UNLV Summer STEM Camp

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The UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering and the UNLV College of Education are pleased to host the Summer 2023 STEM Camp. The goal of this STEM outreach program is to spark early student interest, ingenuity, and creativity in STEM by encouraging students to acquire knowledge, apply it, and to explore possible solutions to technical problems

Students will come to the camp every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between July 3 and July 28, 2023. There will be four teaching modules that students can choose from and sign up for. The morning class runs from 9:45 am to 11:45 am, and the afternoon class runs from 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm.
Full-Day Option: There will be 2 modules (Module 2&4) in the morning and 2 modules (Module 1&3) in the afternoon, students can choose one from the morning and one from the afternoon.


Module Selections:

Module 1: Learn Robotics with Arduino (Afternoon Section)

This module will provide students hands-on experience on an Arduino-based robot that makes it an ideal platform to learn mobile robotics and embedded systems. Through this workshop, students shall acquire a deeper understanding of the components, circuits, and signals that actually make technology work.

Module 2: Digital Citizenship and Cybersecurity (Morning Section)

As digital citizens, we are all responsible for practicing and promoting cybersecurity. Essentially, this module will cover topics security data lake, threat detection, network analysis with Wireshark, Man-In-The-Middle Attacks, Password Cracking, among a few others.

Module 3: Learning Python Programming Language (Afternoon Section)

Python has become the fastest-growing programming language in the world, and it has found its great use in web development, data science, creating software prototypes, and so on. This Python class will guide students to learn Python one step at a time. Topics covered include Strings, Lists and Tuples; dictionaries and sets; conditional execution & loops; functions; modules, etc. No Prior Programming knowledge is required.

Module 4: The Most Dangerous Math in the World Part I: Mathematical Applications in Radiation Protection (Morning section)

This workshop gives a review of introductory mathematics, arithmetic, and algebra to perform various calculations in radiation protection to maintain ALARA As Low As Reasonably Achievable to minimize worker exposure while working with and around radioactive materials and radiation generating devices. Calculations include scientific notation, unit analysis and conversions, radioactive decay calculations, dose rate/distance calculations, shielding calculations and stay time equations. Accurate data are crucial to the assignment of proper radiological controls to protect people, the public and environment, from the harmful effects of radiation including death.


Each module cost $500 that covers all the lab kits, learning materials, and stationery. If you chose two modules ($1000), lunch will be included.

Cancellation Policy:

Students who cancel their registration prior to 6/25/23 will receive a 100% refund less a $35 administrative fee. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to stemunlv@unlv.edu.

Register for Summer STEM Camp