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Science Learning Institute

High School STEM Summer Camp 2019

Sessions Start June 17, 2019

Join us at Foothill College for a summer of fun, exploring scientific concepts through hands-on projects! Our STEM summer camp is open to middle school and high school students.

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Download the High School STEM Summer Camp Schedule

Select from four weeks of sessions

  • Week 1: June 17-21
  • Week 2: June 24-28
  • Week 3: July 8-12
  • Week 4: July 15-19

Session Times

  • Mornings: 9 a.m.-noon (Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Afternoons: 1-4 p.m.

Cost

  • $250 per session
  • $500 for full day

Lunch is NOT included.

PHOTO/VIDEO DISCLAIMER: Publicity photographs/videos may be taken during camp.  Foothill-De Anza Community College District (District) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at this camp without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.  By taking part in this camp, the District shall have full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include, but is not limited to, the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.  If you do not wish to be photographed or videoed, please inform the SLI Director.

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Explore High School STEM Summer Camp Descriptions

(Introduction to) Arduino Robotics

Description: How do robots move and interact in the outside world? We'll start by building circuits that interact with light, motion and distance sensors using the Arduino microcontroller hardware and its programming language C. Then we'll bring our robots to life using our new skills, good engineering principles and design creativity so they can move, race or dance.

Instructor: Carol Johnson

Sessions:

  • June 24-28, 9am-noon

Instructor: Konstantin Kalaitzidis

Sessions:

  • June 24-28, 1pm-4pm
  • July 8-12, 1pm-4pm
  • July 15-19, 9am-noon

Biotechnology

Description: Biotechnology is the manipulation of living things, or their parts, to benefit society. This session will focus on skills and technologies utilized in the biotech industry. All activities will be hands-on with practical applications.

Instructor: Kristofer Orre

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 9am-noon
  • June 17-21, 1pm-4pm
  • June 24-28, 9am-noon
  • June 24-28, 1pm-4pm

Chemistry of Cooking

Description: Chemistry of Cooking focuses on the chemistry involved in the structure, preparation, color, flavor, aroma, and texture of the foods we eat everyday. The emphasis in this course is on understanding chemical concepts such as physical and chemical changes, chemical bonding, solubility, energy, acids and bases, and the structure and function of simple organic molecules. This is a whole new set of cooking techniques and skills that will be used in this hands on class, demonstrating science in a fun and delicious manner!

Instructor: Niloofar Salehi

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 9am-noon
  • June 24-28, 9am-noon
  • June 24-28, 1pm-4pm
  • July 15-19, 9am-noon
  • July 15-19, 1pm-4pm

(Introduction to) Forensic Science

Description: Introduction to Forensic Science covers fingerprinting, ballistics, forgery, trauma, and intro to DNA fingerprinting. Camp students will solve a "mock crime" and determine the guilt or innocence of persons of interest.

Instructor: Vanessa Vitug

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 9am-noon
  • June 17-21, 1pm-4pm

Intro to Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technology


Description: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used in computer mapping. Working with the free open source software QGIS, students will learn how to capture, manipulate, analyze, and present spatial or geographic data. Students who come in with no experience in GIS will walk away being able to find and manipulate shapefiles and datasets to produce a fully finished map-based visualization of their project. The ability to use QGIS will be a tool they can utilize throughout their academic careers from science fairs to history projects.

Instructor: Melanie Phillips

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 9am-noon
  • June 24-28, 9am-noon
  • June 24-28, 1pm-4pm

Javascript


Description: Aspiring coders will learn the fundamentals of HTML and CSS to build a webpage, and then use Javascript create simple games.

Instructor: Pamela Price

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 1pm-4pm
  • July 8-12, 1pm-4pm
  • July 15-19, 1pm-4pm

Python Programming


Description: Students will learn Python programming fundamentals such as data types, input, output, iterative, conditional, and modules.

Instructor: Allie Xiong

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 9am-noon
  • June 24-28, 9am-noon

Raspberry Pi for FUN

Description: Students will examine some of the basic hardware and software components of a Raspberry Pi kit. They will be introduced to the Linux Operating System, Scratch programming, the Python computer language, and the Raspberry PI I/O interface and control. They will become familiar with the Raspberry Pi kit as they practice some of the basic programming and fun projects.

Instructor: Mario Ramos

Sessions:

  • June 24-28, 1pm-4pm
  • July 8-12, 1pm-4pm
  • June 17-21, 1pm-4pm

Science of Roller Coasters

Description: Students will work with models of amusement park rides to learn how science concepts apply at amusement parks. They will gather data and do calculations to demonstrate acceleration, energy, forces, freefall and other important concepts. A final project will incorporate these concepts.

Instructor: Clarence Bakken

Sessions:

  • June 24-28, 1pm-4pm

Science of Human Movement

Description: We will have fun exploring all scientific aspects related to human movements. This includes examining the important roles gravity and Newton’s Law play for our earthbound movement, hands-on assembly of human skeleton from model bones, looking all possible skeletal movements in human body, discovering the musculature that connects bones and joints, and how the muscles work together to generate movements. We will also look at the anatomy and physiology of bone and muscle tissues and learn how they work together with the nervous system to create movements.

Instructor: Jiin Liang

Sessions:

  • July 8-12, 9am-noon
  • July 15-19, 9am-noon
 

Videogame Design


Description: Students will learn the fundamentals of modern video game design, and will apply them in the creation of their own game. The course will teach concepts such as game prototyping, game testing, art creation, and level design. At the end of the camp, they will be able to bring these games home to share with friends and family.

Instructor: Adrian Phillips

Sessions:

  • June 17-21, 9am-noon
  • June 17-21, 1pm-4pm
  • June 24-28, 9am-noon
  • June 24-28, 1pm-4pm
Note: Session offerings subject to change. Webpage last updated June 4, 2019.

 

 

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Questions?

Lori Silverman, Ph.D.
Director, SLI

650.949.7455


SilvermanLori@fhda.edu


Building 4100 Room 4120

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