STEM Academy Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions 2019
A schedule of the 2019 STEM Academy can be found here. Please note the schedule is still being finalized. Check back for more information!
This course will dive into the new and exciting world of 3D printing. Students will learn how 3D printers operate and design their own 3D object using Google SketchUp softwaMORE link to 3D Printing
Anatomy and Physiology
Come and learn how the human body is made and learn how form impacts function. Students will learn about skin by making their own silicon rubber versions, tap into the Healthcare program resources and learn about body temperature and how to take a blood pressure reading and learn about the muscles in the body and how they relate to bones.MORE link to Anatomy and Physiology
Attacking a Network
This course will teach students the basics of how the Internet works, how to host a website, and some common ways a website can be attacked. Students will work with hands-on activities to set up a Raspberry Pi computer, host their own basic website, and visit the website from other local computers.MORE link to Attacking a Network
Explore types of energy forces and structural designs in this hands on building course. Compete to build a bridge that can withstand the most weight and survive harsh stress tests. Design and construct a Rube Goldberg machine that uses gravity, inertia, and everyday objects to cause a chain reaction that will shut off an alarm before it goes off. Combine your creativity and knowledge of physics to see if you can be the best builder!MORE link to Building Bridges
CSI: NECC Edition
Come and see what it’s like to be a crime scene investigator! Over the course of the week, students will be collecting evidence, analyzing the evidence and coming up with a conclusion as to what the cause of the crime was. This fun and hands on course will allow students to explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person.MORE link to CSI: NECC Edition
Hot, Hot World
Explore the world of environmental science through the lens of a climate scientist. We will learning of global warning, how to reduce it and how to share your reduction plan with the world!MORE link to Hot, Hot World
Metric MotionMORE link to Metric Motion
Spend the week learning how to develop your own video projection from pre-production to post-production and everything in between to make a STEM Academy promo commercial.MORE link to NECC TV
Think outside of the box when it comes to math! Use non-numerical objects to solve problem, think critically and participate in fun riddle exercises to flex your brain power!MORE link to Pun Math
Recycled Race Cars
In the Recycled Race Cars course, students use recycled materials to create DC-motor powered cars. Students will create a car from scratch and learn how to make the car roll with a motor and battery. Recycled Race Cars covers an array of STEM topics, including circuits, electricity, recyclable materials, and conservation.MORE link to Recycled Race Cars
The Science of Photography
Participants will learn how photography has evolved from a science to a technology over hundreds of years. We will begin by exploring the chemical origins of darkroom photography, then we will build skills in taking digital photographs and editing images on the computer. By the end of the week, students will have a portfolio of images to share!MORE link to The Science of Photography
What’s Bugging Me?
Come explore the microscopic world of bacteria. Over the course of the week, we will cover bacteria growth, genetics and the process of widespread disease outbreak.MORE link to What’s Bugging Me?