SPC to host 2024 STEM Summer Camp on June 10-14

LEVELLAND – South Plains College will host the 2024 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Summer Camp for students in 9th to 12th grade on June 10-14. The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. daily in the Science Building on the Levelland campus.

The cost of the camp is $60, which includes all materials, travel, meals, a shirt and a backpack. Students can register on the SPC Marketplace.

The camp will feature interactive, hands-on activities in robotics, biology, forensics and geology. Returning students from last year will grow their knowledge of computer programming and enjoy exciting projects in physics ranging from projectile projects and wind energy projects.

“STEM Summer Camp offers a unique opportunity for local high school students to engage in a dynamic learning environment at an exceptionally affordable rate compared to similar programs,” Dr. Laci Alexander, camp director and SPC chemistry professor, said. “Our primary objective is to provide an enriching and stimulating platform for students passionate about STEM fields, fostering not only academic growth but also meaningful connections with peers and mentors.”

In robotics, students will build mBot Ranger robots and use computer programming languages to command the robots through challenges and obstacle courses.

Campers will also learn about pathogens and immune responses with printed 3D models and discover unknown viruses via gel electrophoresis.

During forensics training, campers will uncover evidence using fingerprinting and blood splatter detection methods.

On June 14, the campers will travel to Canyon to visit West Texas A&M University and learn about geologic formations and preservation at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

For more information, visit https://www.southplainscollege.edu/about/grantprograms/STEMCamp.php or contact Dr. Alexander at 806-716-2322 or lalexander@southplainscollege.edu.