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Water Heroes
(June 23-27, Grades 6-8) We need Global Water Heroes to protect our water so it is safe to drink and swim in – both for us and aquatic life. Join Penn State science and engineering faculty and graduate students as we explore old and new ways to protect one of the most vital compounds on earth.
Located in 2014 CAMPS
Spy Games: The Math of Secret Messages
(July 13-18, Grades 9-12) The Mathematics department at Penn State University invites you on a journey through the world of spies, secret messages and mathematics. Campers will learn historical and modern methods for sending secret messages, and how secret messages have been cracked throughout history. Campers will also learn different types of mathematics upon which much of modern encryption is based.
Located in 2014 CAMPS
Program Goals
Penn State Science Outreach intends to create and implement research-supported and faculty-supported programs, services, and experiences that excite and engage K-12 students, educators, undergraduate and graduate students, higher education faculty and staff, and partnering community members in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Science Leadership: A Festival of Innovative Ideas (Full, waitlist 1)
(July 27-August 1, Grades 10-12) If you are considering pursuing a high-level educational experience and solving serious global issues using science, engineering, and teamwork, the Penn State Science Leadership camp offers an opportunity to experience both.
Located in 2014 CAMPS
Engineering a Sustainable World (Full, waitlist 17)
(July 14-18, Grades 5-8) Have you ever wondered where energy comes from? What energy is? How we save it? What the future holds for us with energy conservation? Join us this summer to uncover the truth about the future of energy in the U.S. and the world...
Located in 2014 CAMPS
Doctor Winkel's Wonder Workshop: The Science of Toys (Full, waitlist 2)
(July 21-25, Grades 2-3) Doctor Walter Winkel, the famous but reclusive toy maker, is looking for children to take over his toy workshop when he retires someday, but can he find imaginative children to learn all the science involved in how toys work? Only a select few will receive a titanium ticket to Doctor Winkel's Wonder Workshop to explore the science of toys!
Located in 2014 CAMPS
Ecology Camp: The Wild Wonders of Your Own Backyard (Full, waitlist 20)
(July 14-18, Grades 4-7) Imagine taking a week this summer and doing what you do best - explore the world around you by immersing yourself in it...come experience Penn State science at its best: in the field, literally!
Located in 2014 CAMPS
Nittany Lion, M.D. (Full, waitlist 15)
(July 20-July 25, Grades 5-8) The world needs new, intelligent doctors who can crack case studies that stump even the sharpest physicians! What if you could transport the chaos of an ER scene into a pre-medical training camp? Science-U presents a fast-paced pre-medical dissection and diagnosis experience for your doctor-in-training! Join us this summer on your way to med school!
Located in 2014 CAMPS
Curious Chemist Camp
(June 16-20, Grades 2-3) Don't miss this charming opportunity to introduce your child(ren) to some of the fundamental chemical underpinnings which strengthen their understanding as they cover science in school. Together, campers will unravel the basic chemical principles that surround us in our homes, at school, and in the human body!
Located in 2014 CAMPS
CSI Camp: The Case of the Alien Assassin (Full, day waitlist 43)
(July 6-11, Grades 4-8) A member of the PSU Space Cadets student club was filming the weekly 'vlog' (video blog) when a surprise visitor appears and is caught on camera. The visitor appears to be a not-so-friendly alien from outer space who murders one of the space cadet club members! But there are many questions left unanswered...can you help us solve the mystery using science?
Located in 2014 CAMPS