Explore a world of adventures at UIU Stem Camp

Northeast Iowa youth have the opportunity to further discover how fun it can be to study, explore and experiment in the fields of science, technology, and mathematics during the annual Summer STEM Camp at Upper Iowa University’s Fayette Campus Monday-Wednesday, June 19-21.

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Emma Biederman, Fayette; J.K. Prentice, Elgin; Claire Britt, West Union, and Aidan Rink, Atlantic, dismantled a computer as part of the 2016 STEM Camp at Upper Iowa University. The annual event returns to UIU’s Fayette Campus June 19-21.

professors and undergraduate students, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp participants are provided hands-on experiences. The three-day camp includes the following project areas:


  • Bird is the Word – What makes a bird a bird? Get up close and personal with bird specimens and look for birds in UIU’s natural areas.
  • CSI – Learn the science behind CSI!  Help solve a crime by applying laboratory techniques used by forensic scientists.
  • Explore the Microscopic World – Explore life on the microscopic scale.
  • Cyber Camp – Learn how computer programming & robots come together to develop fun & useful solutions to problems.
  • Heart Beats – Learn how your heart generates electricity. Take an electrocardiogram (ECG) of a fellow camper!

The 2017 Summer STEM Camp is open to all students currently in grades 5-8. The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at UIU’s Fayette campus June 19-21. Due to limited space, individuals are encouraged to register promptly. Applications are due by Friday, May 26. For additional information about the project areas, cost and registration, contact Dr. William Jones, UIU assistant professor of biology, at jonesw@uiu.edu.

Upper Iowa University is a STEM Jobs Approved College.  The special recognition is for colleges and universities that provide broad and innovative STEM degree options for undergraduate students, actively recruit underrepresented and under-prepared students into STEM degrees, as well as offer targeted student support systems and career services to help students succeed.

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