Boosting the Intellect to STEM is an enrichment program that is intended to stimulate interest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students experience hands-on activities that are performed by engineers and other scientists and provide a high level of excitement throughout the two-week program. Instruction focuses on two main activities: NetLogo and Robotics. Both activities are exciting, hands-on, and intellectually stimulating.
Intellect to STEM Summer Enrichment Institute is funded by Marmarus Management Company, LLC through collaboration with St. Croix Foundation and with added contributions from the University of the Virgin Islands. This institute will take place on the St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.
Boosting the Intellect to STEM Summer Enrichment Institute will be held on the St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands from June 20 to July 3 from 9am to 4pm weekdays. Lunch will be provided between 12 noon and 1pm. The institute is intended for 20 students from grades 8 to 11 but talented 7th graders may be accepted. There is no cost to participants. Stipends will not be provided. This is not a residential program.
Participants program still designs and animated designs, as well as video simulations of real life phenomena.
Participants assemble and program robots to perform various activities. The fun-filled hands-on experiences bring together mathematics, science and technology to provide pre-engineering skills, problem solving strategies, and team work.
How does one apply?
- Application deadline is May 1, 2013 or until all seats are taken.
- Application in MS Word format
- Application in Adobe PDF format
- Dr. Velma Tyson can be reached by calling 692-4157 and emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Michelle Peterson can be reached by calling 778-1620 ext4254 and emailing email@example.com