Normandale hosts STEM Camp for Girls on July 27-31

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

Normandale Community College will host a summer STEM Camp for girls in grades 5-9, which combines fun and games from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with speakers and field trips.

The focus of the camp will be civil engineering and all phases of construction. Students working with Jill Johnson (Electrical Engineer and Normandale faculty), Debbie Shortreed (Practicing K-12 teacher), and multiple pre-service teachers from the Normandale Education program, will design and build a variety of structures.

Students will learn about the design process as well as study the properties of materials, design and construction challenges, and stages in the construction process. In other words, they will be asked to think like engineers.

Students will meet members from a series of engineering and construction roles from the M.A. Mortenson Construction team at the Minneapolis Multi-Sports faculty (New $1 billion Vikings Stadium) being built on the site of the Metrodome.

The camp experiences are intended to give the participants an opportunity to engage in the engineering design process, discuss trade work and training requirements, processes, learn the physics involved in the use of cranes and other construction site equipment and the use of technology, specifically the software application designed to assist students structures.

This is the 8th annual STEM Camp.

Camp dates are Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31

Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including lunch and snacks

On Friday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. there will be a Family Pizza Construction Celebration luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

Cost is $250.00

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