SMILE (Science and Math Interactive Learning Experience) is an unequaled S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art of Creativity & Mathematics) experience.
Science: We use experiments and analytical equipment to explore fundamental science, engineering, design, physics, and chemistry principles and phenomena.
Math: Students quantify, interpret, and graph data, identify mathematical structures, discover and solve equations, and develop a sense of scale as we explore advanced materials phenomena from the nano to the macro.
Interactive: With a camper to college or graduate student mentor ratio of 4:1, SMILE Camp provides a safe and highly interactive environment. The campers are in the driver’s seat — they carry out the experiments, drive the electron microscopes, and operate the analytical equipment while interacting with mentors, engineers, scientists and gifted students like themselves.
Learning: The campers do experiments and learn science not available in a regular school setting. Our goal is to encourage student interest by exposing students to real science in real laboratories. Students will learn the scientific method in practice as well as theory, challenging these gifted students to go above and beyond.
Experience: In this camp, we do really cool science experiments! These are experiments that normally only college students would have access to. All products of the experiments are for the students to keep. Each camper receives a Camp T-shirt, a pair of safety glasses to keep, experiment handouts, lab supplies and an opportunity to SMILE Camp! For further information on upcoming camps and information, go to our registration page.