STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

“Look deep into nature and then you will better understand everything.” – Albert Einstein

STEMThis innovative enrichment program is designed for students interested in deepening their knowledge of STEM concepts. Presented in collaboration with the Connecticut STEM Academy. For more information on our STEM enrichment programs in the schools, please contact Amy Fitzgerald at (860) 357-2717 or afitzgerald@nbbymca.org

To learn more about STEM summer camps, click on these links:

Camp Thundermoon STEM

Mountain Mist Day Camp STEM

 


CT STEM ACADEMY AND THE MERIDEN YMCA ROBOTICS INITIATIVE

BRISTLEBOT ROBOTICS

Are you interested in robotics? Then you’ll want to sign up for this program! During this program we will be designing and testing Bristlebots. These robots are micro robots that use a conventional toothbrush and micro motors.

  • Dates: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27
  • Day/time: Friday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: CT STEM Academy, 91 Main Street, South Meriden
  • Fee: $25
  • Ages: 9 - 12 Minimum: 4 participants. Maximum: 15 participants.
  • Facilitator: Billy Pipe

INTRODUCTION TO LEGO ROBOTICS

During this program we will be designing, programming and testing Lego Mindstorms Robotics.

  • Dates: 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
  • Day/time: Fridays 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: CT STEM Academy, 91 Main Street, South Meriden
  • Fee:$25 Ages: 9 - 12 Minimum: 4 participants. Maximum: 15 participants.
  • Facilitator: Billy Piper
  • **Join both Bristlebots and Intro to Lego Robotics for a robotics experience every Friday!**

STEM ENGINEERING CHALLENGES

This hands–on enrichment program is designed for students interested in deepening their knowledge of STEM concepts through weekly STEM Challenges led by experienced instructors.

  • Dates: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14
  • Day/time: Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: CT STEM Academy, 91 Main Street, South Meriden
  • Fee: $25 Ages 8 - 12 Minimum: 4 participants Maximum: 15 participants
  • Facilitator: Billy Piper


JUST CODING

Did you know that computing related jobs is one of the fastest growing STEM related careers? Join us for an engaging introduction to computer science and coding.

  • Day/time: Monday 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16
  • Fee: $25 Ages 8 - 12 Minimum: 4 participants Maximum: 15 participants
  • Facilitator: Liana Michaud


VEX IQ ROBOTICS CLUB AND COMPETITION TEAM


This program offers students a rich and exciting introduction to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The program encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership skills. The students will be using the VEX IQ robotics system to learn the basics of building a robot, while also learning other STEM applications. Students will compete in at least three Robotics Competitions. Contact Christopher Stone for more information@CStoneMeridenYMCA.org.

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