Seeking STEM Knowledge
Each summer, about 40 students from eight area high schools will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge and application of science, technology, engineering, and math while developing their entrepreneurship skills at The University of Alabama.
The 2016 STEM Entrepreneurship Academy Camp took place Sunday, July 17 through Friday, July 22. Camp activities included finding one’s STEM “type” and producing competitive product prototypes.
This camp offers a fun and innovative hands-on approach to help students discover Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the work place and introduce them to Entrepreneurship concepts that are essential for business start-up.
Key partners of the program include The Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, The College of Engineering, The College of Arts and Sciences, and The Edge Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
STEM Camp Components
Students will discover the field of biomimicry and its innovative ideas that are at the intersection of biology and technology.
The basics of computer science are introduced and students program their own computer game.
After an introduction to the exciting field of thermochemistry, students are tasked with preparing their own fuel and combustion vessels.
Math and statistics are used to show students how numbers are a vital part of the medical field.
Students are introduced to entrepreneurial pioneers and visit a local entrepreneurship center.
Throughout the camp, students work together to apply their STEM knowledge towards a business design that will benefit their community.