NASA’s Summer of Innovation Camp online registration open
Across the country, NASA’s Summer of Innovation is engaging students, teachers and communities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, experiences. Otero Junior College will be providing students entering 7th through 9th grade access to this experience June 24 through June 28.
The camp will run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activities on day one will focus on “Innovation on the Ground” including properties, energy, forces and gravity. Day two’s theme will be “Innovation in the Air,” which will include basic aeronautics. Day three, “Innovation in Space,” will include topics such as forces, gas laws and rocketry. The fourth day will include “Innovation in Exploration.” The final day’s focus will be “Innovation in Action – Challenges.”
“The NASA Summer of Innovation Camp promises to be a great learning opportunity for local students. This is our first NASA camp and we are very excited to host and instruct the event. Our focus is to involve middle school students in engaging hands-on activities and inspire them toward future STEM careers,” said Yolonda Jaramillo, STEM Grant activity director.
Registrations are currently being accepted online at www.ojc.edu or by calling Yolonda Jaramillo at (719) 384-6868. The fee for the Summer of Innovation Camp is $40 and it includes lunch and all supplies for the camp.
For more information on the NASA Summer of Innovation Camp or other upcoming STEM camps, contact Yolonda Jaramillo, STEM activity director, at (719) 384-6868 or Sarah Petramala, STEM grant assistant, at (719) 384-6974.