Core Element, a nonprofit, is planning two summer camp sessions for children ages 9to 13, and to middle school teachers who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
The STEM summer camps will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20-24 and July 27-31 at the University of New Orleans College of Engineering.
Each weeklong STEM camp will pair students and teachers who will learn and work side by side as they explore Lego EV3 robotics and Arduino microcomputer programming.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana will have 69,000 STEM-related jobs to fill by 2018. There are 2.8 STEM job openings in Louisiana for every job applicant. Conversely, in the non-STEM job market, there are 3.8 applicants for every job opening. However, less than 30 percent of Louisiana’s students are considered proficient in math and science upon graduation.
The student cost for a weeklong session is $350, with some scholarships available. The only cost for teachers is a $25 registration fee.
To register, visit core4kids.org/stemcamp. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 16.