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Hi-Tech and Exploration


Hi-Tech and Exploration

Hi-Tech and Exploration

Fort Smith pubic schools Summer Enrichment
fortsmithschools.org

ACT College Ready
Who: Students in grades 9-12
What: ACT Prep Skills are an integral part of each student’s educational experience. Through the ACT Prep curriculum, students will be prepared to achieve success applicable to post-secondary admissions and scholarships. Students must be registered for the June 8 ACT.
Where: Southside High School, 4100 Gary Street, Fort Smith
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3-7
Cost: $35; scholarships available. Register for the class online. 

STEM Sisters Conference
Who: Sixth-grade girls
What: This four-day summer STEM Conference will provide young women a fun and hands-on STEM experience and an exciting introduction to careers in STEM. Register online.
Where: Chaffin Junior High School, 3025 Massard Road, Fort Smith
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4-7
Cost: $55; scholarships available.

C3: Career Connections Camp
Who: Sixth- and seventh-grade students
What: Find a career for life. This unique program will engage students in five different focused pathways: entrepreneurship, health care, hospitality/tourism, public service and transportation/logistics. It is designed to connect students to existing and future Career and Technical Education classes in the Fort Smith Public Schools.
Where: Northside High School, 2301 North B Street, Fort Smith
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 10-14
Cost: $55; scholarships available.  Register for the class online.

Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs
Who: Seventh- and eighth-grade students.
What: Students will gain exposure to hands-on learning, manufacturing facilities and the skills needed for high-tech manufacturing careers. Participants will experience modern manufacturing by creating, building and taking a product home.
Where: Ramsey Junior High, 3201 Jenny Lind Road, Fort Smith
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 10-14
Cost: $55; scholarships available.  Register for the class online.

Full Steam Ahead Student Academy Registration
Who: Students in grades 2-5
What: Students will engage in STEAM activities designed to enrich their knowledge and build a community of the future. Topics include health/safety/security, the environment, communication/entertainment and energy/transportation. Each student will receive a participation certificate, will be eligible for awards and receive a bag of STEM materials to use at home. Registration deadline is May 17. Contact Leslie Brode, science coordinator, Fort Smith Public Schools, 479-784-8182, ext. 3527, to obtain an online registration form. 
Where: Orr Elementary School, 3609 Phoenix Avenue, Fort Smith, Ark. 
When: 8:30 a.m.-noon June 11-13 or June 18-20. 
Cost: Free.­


Van Buren Public Schools
SUMMER STEM CAMPS
Central Elementary School, 913 North 24th Street, Van Buren.

Flight School
Who: Van Buren students in grades 4 and 5
What: This fun-filled camp will combine coding, curiositys and problem-solving while driving drones through obstacles.
When: 8:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m. June 10-14
Cost: Free

Dream It, Design It, Build It
Who: Van Buren students in grades 6-8 
What: Dowel rods, 3D printed end caps and an Arduino all are combined to make an ATV that runs a course. Students will design and build their creations then maneuver through obstacles using coding.
When: 8:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m. June 10-14
Cost: Free

PointerBot
Who: Van Buren fourth-graders
What: Clawbot, Stretch, Allie and Ike are all robots that can be built using VEX- IQ parts. Students will spend two full days building and controlling a robot on the 2020 VEX IQ competition course.
When: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 17-18

Roll Sphero Roll 
Who: Van Buren students in grades 3 and 4
What: Putt-putt, mazes and geometric shapes will all be created with this ball of fun. Students will spend the morning learning about Sphero and coding them to perform various tasks.
When: 8:30-11 a.m. June 19

Pointer Arcade
Who: Van Buren students in grades 3 and 4
What: Character design, background, collectibles, superpowers and dangers can all come to life with video game creations. Students spend the afternoon using Bloxels and Ipads to create video games. 
When: 12:30-3 p.m. June 19

Build A Computer
Who: Van Buren sixth-graders
What: At this daylong camp, students will build a computer from scratch using Piper Computers. Once built, they will be able to access websites through Piper Programming. 
When: June 20
Cost: Free


SciTech Summer Camps at UAFS!
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, 5210 Grand Avenue.

Who: Students interested in topics such as applied technology, engineering and computer science.Complete an online application and pay registration fee online. A medical release form and waiver of liability should be mailed or returned to Room 219 in the Baldor Technology Center on the UAFS campus. 479-788-7780 academics.uafs.edu/rwg/summer-camps

LION Imagination 
Who: Students entering grades 4-6.
What: Explore areas of applied technology, engineering and science through exciting, hands-on projects. The camp is sponsored by the College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at UAFS, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
When: 8-11 a.m. June 24-28.
Cost: ­­$59, includes a T-shirt, project materials and snacks. 

LION Exploration 
Who: Student entering grades 7-8.
What: Explore areas of applied technology, engineering and science through exciting, hands-on projects. The camp is sponsored by the College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at UAFS, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
When: Noon-5 p.m. June 24-28
Cost: ­­$59, includes a T-shirt, project materials and snacks. 

LION Investigation
Who: Students entering grades 9-11.
What: Residential camp for students who will explore areas of applied technology, automation, information technology and engineering through exciting, hands-on projects. The camp is sponsored by the College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at UAFS, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
When: June 9-14
Cost: $199, includes housing, meals, T-shirt and project materials.


This information appears in the May 2019 issue of Entertainment Fort Smith magazine. 



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