Hampton, CT - Students in grades 5-9 are invited to register for a week-long summer “STEM on the Move” program that will take place June 27 through July 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at EASTCONN’s Conference Center, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton.
Offered through EASTCONN’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) Mobile STEM Lab project, the five-day program will give students a chance to work on the laboratory itself, develop 21st century STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills as they explore the science of climate change, identify soil properties, investigate wild life and ecosystems, and learn how humans affect water systems and watersheds.
“Students will work on EASTCONN’s exciting new QMC Mobile STEM Lab, using an electron microscope and all the other essential, scientific laboratory equipment housed on our state-of-the-art mobile laboratory,” said science teacher Stacey Watson, EASTCONN’s Coordinator of the QMC Mobile STEM Laboratory. Watson will lead the mobile lab’s summer program. “We’re pretty excited about it, and it should be a lot of fun for every student involved.”
The cost is $145 per student, with snacks provided. Students must bring their own lunches. Early registration is recommended. Open to the first 15 students who register.
Learn more about the robotics program on the Web site landing page at www.eastconn.org/stemonthemove.
EASTCONN is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut’s students, schools and communities since 1980.