STEM Programs and Camps

STEM Programs and Camps


Upcoming Programs

GI-STEM: Girls in Science

Girls In STEM

The Regional Center for STEM Education at Bloomsburg University (BU) will be holding its third GI-STEM (Girl In Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) on Saturday, April 7, 2018 on the University’s campus. The day was created to encourage young girls to look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, to become natural scientists, and to explore the fascinating world of STEM by allowing the scouts to move through a variety of hands-on STEM stations.

• Hands-On Activity Stations
• Mad Science of Lehigh Valley
• Girl Scout's STEM Mobile
• Lunch Included

Juniors and Brownies are invited to attend the morning activities while the Cadettes will have their own programming in the afternoon.

Registration is full; please contact Dr. Bolig to be added to the waitlist.

Take a minute and think about everything that you used today. Most (if not all) of these things are here because someone in the STEM field imagined it, created it, and produced it. Now it’s your turn! Put your imagination and creativity to work through an interactive summer camp, workshop, or program at Bloomsburg University!

Students who get to participate in STEM activities at an early age are more apt to choose a STEM major in college. Yet in Pennsylvania, as in most states, elementary school children will get less time to participate in science than they did 15-20 years ago. The average number of hours that first through fourth graders receive instruction in science is 2.6 hours per week and only 22 percent of eighth graders have five or more hours of weekly science instruction.

There are many hours of exciting and fun opportunities at Bloomsburg University to experience the fascinating world of STEM activities through programs, workshops, and camps. Check out our summer camps, day camps, and other workshops available for students in elementary, middle, and high school.

Past Programs

Future Careers Expo

Regional employers and educational institutions met on Thursday, November 9, 2017 for a night of career exploration. The event was for area 7th-12th grade students and their parents to find out about the workforce opportunities in our area, including the types of industries available here, the skills and education needed for specific careers, future job openings, and where millennials can find well-paid and rewarding careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. It was a great opportunity for students to learn about careers and local job opportunities. Some of the students who attended previous years were actually offered summer jobs and internships as a result of their attendance at this event. Juniors or seniors who attended the event and applied to Bloomsburg University received an application fee waiver.


STEAM-o-Ween Mystery Bash

October 29, 5-7 pm - Area students did fun activities to solve a wicked crime! Attendees dressed up in costume to see who could be the best S(cience) T(echnology) E(ngineering) A(rts) M(ath) detective!

The Great STEM Adventure Camp

June 5-9, 2017 - The STEM Education Center provides an adventurous avenue for area students to develop their science, technical, engineering, and math interests and abilities ... and we even investigate the Arts! This week-long summer experience runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Lunch and snacks are included. There is no charge for the camp and registration is now open for Summer 2017 camp.
Camp Video

Each day campers learned about a different topic!

Monday is Science Day
Tuesday is Technology Day
Wednesday is Engineering Day
Thursday is Mathematics Day
Friday is Arts Day

Examples of what you was learned:
Hands-on fun with rocks, geography and the environment. Campers learned how to use data loggers to examine chlorophyll and photosynthesis with plants in the field and lab.

Science and math skills to investigate the world from DNA finger printing and brain waves to environmental biology. Campers brushed up on math skills through fun activities.

Discovered how to use computers to investigate crimes, create programming and decode encryption. Campers honed their math skills for high school and college as they worked to master the world of technology.

GI-STEM event draws rave reviews

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Bloomsburg University’s Regional STEM Education Center hosted over 220 Brownies, Junior and Cadet Girl Scouts from 44 regional troops and 2nd through 8th grade girls from local school districts for its third GI-STEM: Girls In Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Day, where the scouts explored the world of STEM through 12 different hands-on stations directed by education and nursing majors. The Chesapeake Bay Field Station and Bloomsburg Airport also had an exploration stations for the girls and the Mad Science of Lehigh Valley presented a show on Fire & Ice.

Girls In STEM     Girls In STEM

GI-STEM was created to encourage girls to look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes and to become natural scientists.

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