Register For MTSU Summer STEM Camp Now Through May 15th

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For high school students entering the 10th through 12th grades, the Middle Tennessee State University College of Basic and Applied Sciences' third annual summer STEM camp has a variety of educational and fun activities.

You will receive a sample of Engineering Technology, Physics, Science Education and more that are a part of STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math. Students will learn about quantum computing, the chemistry of foods and more in classes and have fun in the Student Union game room, Campus Recreation Center and movie theater.

Registration remains open until May 15 or until the 70 camp slots are filled. The fee to attend is $250. To register, visit

"This camp is an opportunity for students to interact with STEM faculty and students at MTSU while also learning some of the STEM topics and programs offered at MTSU," said Heather Green, master instructor and MTeach program coordinator. "In addition, student groups will have an undergraduate and a graduate facilitator with them all day. Those facilitators will be able to answer questions about life as an MTSU student, STEM majors and STEM careers."

The camp is a collaboration with the MTSU Tennessee STEM Education Center.

The camp schedule

Monday through Wednesday, campers will participate in three of six sessions:

• Biology -- Tales of two vultures; visit the outdoor forensics facility, review camera footage of vultures at the facility and compare behavior of two vulture species.

• Chemistry -- The Science of Sustenance: Experiments exploring the chemistry of foods.

• Physics -- Quantum Quest: Exploring the frontiers of quantum computing/hands-on experience with quantum matter and quantum computing.

• Engineering Technology -- Programmable logic controllers, robotics and experimental vehicles program/activity in vision system training.

• MTeach -- Campers will learn how to guide inquiry-based lessons that get students engaged in STEM and also get to experience the lessons.

• Mathematics -- Reading the world through mathematics: Exploring problem solving and data driven critical thinking used in math to understand the world around us, and try to stump language simulation artificial intelligence, or AI, models with math.

Afternoons will be spent in team building activities and reflection and understanding of what they learned that day.

Thursday -- Students will have the opportunity to participate in three activities: concrete lab in the state-of-the-art Concrete and Construction Management Building; drones in the Aerospace program; and planetarium activity with the Physics and Astronomy Department.

Friday -- Students will prepare presentations with their groups about what they learned from the camp, how STEM activities they participated in are connected and what these experiences might mean for their future career options.

For more information, call 615-898-2613.

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