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Juneau Economic Development Council to offer summer camps focusing on science, technology, engineering, mathematics

Posted: March 30, 2011 - 7:19pm

The Juneau Economic Development Council offers summer camps focused on hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Sun to Sea: Join experts from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to explore the world around us.

For students going into grades 6-8; runs from June 6-10; cost is $150.

Environmental Engineering in Rain Country: Explore engineering concepts related to water and waste water treatment, including unit process engineering. How do local mining companies deal with issues related to surface and groundwater in the mining process? This new day option through Discover Design Research @ UAS offers one college credit and includes visits to local mines.

For students going into grades 10-12; runs on June 12, 4-8 p.m. and June 13-24, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; cost is $650.

LEGO Programming Camps: Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s a robotics camp for you.

For students ages 9-14; dates and times to be announced; cost is $60.

Advanced Rocket Design: For the novice or amateur, you can learn how to design your own rockets and make your own motors. Includes design, analysis, testing and building, along with tips and techniques to give your rocket stellar performance.

For students going into grades 9-12; runs from July 11-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; cost is $150.

Underwater Gliders: Learn from Navy engineers and University of Alaska Fairbanks professors how to build and operate your own underwater glider. Use a professional glider to collect and analyze aquatic data. (Camps available in Juneau and Ketchikan.)

For students going into grades 7-9; runs from Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; cost is $125.

Kitchen Chemistry: Budding young chefs will explore various methods used in cooking food and some of the chemistry involved in food preparation. Why do cakes rise? How is yogurt made? Why is temperature important when you make caramel?

For students going into grades 4-5; runs from Aug. 9-12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; cost is $50.

Registration runs from March 21 to April 8 for Environmental Engineering in Rain Country. For all other camps, registration opens on Friday. Financial aid is available on a limited basis.

Visit www.JEDC.org for updates, and contact Mary, Becca or Bob (JEDC’s STEM team) at 907-523-2342 for more information.

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