STEAM Science & Innovation Summer Camp 2020

STEAM Science & Innovation Summer Camp 2020



Contact: Rebeca Hernández

Thank you for your interest in the Institute’s annual Science & Innovation Student Camp. In order to keep students and Institute staff safe, we have taken the decision to cancel the July 2020 Science & Innovation Camp due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back with us for updates, possible future STEAM programming in your country, and dates for our 2021 camp.

Gracias por su interés en el Campamento estudiantil de ciencia e innovación del Instituto. Para mantener seguros a los estudiantes y al personal del Instituto, hemos tomado la decisión de cancelar el Campamento de ciencia e innovación de julio de 2020 debido a la pandemia COVID-19. Vuelva a consultar con nosotros las actualizaciones, la posible programación futura de STEAM en su país y las fechas de nuestro campamento de 2021.

The Science & Innovation Camp will provide cutting edge instructors and state-of-the-art facilities for talented Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish first-language U.S. high school-level students. The scholars will have one-on-one collaborations with university professors, laboratory & field experience, and site visits, at one of the most prestigious science and technology universities in the nation.

During the two-week residential camp at the Institute of the Americas, students will receive classroom and fi­eld instruction from UC San Diego and regional college instructors. Previous camps have incorporated sessions emphasizing STEAM areas such as analytical chemistry, marine biology, toxicology, biotechnology, physics, coding, and robotics.

The camp will also help students shape and build their innovative skills as they work in teams to develop creative scientific projects aimed at tackling some of the issues in today’s world, which will be evaluated by instructors during the camp’s final session.

* We are currently in the process of formulating the agenda for our 2020 STEAM Summer camp.

Cost to participate is $4,500 and covers camp tuition, university professor and private sector expert instruction, classroom and project materials, access to state-of-the-art laboratories, 13 nights’ lodging, three meals a day, field trips to locations such as NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and Disney’s Youth Education Physics lab, local ground transportation, entertainment, 24 hours a day/7 days a week adult supervision, and basic healthcare insurance – essentially, all expenses from the camp’s commencement to its conclusion.

The basic requirements for this program are:

• Age between 14-18 years

• Must have completed at least 1 year of science courses

• Transcripts from the last 2 years

• Current student at a “pre-university” or “high school” level

• Interest in studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Mathematics at university level

• Spanish speaker

• GPA of 3.5 or higher

• Teacher recommendation letter

• Short response questions



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