Rockets, robots, golf to be offered at FHSU's math-science summer camps

Rockets and Robots

04/06/15
Five camps will be offered this summer for students in grades two through eight by the Science and Mathematics Education Institute on the Fort Hays State University campus.

"Rainforest Rescue: Girls Robotics Adventure" will be from 9 a.m. to noon from June 1 to June 4 in Custer Hall's Tiger Den. It is for girls who will be entering fifth to eighth grades in the fall. Girls will learn about teamwork, programming skills and engineering design processes.

"Robotics Adventure: Searching for Sunken Treasure in Davy Jones Locker" will be from 1 to 4 p.m. from June 1 to June 4 in the Tiger Den. It is for students entering fifth through eighth grades. Students will learn about remote operating vehicles and programming.

"Calling All Engineers" will have two sessions, a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. from June 8 to June 11. Both sessions will offer the same activities in the Maker Space area of Forsyth Library, room 060. Students will learn about various engineering fields but will focus on mechanical, electrical, civil and aerospace engineering. They will build robots, a mechanical hand and flashlights. They will also design towers, bridges, arches, and aerodynamic cars and planes.

"Geometry and Golf" will be from 8 a.m. to noon from June 15 to June 18 in Rarick Hall, room 301. It is for students entering fifth through seventh grades. Students will learn math concepts using miniature golf and then apply what they learn to create their own golf course.

"Birds, Planes, Rockets: How Things Fly!" will have a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. from June 22 to June 25. Both sessions will have the same activities. It is for students entering second to fifth grades. Students will learn about the factors affecting lift and design and then create their own flying craft and see the forces of flight in action.

Registration is limited to 24 participants for each camp. A registration fee of $50 per camper is due at time of registration. Deadline to register for the camps is Saturday, May 16.

For more information visit www.fhsu.edu/academic/college-of-education-and-technology/smei/Camps/.

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