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USAFA STEM Boot Camp
US Air Force Academy (USAFA) Summer Boot Camp for STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) Educators
OPPORTUNITY: USAFA teams with other Federal agencies and national organizations to bring to teachers top-quality STEM training programs from around the country. Presenters include US Navy, Federal Aviation Administration, National Aeronautics & Space Administration, and American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Open to all Elementary, Middle, or High School Educators from across the USA
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To see more details on the sessions and to register online, please visit the EDUCATOR REGISTRATION page
** Elementary School and Middle School STEM Boot Camp Sessions are FULL**
Please call 719-598-9755 to be added to our waiting list
The 2012 STEM Boot Camp at the US Air Force Academy was a huge success with one hundred educators participating! Read more in the recent Colorado Springs Gazette article.
WHAT: Session 1 for High School Educators only will be presented by Teaching Science and Technology Incorporated (TSTI). Educators will use a Satellite Tool Kit (STK) to visualize orbits and interplanetary space travel; locate various geo-cache sites using GPS units; build and test a model rocket while learning about rocket launch and re-entry. See daily schedule.
Session 2 for Middle and High School Educators will include hands-on training in such programs as Sea Perch, Lego Robotics, the Academy of Model Aerospace, NASA Smart Skies Air Traffic Control Mathematics, Cyber Patriots, and Real World Design. See Middle and High School daily schedule.
Session 2 for Elementary Educators presented by National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) includes creating high-speed impact craters to learn about force and motion and compare the geography of the Earth and Moon. Additional presentations by the Academy Model of Aerospace and Museum of Flight includes building and flying model aircraft. See Elementary daily schedule.
WHERE: US Air Force Academy with special events at the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado, Meadow Lake Airport, and the National Museum of WWII Aviation
WHEN: Session 1: July 11-13, 2012; 7:00am to 4:30pm, Breakfast & Lunch included
Session 2: July 16-18, 2012; 7:00am to 4:30pm, Breakfast & Lunch included
REGISTRATION: REGISTER and RESERVE your spot
WORKSHOP FEE: $25 registration fee (Includes breakfast & lunch daily); $50 stipend paid on completion
CREDIT: 1.5 semester hour credit via Colorado School of Mines (CSM); Requires separate check for $80 payable to CSM
1.5 semester hour credit via Colorado School of Mines (CSM); Requires separate check for $80 payable to CSM
UNCLASSIFIED: Open to all U.S. STEM educators; it’s not a secret—recruit a friend!
SPONSORS: USAF Academy K-12 STEM Outreach Center, Colorado Consortium for Earth and Space Science Education, The Boeing Company and Challenger Learning Center of Colorado