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Children's summer STEM camps returning to Niagara University

by jmaloni


Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:25 pm

Niagara University's College of Education, for several years, has sought to provide access to quality science, technology, engineering and math education for children - especially girls and low-income youths, who studies show enter the STEM fields at the lowest rates.

This summer, the college's Institute of Applied Learning will offer a pair of summer camps intended to introduce young people to the practical application of science, technology, engineering and math.

•The first, open to all students in grades 3-8, is scheduled for July 20-23.

•The second, slated for July 27-30, is available to young women in grades 6-9.

The camps will focus on energy and advanced manufacturing, both in content and in college and career readiness activities. Emphasis in the young women's camp also will be placed on personal development, etiquette and leadership.

Both camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

A $100 registration fee covers camp materials, lunch and snacks. Transportation to NU is not provided.

Natural resources around Niagara University will be utilized as field components for students to experience inquiry-based learning and real-life applications applicable to career clusters in the energy fields.

All activities will be aligned to the New York State Learning, Common Core, College and Career Readiness Standards, and Next Generation Science standards.

Niagara University is currently administering the third year of a three-year grant sponsored by National Grid to enhance STEM and advance manufacturing education, which allows NU's College of Education to train 15 Niagara Falls City School District teachers who will plan and instruct the summer camps.

For more information, call 716-286-8309 or email [email protected].

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