STEM Camp returns in June


Dr. William Jones, Upper Iowa University assistant professor of biology, is pictured helping area youth during last year’s Summer STEM Camp. The 2016 event returns to the UIU-Fayette campus Tuesday-Thursday, June 14-16.

FAYETTE, Iowa (April 7, 2016) – Northeast Iowa youth have the opportunity to further discover how fun it can be to study, explore and experiment in the fields of science, technology, and mathematics during the annual Summer STEM Camp at Upper Iowa University Tuesday-Thursday, June 14-16.

While working alongside university professors and undergraduate students, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp participants are provided hands-on experiences. The three-day camp includes the following project areas:

  • Cyber Camp -  Learn how computer programming and robots come together to develop useful solutions to problems.
  • Pond Life - Explore microscopic life found in ponds.
  • Fish Ages - Did you know that fish have ears? Learn how to determine the age of fish by looking at bones in their ears.
  • Cells and Proteins - Learn how to grow a mammal’s cells outside their body and determine the types of molecules they are made of.

The 2016 Summer STEM Camp is open to all students currently in grades 5-8. The event will be held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Baker Hebron Hall on the Upper Iowa University Fayette campus June 14-16.

Due to limited space, individuals are encouraged to register promptly. Applications are due by Thursday, May 5. For additional information or to register, contact Dr. William Jones, UIU assistant professor of biology, at 563-425-5903 or

Upper Iowa University is a STEM Jobs Approved College.  The special recognition is for colleges and universities that provide broad and innovative STEM degree options for undergraduate students, actively recruit underrepresented and under-prepared students into STEM degrees, as well as offer targeted student support systems and career services to help students succeed.   

About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,200 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 21 U.S. locations, as well as a location in Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit

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