STEM Explorations is a free, five-day experience for rising seventh and eighth graders in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Working with scientists and engineers, students explore the collaborative nature of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through hands-on lab experiences.
The camp experience will be held at the Discovery Building on the UW-Madison campus and provide opportunities for participants to connect with scientists and STEM professionals. Participants engage in hands-on activities learning how scientists and engineers solve problems, exploring the natural world, collecting data and making observations in their environment. Daily interactions with scientists, hands-on activities and campus explorations will help broaden the participant’s understanding of career opportunities in STEM fields at UW-Madison and beyond.
July 11-15, 2022
**Final schedule will be sent out to families a week prior to the start of camp.
Participants will arrive at Hamilton Middle School each morning and bus to the Discovery Building, where science activities will be held. Student will return to Hamilton Middle School each afternoon prior to the pickup time.
What to Expect
Activities will mostly take place in the teaching labs of the Discovery Building and other sites on the UW-Madison campus.
Our activities cover a broad spectrum of hands-on, fun, interdisciplinary scientific topics, including:
- Exploring microscopes and using them to explore the natural world
- Engineering tools for renewable energy/windmill design
- Investigating soil/bacteria in soil
- Building nanogenerators using simple materials
Lunch will be provided each day.
Students will be required to wear close-toed shoes and long pants (safety rules for lab activities).
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION/TRANSPORTATION:
MSCR Program Assistant
Madison School & Community Recreation
3802 Regent St., Madison, WI 53705
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT CONTENT, ACCOMMODATIONS OR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS DURING CAMP:
Senior Outreach Coordinator
Morgridge Institute for Research
330 N. Orchard Street
Madison, WI 53715