Ohio University

OHIO Virtual STEM Camp Summer 2020 - Appalachian STEM Enrichment Academy

Ohio University hosted a free four-day Virtual STEM Summer Camp in August 2020 for students entering 6th–10th grades (ages 11–16) in Southern Ohio who were interested in learning about topics such as computer programming, energy, water quality and smart electronics. Priority registration was given to participants from Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto Counties. The camp engaged participants in live virtual presentations and discussions with Ohio University instructors. To recreate the activity component of an in-person camp in an online setting, registered campers were mailed boxes of materials to enable hands-on-learning. On the final day of the program, participants were given the opportunity to share their own STEM-related activities and ideas on STEM careers of interest.