camp June 6-9 and June 13-16 (on the Sioux Falls Augustana campus) is for middle school students entering grades 6-9 in the fall of 2022.

Their poster session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 16, is open to the public at Froiland Science Center in Sioux Falls.

See our Facebook album for a peek and follow their Instagram at instagram.com/augiebio for highlights.

Students enrolled in STEM Camp engage in hands-on activities designed to instill and enhance an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Topics range from human genetics to sustainability and food scarcity to coding.

The cost for this year’s STEM Camp is $250 per student. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until we have reached capacity. Payment must be made online. Registration fee includes a T-shirt, reusable bag, lunch in the Ordal Dining Hall and a light snack each day, and all scientific materials. A second t-shirt can be purchased for an additional $5.

Registration is now closed.

Email Sally Mallowa at sally.mallowa@augie.edu with any questions about STEM Camp, including limited scholarship opportunities available.


Schedule of Events

*Throughout the week, campers will work alongside Augustana students to create scientific posters on a science topic the students choose.

Monday

  • How to build a human
  • Blood coagulation

Tuesday

  • Augie gardening and Augie prairies
  • Biofilms – make your own kombucha!

Wednesday

  • Field Trip: Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Microbio Microbio

Thursday

  • Field Trip: Good Life Farms

Monday

  • Coding from scratch
  • Robotics and Neuroscience

Tuesday

  • 3D printing
  • Careers in science
  • Steps in science (dance and science)

Wednesday

  • Fun with plants
  • Biocontrol: Killer Fungi vs. Worms

Thursday

  • Outdoor games
  • *Poster presentations (open to the public)
  • *Creative science presentations (spoken word, poem, dance)