Summer STEM Academy

If you believe your daughter, age 4-12, would benefit from a community of like-minded girls that enjoy exploring through the sciences and celebrating their accomplishments, then Project Scientist is a place just for her! Surrounded by brilliant and passionate STEM teachers, professors, and professionals, your daughter will be inspired and provided the right tools to reach her highest potential.

Over the course of six weeks students are immersed in STEM, learning from a tailored curriculum facilitated by highly skilled and credentialed educators, exciting hands-on experiments and field trip expeditions, and daily interactions with female STEM role models from a variety of professional fields.

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2019 THEMES

All Aboard! Transportation: Past, Present and Future - No matter the destination, we’ll tinker with different transit vehicles to get you there by air, space, road, water, and more! We’ll learn how transportation systems work together to keep us moving and tinker with tried and true vehicles to create new platforms for efficient mobility.

Coding & Gaming - Computer programming code runs the world. We’ll learn basic and advanced techniques for creating code for computers, video games and more using interactive platforms such as Roblox.

Genetics, DNA, and Dissection - What does a brain really look like? How does the circulatory system work? What determines eye color? We’ll spend the week dissecting and analyzing what makes each of us unique. We will study Gregor Mendel and his peas, Punnett squares/pedigrees and DNA all week long. Campers should feel comfortable with age appropriate dissections to attend this camp.

How It’s Made - Let’s get our hands dirty as we uncover how things are made! We’ll take apart and breakdown well-known and beloved items and gain appreciation for the processes and people who make them.

Robotics & AI - Join us as we dive into the world of AI through robotics. We’ll use various platforms to build models, use sensors and motors and configure behaviors to design our own robots. As our robots come to life, we’ll test our models with challenges fostering creativity and innovation.

Science of Crime: Real Life and Online - Become a forensics expert by solving both in person and online crimes through analyzing evidence. Digital crime is on the rise and we’ll learn how to protect ourselves and others through cybersecurity.

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ACADEMY INFORMATION

Camp Hours

Students can be dropped off between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Camp activities begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. Pick up hours are between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Field Trip Expeditions

Every week students take a field trip on a charter bus to STEM companies like Google, Microsoft, Medtronic, and more! Expeditions allow girls to see women thriving in the STEM space.

Academy Staff

Project Scientist Academy staff is comprised of State Certified teachers, STEM and Education major college fellows, and volunteers. The adult to child ratio does not exceed 1:10. All staff members complete background checks and CPR certification prior to the beginning of the Academy.

Ages and Curriculum

We accept girls ages 4-12 to be a part of our Academy program. Girls are divided into age level groups for hands-on STEM time. Typical grouping is Pre-K-K, Gr 1-2, Gr 3-4, and Gr 5-7 but may vary depending on weekly enrollment numbers.

Drop-off/Pick-up locations

Drop off/pick up locations are specific to each site. As we get closer to Summer 2019, more information regarding the specifications of the site logistics will be provided.

STEM Superstars

Every day girls begin their day with a STEM Superstar presentation allowing girls to meet a variety of women in the sciences.