STEM WORLD 

 Summer Camp 2023

STEM Summer Camp Strands

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AGES 11-14 STRAND
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Emerging Scientists and Engineers Investigate
Each week of the Emerging Scientists and Engineers Investigate strand will provide a self-contained set of stimulating and fun STEM challenges which will provide an interdisciplinary approach to real problems to be tackled by small teams. Although the overall theme for the weeks will remain the same, each week will be different in terms of its specific content and challenges drawing on different expert leaders.

Content will include:

  • Robotics
  • Coding
  • Engineering structures
  • Hovercraft
  • Scientific testing
  • Cosmetics Chemistry and Product Development
  • Wind Turbines
  • Life Science
  • Mapping Climate Change
  • Drones
  • Future careers
AGES 15-17 SPACE ENGINEERING STRAND
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The Challenges of Building a Planetary Rover

In recent years the space industry has greatly expanded, with hundreds of new companies competing to launch satellites, astronauts and interplanetary missions. With the number of exciting job opportunities available, what skills are needed to become part of the industry?

Building a space vehicle requires creative experts in engineering, physics, electronics, programming, life sciences, and more. During this course we will investigate all of these subjects and put them to work in building our own Mars rover!

Each week will be self-contained in respect of its content but students following a two-week programme will be able to develop deeper project interpretations with different leaders. Key content areas will include:

  • Microcontrollers
  • Robotic Rovers
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Radiation and Life in Space
  • Living in space
  • Careers for the future
AGES 15-17 SCIENCE STRAND
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The Challenges of Life on a Changing Earth

Global news is regularly dominated by what are frequently catastrophic events presenting new challenges for life on a changing earth. This Strand will take a deeper look through hands-on laboratory investigation and keynote lectures and presentations at some of the topics identified within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. What can science achieve to mitigate some of these changes?

Each week will be self-contained in respect of its content which will not be repeated. However, students following a two-week programme will be able to develop deeper project interpretations with different leaders in chosen areas of interest. Key content areas will include:

  • Chemistry and climate change
  • Future food
  • Ethical products
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Plastics in the environment
  • Water quality
  • Biodiversity
  • Affordable Clean Energy