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Spots still available for MSU Denver’s summer STEM camps

Middle and high school students can build solar cars and learn the science of magic through the Center for Advanced STEM Education.

By Lindsey Coulter

June 5, 2019

Students in STEM camp testing water in Cherry Creek.Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Advanced STEM Education is keeping young minds active and engaged all summer long. Open to middle and high school students, the Center’s summer science camps will explore solar power as well as the chemical, mathematical and scientific principles of magic.

Summer Science Institute camps for middle-school students kicked off Monday, but space is still available in half-day sessions running June 17-28, July 8-19 and July 15-26. Full-day sessions are also available June 17-28 and July 8-19. Students will learn the science behind fireworks, fingerprinting, tornadoes, rockets, roller coasters, solar vehicles and more, while also getting a taste of life on the MSU Denver campus. In fact, two former camp-goers are now Roadrunners pursing STEM education.

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors can also get in on the fun by participating in the Summer Science Scholars from June 10-28. The more advanced program builds reasoning and research skills by pulling back the curtain to reveal the scientific principles behind classic magic tricks.

STEM student holding a gene model standing next to instructor.“Students will explore the science and math behind magic,” said Hsiu-Ping Liu, Ph.D., director, Center for Advanced STEM Education. “Some things that appear to be magical are nothing more than a simple science experiment. Here, students will work on magic tricks, chemical and physical demonstrations, and the underlying scientific principles related to magic.”

High school students will also use math to crack the code on card tricks and learn about mathematical surprises behind magic.

Please visit the Center for Advanced STEM Education website for details and to learn more about need-based scholarships.

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