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2009 STEM Summer Institute

Release Date: 3/30/2009 9:19:00 AM

Current 7th and 8th grade students who would like to explore Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields are invited to register for the 2009 STEM Summer Institute.
The Institute will be held from Monday, June 29, through Thursday, July 2, 2009, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. each day at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, located at 1229 Washington Road in Westminster. Activities will be offered in the following areas:
Computer Networking – How does your computer work? Where is the Internet, where did it come from, and who owns it? Students will discover the basics of computer function and networking and learn to build cables in the Introduction to Networking camp.
Engineering – Students will focus on how to use engineering skills to solve everyday problems. The program takes a hands-on approach in introducing the students to Robotics and 3-D modeling as it applies to engineering design.
Manufacturing and Machine Technologies – Students will design projects that use a CNC, lathe, and welding with principals of design and math applications.
There is a $75 cost and registration is required by May 15, 2009. Registration forms are available in the middle school guidance offices. Class size is limited. Placement is on a first-come, first-served basis. No transportation is provided. Students should arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. and be picked up no later than 11:30 a.m. each day.
For additional information, please contact Bryan Shumaker, STEM Coordinator, at 410-386-1667 or

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