The Richmond Register

June 16, 2014

STEM-H campers ‘Soar to new heights’

By Machaela Ballard
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — More than 50 middle school students from Madison and surrounding counties are at Eastern Kentucky University this week for the seventh annual Soar to New Heights: A STEM-ulating Escapade! Summer Camp.

Students will engage in courses exploring science, technology, engineering and math, such as termite racing, in which students explore the phenomena of the insects habit of following a blue line, “Deciphering Your Blood,” determining blood type without a drop of blood, and “Fun with Physics,” how physics concepts are relevant to roller coasters, rockets, etc.

Friday, students will participate in 30-minute sessions with STEM-H professionals to learn about career opportunities and requirements and how they can connect to their communities by sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for STEM-H fields.

That afternoon, the students will showcase for parents and other in EKU’s New Science Building lobby as the Soar to New Heights Camp concludes.

All courses are taught by EKU faculty and teachers who have completed gifted-and-talented certification at Eastern.