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University Of North Alabama Will Once Again Host Summer Stem Camps

Apr. 04, 2019

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.- The University of North Alabama will host three summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Camps starting in June.

The camps are, Engage in STEM, June 3-5 and June 5-7; Learn to Program Microcontrollers, June 10-14; and Robot Programming, June 10-14.

According to Dr. James Jerkins, professor of Computer Science, topics will include robotics, astronomy, computer programming and mathematical applications.

The Robot Programming camp will feature programming and problem solving with pre-assembled Parallax robots. Activities include creating programs to maneuver the robot and use sensors.

The Learn to Program Microcontrollers campers will "experience hands-on programming with modern microcontrollers and simple circuits," he said. "Activities include building electronic circuits and creating programs to manipulate the circuits."

Prior experience is not required for either camp.

The camps will "incorporate project-based learning, will promote scientific inquiry and the application of mathematics and technology in the context of experimental design, problem solving, technical briefing and report writing," Jerkins said.

Camp instructors will consist of UNA faculty, while UNA math and computers science students will be counsellors. The camps range in price from $145-$275 and have certain grade restrictions associated with them.

Registration and additional information is available at:https://www.una.edu/stemcamp/


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.