The pictures are in and say it all. Congratulations to the participating middle school students and the SCE faculty, staff and engineering students that provided instruction and hands-on demonstrations at the June 25-27, 2013 KCP&L Energy Camp held at SCE. The camp was sponsored by KCP&L, SCE and the KC STEM Alliance. For additional information, see the UMKC Today news article “Energy Camp Inspires KC Students to Enter STEM Fields.”
Summer time is always a busy time at SCE. Over the past several years our labs and classrooms have been filled with students coming to UMKC SCE to attend various summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students and 7-12 teachers. This summer 2013 we are proud to host six summer camps during June and July.
Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) partnered with UMKC SCE and the KC STEM Alliance with the aim to inspire excitement in middle school aged students about science and engineering. On Aug. 2-4, 2011 UMKC SCE and the KC STEM Alliance were proud to help host the KCP&L’s Get Into Energy Camp. “Hosting these students on the UMKC campus is a great way to introduce them to the field of engineering and give them the chance to see what a college campus is like,” said Kevin Truman, dean of the School of Computing and Engineering. “We are excited to partner with KCP&L to pilot the energy camp this summer and hope to see it grow along with other summer programs that get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).” See the UMKC Press Release for the full story.