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STEMKAMP Registration Dates Announced
STEMKAMP Registration Dates Announced
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As has been previously announced, Derby Public Schools has been selected to be one of the first 10 Military-connected school districts across the US to host a STEMKAMP (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics for Kids of Active Military Personnel). The camp is designed for 125-175, 3rd-8th grade students (students that are in 2nd-7th grade this current school year), and the camp will be conducted July 12-16, 2021 at Derby North Middle School. There will be three days of hands-on STEM activities, followed by one day for a field trip related to the theme of our camp. We will finish off the week with a family day, where students will be able to show off what they have learned in camp. The intent of this camp is to be a “spark that ignites a passion in students to pursue a STEM-related career”. This camp is open to all students (whether Military-Connected or not) in the designated grade levels with priority given to Military-connected students. Registration for this camp is set to begin February 15 for students of Active Duty military parents, with open registration for all other students beginning March 1 (see flyer HERE for camp registration fee). The theme for the 2021 STEMKAMP will be announced at a later date. The current plans are to have this camp be in-person if COVID-related restrictions allow.

STEMKAMP came about from a continuation of a partnership between Goshen Education Consulting and iBIO (a biosciences advocacy group in Illinois) to bring a new STEM camp specifically for military-connected districts. Goshen received a $2.8 million grant from the Dept. of Defense National Defense Education Program (DOD NDEP) to begin STEMKAMP as a multi-state rollout of a successful STEM camp framework to 10 military-connected school districts through 2023 that will reach up to 3,750 students. These students will gain a better understanding of current STEM careers, develop basic engineering skills, practice higher-order thinking skills, and gain the self-confidence and motivation to continue on paths toward STEM careers. Published research data shows that students who express an early interest (by 8th grade) in pursuing a STEM career are two to three times more likely to graduate with a STEM college degree.

If you have any questions about STEMKAMP or the upcoming registration process, please contact Ron Rothe (email: rrothe@USD260.com)

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