In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it’s more important than ever before that students are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions.
If we want future leaders, neighbors, and workers to have the ability to understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, and to meet the demands of the dynamic and evolving workforce, building students’ skills, content knowledge, and fluency in STEM fields is essential. (US Department of Education)
Topics that will be covered
Each week, students attending STEM camp will be exposed to a different theme by professionals and teachers who work in that particular discipline. Students can pick and choose which weeks to attend, or they can attend them all! Students will have the chance to select from a small number of activities based on the theme of the week.
Weekend schedule will vary based upon experiential and discovery learning activities
Founded in 1866, MCI is a leader in innovative and creative thinking. The town of Pittsfield is home to many corporations in the STEM disciplines. Combined with MCI’s outstanding laboratory facilities on campus that includes 3D printers, a greenhouse, and a building currently using geothermal energy, our local professionals offer other venues and laboratory experiences.
We are fortunate to have access to a local airfield, and our week focusing on aeronautical engineering and flight promises to be a truly unique experience.
When: July 5, 2021 to August 6, 2021
Where: MCI campus, Pittsfield, Maine, USA
Ages: students entering grade 7 to grade 12
Costs (due by June 1, 2021):
$5,000 USD for all 5 weeks for boarding campers - includes all laboratory equipment and supplies, room, board, and weekend project travel. Students are responsible for airfare to/from the United States and visa fee, if applicable.
$1,000 USD per week for boarding campers - includes all laboratory equipment and supplies, room, board, and weekend project travel. Students are responsible for airfare to/from the United States and visa fee, if applicable.
$250 USD per week for day campers - includes all laboratory equipment and supplies. Does not include travel to and from MCI.
Credit: Students will earn a 0.5 academic credit from MCI upon completion of the program.
Maine Central Institute, under guidance of the CDC and Maine DOE, will be moving to 4-day in-person instruction beginning as early as March 15, 2021, depending upon the number of families who choose this option for their students. We will continue to offer fully remote learning; however, there are some changes about which parents must be made aware to make an informed decision. Please check the school's website for the letter outlining these changes to remote learning. Read the letter from MCI's Academics Office here.