Summer 2017 High School Camps:
Step Into the Woods: Wildlife, Plants & the Science of Forests * Entering Grades 9-12 * June 27 & 28 * 9AM-3:30PM * $100 or NO COST (see below) * Interested in stepping into the natural world this summer? Join forestry researchers, students, faculty, and managers from Oregon State University for a two-day camp in the forest and on the OSU Corvallis campus. On Day 1, hike through the woods in the McDonald-Dunn Research Forests north of Corvallis. Get up close and personal with wildlife living in forests and streams. Observe the slow yet exciting battle between native and invasive plants. Learn about forest ecology and management through hands-on participation and adventure. Experience some of the technology and tools used by scientists and managers to protect natural resources and manage forests for multiple uses. On Day 2, visit forestry buildings and facilities and tour the OSU Corvallis campus. Discover forestry majors and careers, see what it’s like to take a class as a forestry student, and have lunch in an OSU dining hall. Explore the science behind wildland fire and outdoor recreation, test how strong wood really is, and use computers to model your own tree stand. Discuss interesting topics, ask hard questions, make new friends, and have a great time stepping into the woods! Note: While this camp tuition is $100, OSU's College of Forestry has generously offered to provide scholarships for all students! Upon registration, an automatic full-discount will be applied so that there is NO cost to the participant. Accepting a scholarship comes with the expectation that the student attends both days of the camp from start to finish, and participates fully. Spots for this camp are reserved for students who have NOT participated in the College of Forestry’s STEM Academy camp in past years, unless the camp does not fill.
WaterBots: Underwater Lego Robotics * Entering Grades 9-12 * July 24-28 * 9AM-NOON * $145 * Make a splash in engineering while learning about underwater robotics! Design and build robots with LEGO Mindstorms and discover how robotics is changing the world! Learn basic principles of physics and engineering to design, build, test, and redesign your robots that will be able to speed across a pool, maneuver underwater, and pick up objects. You will work in teams to pilot your robots in a series of underwater missions. Note: Only the robots go in the water—not the designers!
“Blender” Computing Camp * Entering Grades 9-12 * July 24-28 * 9AM-NOON * $145 * Are you in awe of the 3D computer graphics you see in movies, TV shows, and games? Do you wonder what it takes to do that? Do you think that you can be creative like that too, if only you could just get started? Have we got a camp for you! Blender is a totally awesome software package that allows you to do your own 3D modeling, rendering, and animation. In this camp, you will use it to learn 3D viewing, moving objects in 3D, creating 3D geometry, coloring, lighting, rendering, and animation. It’s demanding computer work, but the results will amaze you! Best of all, Blender is free, so you can keep using it long after the camp is over. This camp will move through subject material quickly and is designed for those students who will enjoy a high-intensity computing experience. Be sure to bring a flash drive! SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMP!