STEM Camp offers hands-on learning PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:49
Austin Berkebile, of Perrysburg, looks over his robot during the Alien Robotics Challenge at the STEM Summer Camp at Penta Career Center. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
PERRYSBURG - Students interested in exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are participating in a unique camp this week at Penta Career Center.
Penta's STEM Summer Camp ends Friday and about 100 area students in grades 7 through 9 have been participating in this hands-on camp where they are explore areas such as Computer Hardware/Networking, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Construction Carpentry, Manufacturing Technology and Plant Biotechnology.    
The students participate in a different program each day which is designed to increase their understanding of how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills are used in a variety of career fields. Some of the hands-on activities include using construction tools and geometric theories to build a 40-foot Viking ship in the Construction Carpentry program; exploring GPS technology using handheld devices to survey and make patterns in the Geographic Information Systems program; extracting DNA from strawberries in the Plant Biotechnology program; building and testing water-powered rockets in the Manufacturing Technology program; and creating alien robots for competitions in the Computer Hardware/Networking program.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 09:36

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