Green Chemistry Camp: Treating the Earth with Respect

June 14-19, 2015 - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

This week-long summer program offers a perfect combination of innovative hands-on curriculum and fun! The camp is designed to provide an opportunity for talented high school students to experience science in action. Through hands-on experiments and discussions, the Green Chemistry camp seeks to instill an enthusiasm and appreciation of the role of chemistry in everyday life and to promote a knowledgeable understanding of scientific issues.

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Youth Engineering Adventure Camp

June 21-25, 2015 - South Dakota State University

This five-day summer camp, hosted at South Dakota State University, provides high school students the opportunity to have fun, learn how engineering and technology relate to the world around them, and work closely with professionals. Students must have completed their freshmen year of high school to attend.

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Energy Adventure Academy

June 22-25, 2015 - Southeast Job Link, Yankton

Engaging students in math, science, and technology are some of the important factors in creating tomorrow's workforce. With that in mind, Southeast Job Link, Inc. has developed a new program that seeks to provide students with information about opportunities in Renewable Energy. The Energy Adventure Academy is designed for students to learn while having fun.  During the week, you will participate in hands-on activities, experiments, presentations and exploring energy careers.

     *Yankton High School students earn 1/2 credit for the class. (Credit may be available through other area schools with school district approval.)

For more information, contact Southeast Job Link at 605-668-3480. 


Energy Adventure Day Camps

June 12, 2015 (Grades 3-5) - Southeast Job Link, Yankton
June 19, 2015 (Grades 6-8) - Southeast Job Link, Yankton

Energy Adventure Day Camp provides comprehensive, objective information and activities on the energy sources that fuel our country, including economic and environmental impacts. Students explore the history of energy, energy in current events, and consider future energy development opportunities and challenges. They will discover that certain energy sources may be better choices for specific energy needs, and will discuss and debate the energy sources we use today and will use in the future.

For more information, contact Southeast Job Link at 605-668-3480. 


Power Camp: Electronics & Computers in Your Hands

June 21-26, 2015 - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

During the week, you will get the opportunity to go to a power company to see electricity produced, visit an electronics company to see electronics gadgets built, build and use a meter to measure voltage, current, and resistance, build a working radio using electronics components, and build and program a robot. You will also learn how electricity is produced, how TVs, radios, cell phones, iPads, iPods, and computers are built, and what 'computer engineering' is and how it is connected to electrical engineering. 

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AeroSpace Career & Education Camp

July 13-16, 2014 - South Dakota State University

Sponsored by NASA and hosted at South Dakota State University (SDSU), this four-day camp provides high school-aged students the opportunity to get an early start on aviation and aerospace careers. At the camp students will receive two hours of flight and ground training, get behind the controls of an aircraft, build and launch air rockets, look into the workings of a jet engine, explore an F-16 fighter jet, and visit with aviation professionals. 

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Materials, Metallurgy, & Forensics Institute

July 12-17, 2015 - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

This camp provides you with the opportunity to learn about nanomaterials, composites, polymers, metals, and the making of a Samurai Sword and get hands-on with heat treating, blacksmithing, welding, and casting. Also, you get to do materials testing (ie., impact and tensile strength testing) and materials characterization using an optical and scanning electron microscope and practice forensic engineering by investigating how materials fail. 

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3M Camps

March 25, 2015 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm - Aberdeen

Check Back for Date - Brookings

3M Camp attendees will learn about the programs, and job opportunities in the fields of Precision Machining, Energy and Robotics. Students will the day exploring each program. The students will also tour of the 3M plant in Aberdeen and the 3M plant in Brookings.


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Gateway Camps

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The Gateway Academy Camps utilize Project Lead the Way's project-based, hands-on, and real world problem solving approach to STEM education. The camps are designed to nurture kids' imaginations, inspire creativity, and develop self-confidence. The educational activities found at a Gateway Academy Camp thoroughly engage girls and boys from all backgrounds, igniting their passion and fueling interest in understanding how things work, while significantly advancing their skills in STEM subjects.

Gateway Academy sites are selected to provide leading edge technologies that allow kids to sample topics such as robotics, dissection, and 3D modeling. Participants will broaden their understanding of the engineering design process and the scientific method. They will act as scientists, researchers, and engineers while being exposed to these career paths.


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