Winter Camp 2020:

STEM for Healthy Living

When we think about health, we typically think of medical matters, so the idea of public health can seem a little confusing. Unlike the practice of medicine in clinical settings, public health is not a one-on-one discipline, nor do those in the field practice medicine. Yet public health is among the most critical sustainable development goals (SDGs) essential to overcome many challenges faced by communities to achieve a better and healthier future.

Public health focuses on improving and protecting community health and well-being, rather than an individual’s health. It emphasizes prevention among large groups of people as well as utilizing technologies to develop smart solutions, such as prosthetics or smart systems for people with special needs.

We at the STEM Hub believe that many young students have the potential to create amazing solutions for many public health challenges, for example, developments in sanitizing robotics, prosthetics, or software applications. We are excited to have Public Health as theme for the Hub’s upcoming virtual Winter Camp, STEM for Healthy Living.

All photos are from Winter Camp 2019.

During the Winter Camp, participants will go through an exciting learning journey full of knowledge and hands-on experience. The structure of the camp is based on inter-disciplinary and integrated objectives from many STEAM fields. This includes biology, chemistry, robotics, coding, electronics, Arduino, graphic design, and even business management. The winter camp program will foster participants’ creativity and guide them to tackle an important community challenge.

Participants will be guided to come up with ideas, projects, and applications to address public health issues. The main objective is to provide participants with the essential knowledge and skill applications which will guide them to be aware of present challenges and start exploring ways to tackle them.

Three synchronous online sessions will be conducted every day of the camp. Each session will be 1.5 hours long, during which participants will be divided into teams. The camp learning objectives will be balanced through these sessions to accommodate all learning styles and paces across the chosen STEM disciplines.

Throughout the camp, the STEM Hub will integrate many fun activities that focus on building social connections and communication between participants. The STEM Hub Got Talent will take place in all aspects; music, singing, comics, and even video games. A balance between technical-scientific & social skills activities will make the camp a unique and exquisite experience to all.

At the end of the Winter Camp, participants will get into the competition module to present their final projects. The competition rubric will focus on scientific background, project functionality, presentation skills, teamwork, and marketing and business skills. Rewards for top performers will include free seats for upcoming STEM Hub courses or nominations to join The Experiment Digital – STEAM Discovery Lab, The USA-Egypt virtual exchange program that is supported by the Stevens Initiative, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by the Aspen Institute. The Experiment Digital: STEAM Discovery Lab is powered by the Boeing-funded STEM Hub in Egypt.

By the end of the camp, participants will complete a very interesting journey that will help them gain different aspects of experience.

1. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: The camp is designed to enhance research, problem solving, teamwork, analyzing, and critical thinking skills. Students will use engineering design process (EDP) as a tool to identify solutions to any problem. Students will be able to analyze any challenge to highlight the major obstacles, causes, and risk factors.
Students will be able to collect data and statistics and properly present those using charts and graphs.

2. BASIC KNOWLEDGE: Students will become aware of the following:

  • The Engineering Design Process
  • Electronic systems
  • Robotics and automatic control
  • Coding and programming
  • Graphic design
  • Marketing principles
  • Competition mindset
  • Understanding what is meant by public health and the threats behind its problems
  • Biological, physical, and chemical science related to public health issues which will help understanding how to deal with those issues

3. ENGINEERING AND HANDS-ON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: After participants receive the basic and background information, they will start applying their knowledge using different virtual machines, instruments, equipment, and tools. Participants will enjoy creating their projects from scratch and making them come to life. Nothing can be
more joyful than that! The STEM Hub team has excellent experience dealing with many online platforms including TinkerCAD, VRT-KiCAD, Code Studio, and more.

The Hub will run two rounds of the Winter Camp. Each round will be implemented over ten days, with three to four hours of activity per day.

Juniors Camp (ages 9 to 11): Dec. 19 to 28, 2020.

Seniors Camp (ages 12 to 15): Dec. 29, 2020 to Jan. 8, 2021.

The Program Fee is L.E. 2,500 per student. Program fee is subject to 25% discount for early bird school group registration (4 students or more) till December 13, 2020, or a 20% discount for school group registration (4 students or more) from Dec. 14- 17, 2020. If you qualify for a discount, please contact info@theSTEMHub-Egypt.com for the applicable promo code.

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