Summer Camps

Summer campers at NCA&T work on a learning module developed at UIUC.
Summer campers at NCA&T work on a learning module developed at UIUC.

Summer camps provide opportunities for middle and high school students to learn about nanotechnology and to investigate careers in nanotechnology. The Nano-CEMMS Center develops and delivers instructional modules for University of Illinois and North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University summer camp programs. Each year Nano-CEMMS delivers approximately 20 camp sessions, reaching around 250 middle and high school students who are interested in math, science, and engineering.

The camp sessions are designed to interest students in the emerging field of nanotechnology. The sessions include a rich combination of multimedia, hands-on activities, role-playing exercises and interactive discussions.

Nano-CEMMS delivers modules in the following camps:

  • Worldwide Youth in Science and Education (WYSE)
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    A camp for junior and senior boys and girls who are interested in math and science.
  • Discover Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    A one-week camp for rising sophomores who are interested in math and science.
  • Upward Bound
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    A college preparatory program designed to provide academic support, personal/career counseling and cultural enrichment to participants who have the academic ability for success beyond high school.
  • Engineer Starters Program (ESP)
    North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University
    A program designed to provide instruction, career awareness and motivational activities for middle school and high school students who are rising 7th through 12th graders.