STEM Academy - Peoria County
Time:9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:Summer Camp
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The third annual STEM Academy is an amazing week-long experience sponsored by Pearl Technology, Richwoods Township and University of Illinois Extension, Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit.
This year's camp will engage youth in learning about space and radio communication. Youth will build Rasberry Pi computers that stream live video from the International Space Station (ISS). Youth will also participate in a High Altitude Balloon launch and use radio telemetry to track the balloon to near-space.The highlight of the STEM Academy will be that students will be able to communicate directly with an astronaut on the ISS. Due to NASA schedules, the call will happen the week of July 2 and will be open to youth and families of all ages. The camp is for youth in 6th-8th grade.
- Basic coding/programming skills
- Local STEM Careers
- Problem-solving and design thinking
Cost: The cost of the STEM Academy is $25.00 per child. Scholarships are available if needed.
Registration: Online registration form