Summer STEM Program
FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 6-9
June 27-July 8, 2016
June 27-July 1, 2016
Week One includes a Raspberry Pi project which will focus on basics of computer programming. The week also includes the construction of a house for bats to live in. Students will plan the design and assist in creating the house. In addition, they will study the change in energy forms by building water rockets and analyzing the launch paths.
July 5-8, 2016
During Week Two, students will examine the physics of sports by analyzing a variety of sports equipment from different eras. Students will measure ball speeds with a radar gun and discover how materials science affects speed. Throughout this session they will also design cardboard canoes which they will race in a regatta.
9:00-10:30 a.m. Workshop A
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Workshop B
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
Students may bring a lunch (cold packs required) or purchase a meal in the dining hall
1:00-2:30 p.m. Afternoon STEM activities
2:45-3:45 p.m. Daily swim and gym
4:00 p.m. Dismissal
Mr. Chris Pons
Mr. Pons graduated with distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. After graduation, he served in Mali, West Africa as a water resource volunteer in the United States Peace Corps. He went on to work in Wilkes-Barre as a structural engineer, designing residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Mr. Pons is also a graduate of King’s College with a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in physics, earth space science and mathematics. He has taught engineering design and materials in the Architecture Technology department of Luzerne County Community College and taught Introduction to Engineering Design at Penn State Hazleton. He is currently a math teacher at Wyoming Seminary Upper School.
• Week One - $350
• Week Two - $300 (no camp on Monday, July 4)
• Payment is due in full on or before June 1, 2016.
• A $50 non-refundable registration fee is required with each registration.
• Refunds (full fee minus $50 registration fee) will be granted only if notification is given two weeks prior to beginning of any program. Wyoming Seminary reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any undersubscribed courses or programs.