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Youth EPSCoR summer camps offered at UNI

May 27, 2014
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Kavita Dhanwada, associate dean and associate professor, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences 319-273-5976, kavita.dhanwada@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunnigham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS) at the University of Northern Iowa is offering youth summer camps through the Iowa EPSCoR program for summer 2014. The Iowa EPSCoR camps include a variety of STEM-related camps that are available to elementary, middle school and high school students. Visit the camps website www.uni.edu/camps to see what's offered this year. A limited number of scholarships can be provided for those students who meet certain requirements.

Camps include a variety of interest areas, from robots to prairies to digital storytelling, through the months of June and July. For example, students can combine their analytic and creative abilities at the Why Not? Vertex-Edge Graph Theory and Improvisational Comedy camp. No expertise is required for the math or theatre aspects. Join camp director Doug Shaw in this fun and comedic combination of math and improvisational comedy. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 20, and is offered to high school students. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/camps/why-not.

Students can also build and battle robots at the Mini-Sumo Robotics Camp. Participants will use technology similar to what is found in vehicles, such as the John Deere Gator. There will be field trips and a competition at the end for family and friends to watch the mini-sumo robots battle. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, June 23, to Friday, June 27, and is offered to students ages 14-17. For more information visit www.uni.edu/camps/minisumo-robotics-camp.

For more information, contact Kavita Dhanwada, associate dean and associate professor in the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, at 319-273-5976, kavita.dhanwada@uni.edu or visit www.uni.edu/camps.