UD Announces New Summer Camps

May 26, 2016

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Tri-state area children will taste-test liquid nitrogen ice cream, explore math concepts, and create a bouncy ball in two new summer camps at the University of Dubuque.

UD is pleased to announce Math 4U2 and Amazing Molecules + Me summer camps, which will be held in August on campus and directed by University faculty and teacher education students.

“These hands-on summer camps were developed to meet a need in the community for summer programming for middle school students,” said Debra Stork, head of the UD Teacher Education Department and professor of education. “The camps offer middle-schoolers an opportunity to develop STEM skills with professors and college mentors in a fun and supportive environment.”

Math 4U2 will occur Monday – Thursday, Aug. 8-18, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for students entering sixth and seventh grades. Camp will focus on the application of math skills in athletics, cooking, robotics, and games. Math 4U2 is funded, in part, by Alliant Energy.

Amazing Molecules + Me will be held Monday – Friday, Aug. 8-12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for students entering seventh and eighth grades. Camp will highlight chemistry and engineering skills as students solve engineering design challenges such as creating the bounciest ball, making environmentally friendly plastic, and taste-testing liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Cost for each summer camp is $200. Scholarships are available.

For more information, visit www.dbq.edu/K12UD. Applications are available online or through the UD Teacher Education Department.