This summer wrapped up the first of a series of camps at MTSU called “Camp STEM,” a summer program for kindergarten through 6th graders designed to expand student horizons in STEM. The camp includes hands-on science activities studying earth, life and physical sciences, robotics technology, and arts and crafts.
David Lockett, the director and founder of Camp STEM and a teacher at Homer Pittard Campus School, started Camp STEM on a whim, stating it was “based solely on the idea of educating kids between kindergarten to sixth grade in a larger capacity while also avoiding summer learning loss. The motivation to be different drives my passion for STEM. My goal is to make sure that more students know they have the capabilities to succeed in these fields at an early age.”
Camp STEM is committed to demonstrating how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) can be applied to the real world. The camps were held on the Middle State Tennessee University campus and showcased a different field of study each week, centered around different majors available. The campers are given access to everything the campus has to offer such as visiting the Murfreesboro Airport, the Voorhees Engineering Building, Uranidrome, and the Mineral, Gem, and Fossil Museum where they learned about astronomy, geology and robotics.
Want to learn more about camp STEM? More info can be found at www.CampSTEM.us