June Age 9-12 SuperSTEM Camps

June Age 9-12 SuperSTEM Camps

Ages 9-12

All summer programming is open! Happy Registering!

The Innovation Center will be offering SuperSTEM camps over the summer to interested students. The camps will take place in-person at the Innovation Center from Monday-Thursday from June 6 – June 23 for morning (8:30-11:30) and afternoon (12:00-3:00) sessions. The camp fee is $125 per session except for Inspirit AI, which runs two weeks, and is $300 (please read the description). The schedule for the classes are as follows: 

June 6-9 at 8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Bioscience Experiments
  • Circuits and Bots: Code Your Own Adventure

June 6-9 at 12:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Mini Shark Tank!
  • Mission to Mars

June 13-16 at 8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Design Your Own Plane
  • Inspirit AI Elementary: Artificial Intelligence Adventures (Week 1)
  • Mission to Mars

June 13-16 at 12:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Bioscience Experiments
  • Circuits and Bots: Code Your Own Adventure
  • Inspirit AI Middle School: Artificial Pioneers (Week 1)
  • Sphero Lil Bits: The Circuit Kit for Creative Kids

June 20-23 at 8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Design Your Own Plane
  • Inspirit AI Elementary: Artificial Intelligence Adventures (Week 2)
  • Questbots

June 20-23 at 12:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Inspirit AI Middle School: Artificial Pioneers (Week 2)
  • Questbots
  • Sphero Lil Bits: The Circuit Kit for Creative Kids

The camp descriptions are listed below. If you are interested in taking any of these camps, please click on the registration link at the bottom of the page.

  • June 6-9 at 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • June 13-16 at 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Do you like putting on a lab coat and doing science experiments in your kitchen? If so, then join us to learn how to use biotechnology equipment while cultivating bacteria, using 3D printers to explore biomedical engineering concepts, conduct water quality experiments while evaluating aquatic species, and explore polymer science! Please sign this permission slip for our field excursion.

  • June 6-9 at 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • June 13-16 at 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Meet Edison, a programmable robot that enables you to become a coder, inventor, creative thinker and problem solver. Get hands-on with the robot’s sensors and program your robot to do a task! Explore several programming options with powerful functions and versatility to create interactive robotic projects. Plunge into a wide range of engineering, design, and programming challenges using the extension pack construction materials similar to Legos to attach to the Edison robot.  For the second half of this class meet Makey Makey; a little USB device you plug into your computer, and use it to make your own switches that act like keys on the keyboard.  You can take everyday objects and turn them into a touchpad that interacts with a computer program. This electronics and coding-centered class will focus on using Scratch-based coding, Makey Makey Innovation Kits, and an electronics makerspace, to provide opportunities for learners to design, create and test their own tech-centered innovations.

  • June 13-16 at 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • June 20-23 at 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Have you ever wondered how an airplane flies? You’re not alone! For ages, people have gazed to the sky and pondered flight. In the past century, aircraft have made tremendous advances through scientific discoveries. In this camp, you will learn about the scientific principles that make an airplane fly – whether it is a Boeing airliner or a paper airplane – by building and test flying your own gliders! We will explore different airplane designs by building them, and learn about the different ways they fly!

  • Cost: $300 (Scholarships are available for students in need. Please apply here).
    • Dates: June 13-16, June 20-23 8:30-11:30 am
    • Location: Innovation Center
    • Target Audience: Students finishing grades 3-5
    • Capacity: 8 students
    • Description:  Inspirit AI camps are taught by Stanford and MIT graduates. These camps are interdisciplinary and project-based and introduce students to foundational skills and knowledge about artificial intelligence (AI).
    • This camp will be a survey of all the things that help define artificial intelligence as well as an exploration of how AI can be used to solve important problems in our lives. Our classes encourage logic, creativity, pattern recognition, and abstraction along with an emphasis on mindfulness activities that promote social-emotional learning. Our personalized instruction ensures that your child can feel confident enough to tackle big kid challenges.

Activities include:

  • Today in AI Talks: Hear from your instructor about the very latest in artificial intelligence from self-driving cars to robotic dogs to comfort the elderly.
  • Paper Programming: Cultivating abstraction, creativity, and design thinking with non-traditional approaches to reasoning about algorithms and UX/UI design.
  • Block-Based Coding: Using Scratch, a platform developed by MIT, drag and drop blocks to form the basis of storytelling, games, sports, and more!
  • Team Hackathons: Together as a class, we’ll create, debug, and launch our collective AI project, each showcasing a part we worked on.
  • Cost: $300 (Scholarships are available for students in need. Please apply here).
  • Dates: June 13-16, June 20-23 Noon-3:00 pm
  • Location: Innovation Center
  • Target Audience: Students finishing grades 6-8
  • Capacity: 8 students
  • Description:  In AI Pioneers, our emerging engineers will learn how to create projects for social good with Python programming language. Through hands-on coding, students will learn how computers can use data to solve complex problems like natural language processing and computer vision. Our students will explore the ways they can meaningfully use AI to predict heart disease, create social robots, assist with disaster relief, and navigate autonomous vehicles. In our curriculum, we emphasize ethical responsibility, career paths in artificial intelligence, and interdisciplinary applications! From beginner to advanced coders, we envision a future where students of all backgrounds can contribute towards a bright future of inclusivity and technological advancement.

Activities Include:

  • Machine Learning Talks:  Learn about machine learning algorithms and techniques in a uniquely interactive, engaging format, before you apply that knowledge in live coding labs.
  • Hands-On Python Coding: Develop valuable skills in Python, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in our hands-on coding labs, using cutting-edge research to solve real-world problems like heart disease prediction, assistive technologies, and more.
  • Project-Based Learning: In our final capstone project, students will be able to apply their newly acquired talents in a collaborative, challenging environment, applying AI to an in depth project Examples include allocating resources for disaster relief, sketch recognition, or creating a website to recommend movies.
  • June 6-9 from 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Want to learn the How to start your own business? Come experience creating your idea, learn how to make it a business, your $5 Challenge budget-BUY, participating in Pitching and win a PRIZE!

  • June 6-9 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. 
  • June 13-16 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Have you ever dreamed of sending a robot into outer space? Learn how we use robots to explore space as well as how humans plan to colonize Mars! You will use the Vex IQ robotic system to create your own Mars Lander to explore the Martian terrain. You will design, build, and program your own robot to complete a Mars themed mission.

  • June 20-23 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • June 20-23 from 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how computers and robots make decisions and remember information? Learn how robots sense, think, and act using Questbotics, the ultimate learning and programming set! Solve complex problems by building sequences with colorful Quebes to program your Questbot. Become an artist, mathematician, or scientist, and continue on your quest of learning about programming, engineering, and robotics.

  • June 13-16 from 12:00-3:00 p.m.
  • June 20-23 from 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Do you want to build a simple prosthetic arm, remake your favorite carnival game, or invent a crazy-cool creature? If the answer is yes, this class is for you! Practice STEAM concepts including circuitry, engineering, physics, art, and design thinking with Sphero Lil Bits, an introductory circuit kit. Become a critical and creative problem solver by turning your ideas into an end-product with 5 bits and 12 accessories!

Registration

Registration for SuperSTEM for interested students is officially open. Click the button below to sign up.