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Summer Camp Programs

Recent Events:

'The Great Energy Race'
High School Students
Robert Morris University, John Jay Center
July 18-20, 2015(funded through Constellation E2 Energy to Educate)
During this three day camp, led by Dr. Tony Kerzmann and Dr. Dave Sanchez, students learned about global warming, energy efficient vehicles, hydrogen electrolysis, natural gas and electricity. Students also designed, built and raced their own energy efficient cars and car ports.            

'Electro-Optics'
High School Students
Robert Morris University, John Jay Center

July 25-28, 2016
This four day camp was taught by Dr. Benjamin Campbell and introduced students to electro-optics and micro-controllers.  During this camp, students learned the basic principles of electronics and how to use several engineering tools including: mulitimeters, function generators, oscilloscopes, breadboards and circuit design softmare and more. Through hands-on activities, students learned about the properties of photons and lasers and learned how to use Arduinos and control lights and sensors.

Girls in STEM Research Camp
High School Girls (grades 9-11)
Robert Morris University, John Jay Center
July 18-21, 2016

This hands-on research camp, led by Dr. Rika Carlsen, offered each student one-on-one attention and allowed them to truly have an immersive research experience. Topics covered included: material testing, computer simulation, computer-aided design, 3D printing, traumatic brain injury and more.

'Energy Ties'
Middle School Students
Robert Morris University, John Jay Center

July 21-22, 2016
(funded through Constellation E2 Energy to Educate)
During this two day camp, led by Dr. Tony Kerzmann and Dr. Dave Sanchez, students learned about global warming, weather and climate, carbon footprint and took part in several energy demonstrations. Students also design, built and raced solar cars and car ports.

'The Science of Food'
Robert Morris University, John Jay Center

June 17, 2016

Adults

During this workshop, led by Kim Smith (chef and owner of Relish Kitchen and Catering) & Dr. Matthew Maurer, attendees learned about the science of food including: the science and fermentation of bread making, difference between gluten and gluten free products, and the science of making Kombucha tea. Participants also made their own cheese.

3rd Annual Elementary School Family STEM Night
Robert Morris University, Sewall Center Arena 
April 20, 2016
K-4
Students
Over 500 people attended SEMS 3nd Annual Family STEM Night. During the three hour event, teachers and elementary school students in grades K-4, and their families, had the chance to interact with various STEM professionals and engage in hands-on learning. Activity tables included RMU Faculty, student groups, and outside groups - Assemble, ASSET, Barrels to Beethoven, Carnegie Science Center. Cutich Chiropractic, Creek Connections, Estep's ATA Martial Art's Academy, Fern Hollow Nature Center, Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Karate STEM Academy, Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium.

10th Annual High School Science Bowl  Competition
Robert Morris University,
November 7, 2015
Sewall Center
Eleven schools competed against each other, answering timed science questions in a jeopardy-like setting. Each team was made up of one senior, one junior, one sophomore, and one freshman; up to four alternates were permitted per team. See winners below: FIRST: Pine Richland SECOND: Mount Lebanon THIRD: Trinity