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JUNEAU - Due to generous funding from the National Defense Education Program and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, STEM AK, is able to offer the Ketchikan SeaGlide Camp for a substantially reduced registration fee from August 6-10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UAS Technology Campus, Robertson R117, 600 Stedman Street. The camp is limited to 15 students and five teachers and the registration deadline is June 8 at 5 p.m. To register, go to stemak.org/summerprograms.
Formerly known as Underwater Gliders, the SeaGlide Camp is a one week program to introduce participants to marine design and architecture, and programming, by designing and building an autonomous underwater vehicle. Students entering grades 7-9 will work with Navy engineers from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Division Carderock and staff from MIT to design and build functional underwater robots. In addition, workshop participants will have the opportunity to visit a Naval research facility, and to work with staff from Oceans Alaska on the science of mariculture.
Teachers will work side-by-side with students building the gliders, and will also work together to develop standards-relevant classroom curriculum and activities that will use SeaGlide as a platform.
Student fees to attend workshop (both Ketchikan residents and non-residents, 5 days): $50.
Teachers (Ketchikan residents and non-residents): teachers will receive a $500 stipend for the camp.
Teachers will also be eligible to earn one UAA Continuing Education Credit on successful completion of course requirements.
There is a $500 travel-related imbursement option available for both kinds of participants.
For more information, contact Bob Vieth at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 907-523- 2342 or visit stemak.org.