• Mad River Local School district is proud to offer the opportunity for middle school students to attend a summer STEM camp in the state of the art lab facilities at Stebbins High School. Career Tech program faculty members will lead this innovative program which promotes awareness, exploration, and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Middle school students will explore career opportunities and learn through real world experiences and hands on activities in both the fields of Engineering and Digital Design. Students will utilize state-of-the-art technology used in business and industry throughout the program. The camp will be divided into a morning and afternoon session in both Engineering and Digital Design.

    For the Engineering session, students will design and make prototypes of yo-yo’s and model trucks utilizing technology applications such as Solidworks 3D modeling and printing, CADD (computer aided drafting and design), and a laser router. Throughout the camp students will gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in technology-rich workplaces such as how to work in teams, communicate effectively, and apply the principles of math, science, and technology.

    In the Digital Design session, students will learn the basics of photography and the visual communication industry as well as computer graphics fundamentals.  Students will utilize graphics and video editing software such as Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Final Cut Pro. Students will use DSLR cameras and digital video cameras to take photos and use them to design and print their own t-shirts using photographic and heat setting chemicals.

    On the final evening of the camp, the students’ families will be invited to attend an open house to showcase the student’s work and celebrate their knowledge achieved as well as tour the lab facilities.  Lunch will be served at no cost to the students and the camp will be offered at no charge to students with a teacher recommendation. The STEM camp will be offered in two one week sessions from 8:30-2:30 on June 3-7 for 5th and 6th grade, and June 10-14 for 7th and 8th grade.