2019 S.T.E.A.H.M. Summer Camps at Columbia State

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Humanities and Mathematics)

Whether robotics, physics, writing, history, or mathematical perspectives…Columbia State has a summer camp for your middle schooler.


Please check out the upcoming camps which are listed by campus. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Click on the name of the camp for more information and to register. 

Columbia Campus

Connecting Family and Local History through Writing - June 10-14
Judith Broadbent -  Adjunct English Professor
This is a workshop to explore the connections of family and local history through writing. Virtual and hands-on work with ancestral records and physical artifacts will be used to construct a family story. (Ages 11-16)

Writing Poetry and Short Stories - June 17-21
Judith Broadbent  -  Adjunct English Professor

This workshop involves introducing students to writing constructs of poetry and short story writing. Students will produce a short, illustrated anthology of poems and an illustrated short story. (Ages 11-16)

Be a Forensic Scientist for a Week - June 24-28
Larry Turner - Forensic Scientist

Topics included in this camp include: necessary steps it takes to become a Forensic Examiner, different methods of Forensic Science that real Forensic Scientists and crime scene detectives use, and students will get the opportunity to see how a real crime scene is worked. (Ages 11-15)

Williamson Campus

Beginner LEGO Robots - June 3-7   
Alan Fisher - Professor of Computer Information Technology at Columbia State
The primary goal is to promote excitement for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Education Kits and program development environment will be used for hands-on building and programming activities. Participants will build several robots. (Ages 11-15)

Advanced LEGO Robotics - June 10-14
Alan Fisher - Professor of Computer Information Technology at Columbia State

Participants will design, build and program a robot for a competition. Participants must have already attended Beginner Lego Robots. (Ages 11-15)

Be a Forensic Scientist for a Week - June 17-21 
Larry Turner - Forensic Scientist
Topics included in this camp include: necessary steps it takes to become a Forensic Examiner, different methods of Forensic Science that real Forensic Scientists and crime scene detectives use, and students will get the opportunity to see how a real crime scene is worked. (Ages 11-15)

Writing Poetry and Short Stories - June 24-28
Judith Broadbent - Adjunct English Professor

This workshop involves introducing students to writing constructs of poetry and short story writing. Students will produce a short, illustrated anthology of poems and an illustrated short story. (Ages 11-16)
   
Two Week Music and Writing Workshop - July 8-19
Judith Broadbent - Adjunct English Professor
This two-week workshop will involve writing the script and compiling music for a short musical theater production. (Ages 11-16)

Differentiated Perspectives (Math & Physics) - July 8-12
Radhika Ramjee - Professor of Mathematics at Columbia State
Ryan Badeau - Professor of Physics at Columbia State
 
In this camp, we will introduce math in creative ways, addressing topic areas such as algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Students will be involved in activities both indoors and outdoors, which will help them show how math concepts are a part of daily life. (Ages 11-15)

Be a Forensic Scientist for a Week - July 15-19
Larry Turner - Forensic Scientist
Topics included in this camp include: necessary steps it takes to become a Forensic Examiner, different methods of Forensic Science that real Forensic Scientists and crime scene detectives use, and students will get the opportunity to see how a real crime scene is worked. (Ages 11-15)

Connecting Family and Local History through Writing - July 22-26
Judith Broadbent - Adjunct English Professor
This is a workshop to explore the connections of family and local history through writing. Virtual and hands-on work with ancestral records and physical artifacts will be used to construct a family story. (Ages 11-16)

Lawrence Campus

Math in Action! - June 10-14
Libby Rogers - Instructor of Mathematics
James Smith
 - Associate Professor of Mathematics at Columbia State
This camp provides an opportunity for middle school students to increase their knowledge of math through a series of fun, interactive workshops.Our goal is for students to have fun, learn fundamentals and imagine their future in math. (Ages 11-15)

Lewisburg Campus

LEGO Robotics - June 24-28

Alan Fisher - Professor of Computer Information Technology at Columbia State
The primary goal is to promote excitement for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Education Kits and program development environment will be used for hands-on building and programming activities. Participants will design, build and program a robot for a competition. (Ages 11-15)

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