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SOWELA to offer free STEM camp for middle schoolers

Posted at 9:46 AM, May 17, 2019

This summer, Southwest Louisiana Technical Community College will offer a free summer camp introducing middle schoolers to STEM career fields.

The camp, happening at the college May 27 through May 31 and July 29 to August 2, will offer sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students the opportunity to experience careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

The camp will be held from 8:00 am to noon, daily.

The following four programs will be offered:

  • Drafting – Basic drafting concepts will be introduced along with 3D printing concepts and creation.
  • Chemical Laboratory Technology – Experiment with laboratory exercises involving everyday organic compounds.
  • Process Technology – Experience plant and operational processing using augmented reality and hands-on exercises.
  • Instrumentation/Electrical – Explore basic control loop functionality using individual microcontroller kits.

The summer camp will close out on the 31st with hands-on exhibits. Those include the Offshore Energy Center’s Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit and the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering’s Trailblazer Museum.

The camp is free to attend but seating is limited. Those interested in registering can do so at