Ashburn, VA (June 6, 2016) – Looking for something fun to do this summer? Robotics, Programming, Cybersecurity and CAD/3D Printing summer camps are being offered at multiple locations in Loudoun County through Northern Virginia Community College’s SySTEMic Solutions.
These camps are for rising third-graders through high school seniors. The camps cost $315 for one week and they are a full-day.
Summer STEM camps are integral to what SySTEMic Solutions is aiming for in Northern Virginia – sparking an early interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) for students. The following camps will be operating at the Loudoun locations:
LEGO EV3 Robotics at NOVA Loudoun Campus (July 11-15),
AOL (July 18-22) and Middleburg Academy (July 25-29).
VEX IQ Robotics at NOVA Loudoun Campus (July 11-15), AOL (July 18-22)
and Middleburg Academy (July 25-29).
VEX 1 Robotics at NOVA Loudoun Campus (July 11-15), AOL (July 18-22)
and Middleburg Academy (July 25-29).
CAD/3D Print Camp at NOVA Loudoun Signal Hill (July 11-22).
Cybersecurity Camp at NOVA Loudoun Campus (July 11-15).
Scratch Programming Camp at AOL (July 18-22) and Middleburg Academy
Below is a description of each camp:
Robotics incorporates all four of the STEM disciplines. Students build, program and drive a robot on LEGO EV3, VEX IQ and VEX EDR platforms. In addition to developing skills in computer programming, engineering and science, students also collaborate as a team while using creativity and critical thinking to problem-solve. LEGO EV3 is for rising third- to fifth-graders. VEX IQ camps cover fourth- to eighth-graders and VEX EDR camps are for rising sixth- to 12th-graders.
CAD/3D Printing Skills Camp This camp is for rising ninth- through 12th-grade students and explores how significant innovations in the areas of 3D computer graphics and 3D printing technologies are revolutionizing how designers, artists, and engineers create products and tools. Students will learn an overview of modern 3D design and modeling techniques and also explore the range of printing and prototyping technologies in use today. The mission of this 3D Printing and Engineering Design Course is intended to provide students with the tools to bring design ideas to life. By the end of the camp, students will have gained hands-on experience creating their own designs and shaping the creative process to final printed production. This camp is three hours a day for two weeks.
Cybersecurity Camp This one-week camp is for rising ninth through 12th-graders and will introduce the students to the world of Cybersecurity. This camp is designed to provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience in cybersecurity and introduce them to the many career opportunities in this growing field. The camp will increase students’ knowledge of networking and computer security, including attack and defense strategies. It will culminate with a mock competition towards the end of the camp.
Scratch Programming Camp This one-week camp is for rising fourth- through sixth-graders. Students will use the basic concepts of the Scratch programming language to develop creative stories, animations, simulations and games. Students will work on individual projects and collaborate on group projects. Students will learn about computational thinking skills such as sequencing, loops, conditionals, and operators. Students will learn about computation practices such as iterating, testing, debugging and reusing. Students will create, personalize, share, and reflect upon their own projects throughout the week. Students will also be focusing on math skills throughout the week as well.
Registration for all summer STEM camps is now active at http://www.nvcc.edu/systemic.
For more information, please contact SySTEMic Solutions Regional STEM Coordinator Aleksander Marthinussen at (703) 530-2894 or email@example.com.