GNO STEM’s Hands-On STEM Camps offer students the opportunity to expand their STEM skills and knowledge and discover career opportunities in a variety of exciting and lucrative STEM fields.

Students can expect a fun and busy week of “hands-on” STEM exploration and learning as they develop team building and other important career skills such as reasoning and analytical thinking. Camp activities will include a mix of guided and self-directed learning in a supervised, fun, and engaging environment. GNO STEM’s Hands-On STEM Summer Camps are led by certified instructors.

Teachers are invited to participate in GNO STEM's Hands-On STEM Camps to learn and work side by side with students for hands-on training that they can bring back to the classroom.

Check our website and follow GNO STEM on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for upcoming Hands-On STEM Camp opportunities.

 

2021 HANDS-ON STEM SUMMER CAMPS!

June 14-18
Ready Set CODE! Beginner Coding Camp
For Students Entering Grades 2 – 5

Learn the basics of programming: commands, loops, events and conditionals to code animations and computer games. Students will learn the concepts using block-based programming, then take that knowledge and use it to code using the platform Scratch - a block-based program created by MIT.

June 21-25
Code Creators - Advanced Coding Camp
For Students Entering Grades 6 - 12

Students will learn how to create and share content on their own web pages.  Learn how to structure and style web page pages using HTML and CSS. Practice valuable programming skills such as debugging and commenting. By the end of the camp, camp students will have a personal website they can publish to the Internet for friends and family to see!

No prior coding experience is necessary to participate. If your camper completes the June 14 - 18 Coding Gaming Camp, register for the June 21 session to continue to build your coding skills and advance to the next level!

July 12 - 16
Learn Robotics!
For Students Entering Grades 3-7

Build and program autonomous robots using LEGO™ EV3™ and MINDSTORMS™ software. Work in teams to learn and share tips and new skills, and complete challenging tasks to enhance the team competition experience. On the final day of camp, campers show off their new skills in a robotics competition.

Participants in this weeklong session will get instruction and hands-on practice with activities that will allow them to build and program robots. They will also get information, tips, and ideas on how to enhance their team competition experiences. Campers work in small teams to promote FIRST© Lego League’s signature set of core values.

July 12-16
Junior STEM Camp – Robotics, Electronics, Circuitry, and More!
For Students Entering Grades 3-6

Calling all future engineers and scientists! Use popular programs to explore robotics, programming, electronics, and more! Use LEGO™ WEDO to build working models that use motors and sensors and program tasks. Learn electronics, circuits and creative design using littleBits electronic building blocks. No prior experience is needed to participate.

July 19-23
Electricity, Circuits, & Magnetism
For Students Entering Grades 3-7

Explore and investigate the principles and properties of magnets and electromagnets. Learn how magnets are used to generate electricity. Build and test two electromagnets and discover what factors affect the strength of their electromagnetic fields. Plus, discover how magnets and electromagnets are used in real world!

July 19-23
Out of this World Space Camp
For Students Entering Grades 3- 6

Campers will explore the challenging world of space travel preparation! Team up to learn the basics of engineering, aerospace, and rocketry! Work together to complete missions. Learn about space exploration through hands-on activities, and more.

 

Questions? Contact jennifer.lacoste@gnostem.org or call our office at 504-280-5715.

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University of New Orleans
UNO TRAC Center, Suite 227
University of New Orleans Lakefront
New Orleans, LA 70148
504-280-5710

Jennifer B. LaCoste
Executive Director
Jennifer.LaCoste@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

Cathie Smith
Director of Education
Cathie.Smith@gnostem.org
504-280-5715

MAILING ADDRESS
Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative
P O Box 6123
Metairie, LA 70009