Miami Dade College’s School of Science to Host Expanded STEM Camp   

Miami, July 5, 2019Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Science will host again its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Camp.  The three-week long camp will begin on Monday, July 8, at North Campus, and the curriculum will include elements of coding, VEX robotics, drone programming, and engineering using ten-80 model cars.

For the past seven years, the camp’s curriculum has evolved to meet the changing needs and interests of the participants in our ever-changing technological world.   The camp began by introducing participants to the basics of robot design, sensors, and programming using LEGO NXT design kits.  Later incarnations of the curriculum incorporated Arduino programming and 3-D design and printing using Autodesk.

This year, the extensive curriculum will be presented by Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) teachers that specialize in computer and robotic design and programming in collaboration with MDC’s faculty.  The camp’s activities will also be supported by STEM Ambassadors from the MDC student body.

The STEM Summer Camp Program endeavors to expand the STEM knowledge and experience of younger students to spark or enhance their interest in STEM fields and encourage them to pursue academic and professional paths in those exciting areas in the future. The camp exposes attendees to new perspectives and developments and provides students an opportunity to connect with STEM professionals from many specialties.

The camp is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Grant with additional support from the Bosch Foundation.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Carolyn Margolin, 305-237-1469,