Griffiss Institute to host STEM camp

Published Jul 28, 2017 at 4:00pm

Basic programming and electronics will be the focus at an Arduino STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Camp for students in grades 8-12 on Monday through Friday next week at the Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive.

Among the featured topics at the STEM camp, according to the announcement by the Griffiss Institute will be:

• Programming fundamentals; input/output devices;

• Basic voltage and current calculations; and

• Various other electronic principles.

The program aims to teach students to think critically about a problem, solve tasks with a systematic approach, and work with engineering disciplines, the institute added.

The program includes teaching the basics of programming a microcontroller, debugging, hooking up sensors, and basic circuits.

A capstone event involves students developing their own system design and building it.

​The program concludes Friday, Aug. 4, with an open house from 9 a.m.-noon.

Parents, family members and others will have an opportunity to see what students have been working on.

The event is part of the Rome Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate’s STEM Outreach Program.

The program has included other related workshops this summer.