The CERDEC Math and Science Summer Program uses a fun, hands-on approach to learning, which enhances your child’s interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The curriculum for each session is structured to help entry-level students achieve this goal. All programs are taught by state-certified teachers.
The CERDEC Educational Outreach Program is pleased to host the 2017 Math and Science Summer Camp at Harford Glen Environmental Center in Bel Air, Maryland.
One-week sessions lead students through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, also known as STEM, experiences in a fun-filled camp environment.
Program topics generally align with CERDEC mission areas, encouraging campers to become excited about the fields in which the APG community works. Campers will learn about opportunities and careers as well as gain insight into STEM professions.
Entering 5th and 6th Grades
Campers will work in small groups learning to program LEGO robotics while solving a multitude of renewable energy challenges based on real-world problems. Campers will combine math, physics, mechanics and programming skills to help them complete the given challenges. Campers will learn through fun hands on activities, while watching their creations come alive. LEGO MindStorm emphasizes strategic problem solving and critical thinking, which can be used beyond STEM.
Entering 9th and 10th Grades
Bridge construction is a complex, multi-discipline effort involving skills related to STEM including geology, computer science, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. Campers will work in small groups to understand the significance of bridges and the impact that natural disasters have on these structures. They will combine motivation, cohesive team building, leadership and creativity to support one another while researching, designing and developing a new bridge concept to withstand a specific natural disaster. Campers will simulate the research, development and marketing process while presenting their designs to a small panel.
Entering 7th and 8th Grades
Physics, biochemistry and material science play a major role in sports.
This exciting one-week program explores the relationship between STEM and Sports: How does science affect a free throw? How does a ball reach a goal once kicked? How does the rate of a ball’s speed affect its destination? How does the stitching on a football affect the way that it is received? Do surfaces have an effect on how a ball moves?
These are some of the questions that campers will explore as they complete a series of hands-on experiments designed to demonstrate this essential connection.
As part of our mission to continuously improve your program experience, we have made some changes to the Application Process for the 2017 season. Please make note of these changes as they could impact whether your student’s application is properly processed.
As always, applications will be processed on a strict First Come – First Served basis, with placement preference given to children of current Active Duty military members.
Application will be available here beginning Monday February 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM.
Please click the link below for full, step-by-step application instructions.
We look forward to seeing you this summer at the 2017 CERDEC Math and Science Summer Camp.