Trio of high-tech partners offer STEM camps for kids this summer

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The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, in partnership with the Griffiss Institute and Innovare Advancement Center will offer STEM Summer Camp programs to students in grades 5-12 — and current STEM funding has made it possible to provide the camps for free, organizers say.

“The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate is thrilled to announce our 2021 slate of STEM summer camps for students entering fifth through 12th grade. This year, we are launching two new camps, Cyber 2.0 and Rome Opportunity Program for Entrepreneur Students (ROPES). Additionally, Lego Robotics, Engineering 1.0, Arduino, Drones, STEAM: Rocks and Cyber 1.0 are all back! Some camps will be virtual, while others will meet in person,” said Shelby Barrett, Rome Lab’s STEM Outreach Coordinator.

The following STEM Summer Camps will be offered this year:

IN-PERSON CAMPS

Entrepreneur ROPES Camp — Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16, Grades: 8-12;

LEGO Robotics Camp — Monday, July 19, through Friday, July 23, Grades: 5-8;

Arduino Camp — Monday, July 26, through Thursday, July 29, Grades: 8–12; and

Drone Camp — Monday, Aug. 9, through Friday, Aug. 13, Grades: 9-12.

VIRTUAL CAMPS

STEAM Camp: Rocks! — Monday, June 28, through Friday, July 2, Grades: 6-9;

Engineering Camp 1.0 — Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16, Grades: 5-8;

Cyber Camp 1.0 — Monday, July 19, through Friday, July 23, Grades: 9-12; and

Cyber Camp 2.0 — Monday, Aug. 2, through Friday, Aug. 6, Grades: 9-12.

Online registration for the 2021 STEM summer camps is open and will remain open until all camps are filled. To learn more about the camps or to register go online: www.griffissinstitute.org/stem-summer-camps.

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