Youth EPSCoR Summer Camps Offered at UNI

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS) at the University of Northern Iowa is offering youth summer camps through the Iowa EPSCoR program for the 2014 summer. The Iowa EPSCoR camps include a variety of STEM-related camps that are available to the community, including elementary, middle school and high school students. Visit the camps website to see the exhilarating camps offered this year.

The camps include a variety of interests from robots to prairies to digital storytelling through the months of June and July. Merge analytic and creative at the EPSCoR Why Not? Vertex-Edge Graph Theory and Improvisational Comedy camp. No expertise is required for the math or theatre aspects. Join camp director, Doug Shaw, in this fun and comedic combination of math and improvisational comedy. The camp runs June 16 through June 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is offered to high school students. For more information or to register, visit Vertex-Edge.

Build and battle robots at the EPSCoR Mini-Sumo Robotics Camp. Campers use similar technology to that used in vehicles such as the John Deere Gator. There will be field trips and a competition at the end for family and friends to watch the mini-sumo robots battle in the arena. The camp runs June 23 to June 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is offered to students ages 14-17. For more information visit Mini-Sumo Robotics.

The camps sponsored by Iowa EPSCoR will increase and broaden student participation in the STEM disciplines. Scholarships can be provided for those students who meet certain requirements.

Visit the camps website to register or for more information.