Are you a middle or high school student who wants to learn how to study fingerprints and blood stains or design and build your own robot?
If so, Washington State University Tri-Cities has the summer camp for you.
The university has released its day camp offerings for students. All focus on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields while one of the options for high school students is meant to give them a taste of potential future field of study or career.
WSU Tri-Cities has offered the popular summer camp program for much of the past 20 years. They were typically catered toward middle school students until university officials sought a way to get older kids on campus as well.
Two of this year’s camps are the same for the middle and high school groups. “Robots Rule” will focus on robotic technology that culminates in students building programmable robots to compete in challenges. “CSI Science” will cover forensic science, including analysis of blood spatter and bite marks and evidence collection techniques.
Middle school students can also enroll in “Cracking the Human Code,” where they’ll learn about DNA and anatomy, and “Fantastic Flight,” which explores the design and testing of flying machines.
High school students can take “Cougar Discovery,” a camp aimed at allowing them to investigate majors offered at the university. It will include industry professionals talking about their work, field trips to places such as the B Reactor on the Hanford site and some college admissions guidance.
Each camp costs $325 and includes lunches and snacks. Most last from as early as 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and start in late June and are offered through late July for four to five days at a time.
Spots are limited. For more information, go here: bit.ly/WSUTCcamps