STEM Camp 2017
Now in our 5th year, Moore County Schools have added a new partner, the Moore County Airport, to offer an aviation theme to STEM Camp. Students will have a fun opportunity to learn science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts in a very hands-on way, taught by great MCS teachers over a 4-day program.
Two choices for STEM Camp will be offered this year - June 19-22 and June 26-29. Both camps will be held at New Century Middle School, 1577 Union Church Road in Cameron. All students entering the 3rd thru the 10th grade are welcome to be part of the fun.
Campers will be programming drones to fly, designing/3D printing/testing wings using wind tunnels, programming robots, launching rockets and much more. At the conclusion of each camp, we will tour the Moore County Airport and talk to Airport Mechanics, Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers. At the end of the day on Thursday, students that stick around will get the opportunity to take a flight with the Pilots.
In another change STEM Camp, it is now been expanded to accept rising 9th and 10th grade students.That group will focus on growing FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics programs.
Guest speakers include Lt. Timothy Davis, Moore County Sheriff's Department, to display their newly purchased Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Keith Davis, retired Marine/Navy Pilot with over 3900 flight hours and current MCS teacher and Lt. Col Ana Ehrler, currently an active duty Air Force pilot.
We would also like to recognize the Public Education Foundation of Moore County for their continued, generous support of STEM programs in our schools, as well as a new sponsor this year, Duke Energy.
The cost of STEM Camp is $160, which includes lunches, snacks and a t-shirt. A limited number scholarships available for families unable to pay.
Register at www.ncmcs.org/STEMCamp. Registration opens March 13 at 8:00 a.m.