The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory hosts two one-week co-educational summer camps in June. This year the campers got into the spirit of World Cup Soccer. The MagLab camp teachers facilitated campers' understanding and practical applications of computer programming and robotics through the robots. The final event was a Robot World Cup Match.
Staff from the Center for Integrating Research and Learning represented the MagLab in a booth at USA Science and Engineering Festival held in Washington DC held April 25-27. More than 1,500 visitors stopped by the booth over the three days.
Summertime means new faces and new programs at the MagLab
Roxanne Hughes, director of the MagLab’s Center for Integrating Research and Learning, is the newest member of the Tallahassee-Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CSWG).
Through its educational outreach arm, Center for Integrating Research & Learning, the lab makes significant contributions to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through quality programming, web content, and research.
Six teenagers from Leon County public schools spent their Fridays at the MagLab this fall, learning to use high-tech equipment and problem-solve in a world-class laboratory.
This study compared the effects of two Magnet Lab STEM informal education programs on students’ STEM identities (particularly as it relates to interest in STEM and perceptions of STEM professionals/careers). The results indicate that both camps significantly improved girls’ STEM identities.
Five teachers from Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties spent their summer as MagLab interns, learning skills related to cutting-edge magnet science.
The 2013 SciGirls camp, held from July 8 to July 26, provided 35 girls with fun, hands-on activities and field trips designed to inspire girls to pursue careers in science.
SciGirls Summer Camps are one-week or two-week hands-on summer camps that inspires middle school girls to pursue careers in science by involving them in various fields of science with professionals who are working in STEM.