On the final day of camp, Dr. Leslie Vincent, from the College of Business, kept the students very busy investigating sustainable solutions and dreaming up big ideas. They had the opportunity to do some team building activities including another bridge building activity, which was a nice extension from what Dr. Jong did with them yesterday. The students were immersed in “design thinking” as they came up with their dream sustainable product.
For the final day in Robotics, the students had mini-competitions…with themselves. Instead of doing a full competition, the students worked on completing the individual challenges for Green City. We saw lots of dams being broken down, smoke stacks being replaced, etc. The students really seemed to enjoy robotics this week and learned a lot.
We took some video today and we’ll try to get it uploaded by Monday at the latest. We really enjoyed this group of campers and we hope that they will consider coming to the See Blue STEM Camp next year!
Today we welcomed seventy 5th and 6th from across the state of Kentucky to the 4th annual See Blue STEM Camp! We had a great first day of camp today! All of the kids enjoyed the activities. They were able to tour of the Vis Center as well as the Engineering Buildings. Dr. Bruce Walcott, Professor of Electrical Engineering, also had them build towers out of some rogue Lego parts.
On the robotics side the students got busy building their robots and then participated in the distance challenge. They had to program their robots to drive up to a figure but not knock it over. Tomorrow they will move into more difficult programming challenges.
Up tomorrow is Ms. Carolyn Crowdus, from the College of Medicine, who will guide the campers through the neuroscience of the human brain. Her presentation, “Got brains? A journey through the human mind” will help campers explore and learn about the vast intricacies of the human mind. Students will have the opportunity to explore actual brains and stem cords. If you prefer your student not to participate in this activity or if you think the activity will cause a reaction please let us know.
Tomorrow night we are planning on the observatory visit – watch your email for more information!
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