2019 Core Element Summer STEM Camps

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The University of New Orleans

2000 Lakeshore Drive

St.Pe/TRAC Center

New Orleans, LA 70148

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Core Element Summer STEM Camps for 2019 will offer students and teachers the opportunity to grow STEM skills, knowledge and become more aware of career opportunities in a variety of STEM fields including, but not limited to Robotics, Engineering and Computer Sciences. Participants can expect a fun and busy week which offers “hands-on” STEM learning, team building and critical skills in reasoning and analytical thinking that will offer students important career skills.

All camps are 5 days each and run Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Each session has a $350 fee with a $25 non-refundable administration fee required at time of registration. Final payment of the balance ($325.00) will be due by May 1, 2019 (see the link in your order confirmation). All camps are $350, with the exception of Astro Camp, which is $175. Before and after care is not provided.

This year's Summer STEM Camp will have five one-week sessions to choose from:

  1. Ready Set CODE! Coding Gaming Camp

  2. CyberSleuth Cybersecurity

  3. Out of This World Astro Camp TM

  4. Jr. STEM Camp- Create your own game by coding, two different robotics, LEGO and Ozobots, and beginning circuitry little Bits

  5. Mission Possible! Introduction to LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Robotics

Core Element Camps promote computational thinking and social skills:

  • Involves creating, experimenting, testing, revising ideas, and reflection. Through creative play, campers will gain a deeper understanding of the coding process.

  • Campers will develop important social skills such as communication, collaboration and teamwork!

  • Activities will be a mix of guided and self-directed learning in a fun and active environment!

Ready, Set, CODE! Coding Gaming Camp

Grades 6-12

June 10-14, 2019

Learn to code! Use popular web-based technologies to design, program, and launch your very own web games complete with graphics and sound effects. Plus, develop algorithms to define game rules and logic. Then deploy your creations to the internet to share with friends. No prior coding experience necessary.

Learn to code by building and deploying your very own web games using popular web based technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and create graphics with Canvas API.

  • No prior programming experience required.

  • Games run in a browser on any platform!

  • Design, program, and launch your own web games

  • Deploy your creations to the internet to share with friends.

  • Create your own 2d sprite sheets and sound effects for use in your game

  • Learn the fundamentals of computer programming by making games.

  • Use popular web technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Canvas.

  • Develop algorithms that define a game’s rules and logic.

  • Learn the common architecture of a video game from the ground up.

  • Team-based programming projects!

Cyber Sleuth Science Lab: Explore the Digital World

June 17-21

Grades 9-12

Be a Digital Forensic Investigator! Investigate and solve real-world cyber mysteries. Immerse yourself in the process of scientific inquiry. Explore computer science concepts and develop technology, engineering, mathematics, and digital literacy skills. Plus, learn about careers in Digital Forensic Science and Cybersecurity.

Presented by Digital Forensic Solutions through a grant from the National Science Foundation and aimed toward girls in grades 9-12, boys can attend too! Participants learn about the world of cybersecurity and digital forensics by getting hands-on experience of being a digital forensic investigator and solving cyber mysteries in a virtual learning environment. They learn not just about the concepts of but also careers in Digital Forensic Science and Cybersecurity.

Out of this World Astro Camp!

July 8-12

Grades 5-8

Team up to learn the basics of engineering, rocketry, and more with NASA’s ASTRO CAMP™. Work in teams to complete missions. Learn about space explorations through hands-on activities and discover pathways to rewarding NASA STEM careers.

Campers will explore the challenging world of space travel preparation. Campers learn the basics of engineering, rocketry, and aerospace while learning math and science principles all in a NASA created space mission-based program.

Junior STEM Camp- Scratch Programming, Ozobot and LEGO WEDO Robotics and little Bits Circuitry

July 15-19 , 2019

Students grades 3-5

Calling all future engineers and scientists! Use popular programs to explore robotics, programming, electronics, and more! Use LEGO™ WEDO to build working models that use motors and sensors and program tasks. Learn electronics, circuits and creative design using littleBits electronic building blocks. No prior experience is needed to participate.

  • Campers will learn Scratch programming to create interactive stories, games, and animations and share their creations with others in the online community. Campers will think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is a project of the MIT Media Lab.

  • Program Ozobot Evo Robots—use drawing and color to code and learn to create block-based programs using Ozobot Evo Robots and OzoBlockly programming.

  • Campers will use LEGO™ WEDO robotics kits to explore robotics while they build working models that incorporate working motors and sensors; program their models to complete specific tasks; and explore theme-based activities while developing their problem solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Campers will explore electronics, circuits and creative design with littleBits electronic modules. The littleBits platform of electronic building blocks is comprised of color-coded electronic modules for specific functions (like motion, lights, sound, sensors, and internet connectivity) that snap together to make larger circuits. Campers will engage in projects which develop STEM literacy and critical thinking skills, and foster creativity.

  • Mission Possible! Introduction to EV3 Robotics

    July 21-26, 2019

    Grades 4-8

    Build and program autonomous robots using LEGO™ EV3™obots and MINDSTORMS™ education software. Work in teams to learn and share tips and new skills, and complete challenging tasks to enhance the team competition experience. On the final day of camp, campers show off their new skills in a robotics competition.

    Participants in this weeklong session will get instruction and hands-on practice with activities that will allow them to build and program robots. They will also get information, tips and ideas on how to enhance their team competition experiences. Campers work in small teams to promote FIRST© Lego League’s signature set of Core Values.

All Camps:

STEM Career Explorations

All Core Element Summer STEM camps provide an opportunity for students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and to learn about how math and science proficiency is increasingly a critical skill for current and future jobs. It is becoming increasingly apparent that science and math proficiency are the new “must-haves” for jobs outside of the usual STEM fields including positions in the hospitality, construction and services sectors.

Meet with STEM professionals to:

  • Explore STEM career possibilities;

  • Gain resources in creating mentor relationships;

  • Learn how to equate interest in math or science into possible career opportunities;

  • Learn general job requirements for a specific career path;

  • Learn more about careers with an opportunity for financial growth;

  • Gain a better understanding of scope and variety of career possibilities within the same business or field.

Questions? Contact tracey.zelden@core4kids.org or 504-280-5715 or michelle.mangum@core4kids.org

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