Sunday, May 9, 2010

2010 Math & Science Camp Coming Soon

During the summer of 2010, three major math and science camp providers - Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers (CABPES), Math π-0-neers, and Shades of Blue- are joining forces to create the largest and most intense 8-week STEM camp for the Denver Metro Area. Afterwards, before school starts, they will host a math boot camp to better prepare Denver Metro Students for the upcoming school year. The 8-week camp will be held during the weeks of June 7 - July 31, 2010.

During the course of the 8 week camp, students will explore: robotics, physics, engineering, aviation, cryptography, geometry, trigonometry, meteorology, chemistry, biology, etc. Additionally, they will attend various field trips to places such as the Challenger Center of Colorado Springs (where they participate in space mission simulations), Air Force Academy, Wings over the Rockies, University of Colorado (where they will visit/use engineering/science labs), United Airlines Training Center(where they will use flight simulators), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). They will also have special presentations/activities from Dr. Baynes - Science Man - from Interactive Science Programs who will put on a week-long "Science Spectacular" show, from Dr. Layfield, retired NASA rocket scientist and founder of Colorado Springs Rocket Society (COSROCS), who will help students build and launch Estes rockets, and more including probably an astronaut. The majority of the field trips (Challenger, Air Force Academy, Wings over the Rockies) and special presentations (Science Man, COSROCS, astronaut) will occur during the weeks of June 14-19, July 12 - 17, and July 19-24.

During the Math Boot camp, students will be given a pretest and then provided with the work corresponding to their weaknesses. They will work with educators, engineers, and scientists who will tutor them and help them develop the mathematical skills needed for the fall.

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