Augustana STEM Camp 2023

Posted on: April 13, 2023   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
Augie STEM Camp 2022

AU Middle School ExploSTEM Camp

June 12 – 16
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Grades: 6-8

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.

Registration is open.

Email Sally Mallowa at (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)