With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting face-to-face interactions, the FSU Panama City STEM Institute is going virtual with an interactive STEM Camp this summer. Local high-school students engage in the Nuclear Science and Medicine camp to be held from 9-3, July 13-16, online.
Made possible through funding from the National Nuclear Security Administration, the camp’s curriculum is the creation of FSU Physics Professor, Dr. Paul Cottle, and Bay District Schools teachers, Denise Newsome and Paige Johnston.
About 90 area ninth- and 10th-grade students participated this week in the STEM Institute’s summer camps at FSU Panama City. Last week, more than 100 seventh and eighth graders attended the camp, which rotates through 50-minute sessions focused on marine life, robotics, chemistry, 3D printing and electronics.
Florida State University Panama City hosted a Forensic Fun Day 2016 STEM Camp for rising 7th Graders this June. The course offered hands on experience with both the land based Crime Scene Investigation and Underwater Crime Scene Investigation programs in the College of Applied Studies at the FSU Panama City campus.
Students close their textbooks and open their minds with educational initiatives from the STEM Institute. With corporate partners and area volunteers, the organization uses a hands-on approach to learning that brings STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education to life.