Augustana STEM Camp 2023
AU Middle School ExploSTEM Camp
June 12 – 16
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Augustana University’s STEM camp June 12 – 16 (on the Sioux Falls Augustana campus) is for middle school students entering grades 6-8 in the fall of 2023, hosted by the Augustana biology department and the natural sciences division.
Their poster session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 15, is open to the public at Froiland Science Center in Sioux Falls.
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Hands-on activities will be designed to instill and enhance an interest in STEM. Campers are mentored by university students on a select research topic to make a poster presentation with awards for winners. Camp session topics include chick embryo dissection, human genetics, sustainability, food scarcity, coding, robotics, 3-D printing, farm visits and service learning.
The cost for the STEM Camp is $260 per student. A limited number of scholarships are available. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity. It covers a T-shirt, reusable bag, lunch in the Ordal Dining Hall and a light snack each day, as well as all scientific materials.
Email Sally Mallowa at firstname.lastname@example.org (605.274.4444)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.
- How to build a human
- Blood coagulation
- Augie gardening and Augie prairies
- Biofilms – make your own kombucha!
- Field Trip: Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Microbio Microbio
- Field Trip: Good Life Farms
- Coding from scratch
- Robotics and Neuroscience
- 3D printing
- Careers in science
- Steps in science (dance and science)
- Fun with plants
- Biocontrol: Killer Fungi vs. Worms
- Outdoor games
- *Poster presentations (open to the public)
- *Creative science presentations (spoken word, poem, dance)