Fort Hays State University’s Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science Summer Academy will offer four camps for incoming high school freshmen and sophomores in the month of June.
FHSU faculty and staff will organize each camp, all of which are focused in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students will stay in a residence hall on the FHSU campus with staff available all day and night to assist campers. Each camp is four days long with check-in and drop off beginning Sunday evening.
Camps are listed by date.
- June 2-6: Engineering Design: 3D Printing and CNC
The use of 3D printing and computer numerical control (CNC) is exploding across the engineering and industrial world and has revolutionized the way we create from 3D-printed houses to guitars cut out of an old slab of wood. In this quick-paced, high-impact camp, students will be immersed in all things 3D and design. Programs like Autodesk Inventor, Sketchup and Aspire will be available for students to produce individual designs that will be exported to 3D printers and CNC routers.
- June 9-13: Detective for a Day: CSI and Forensic Science
Students will be able to experience the excitement of forensic science and crime scene investigation in this highly interactive camp. Participants will be able to discover how to scour a crime scene and look for clues. The camp will feature hands-on, mock crime scene exploration coupled with forensic science fundamentals to give individuals a chance to live and learn like a real crime scene analyst.
- June 16-20: Faster than the Speed of Sight
In this camp, students will learn how to use a high-speed camera and analyze video of events that are too fast to see with the naked eye. Questions such as “How fast is a baseball dropped from 60 feet traveling when it strikes the ground?” will be answered as students collect video recordings of experiments and measure data in a high-speed learning environment.
- June 23-27: Gamers Unite!
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the tricks and trades of game development. Students will learn how to design, code, test and deploy three-dimensional games using Unity, a popular cross-platform game engine along, with learning the fundamentals of C#, a programming language used in Unity.
Each camp is limited to 30 students and costs $100 for residents of Kansas and $400 for non-residents. The fee includes room and board, supplies and a T-shirt. Priority will be on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of two camps per student.
The priority registration deadline is April 1, and the final registration deadline is May 1. Registration must be mailed in with full payment to reserve a spot.
For more information, contact Shelia Clark, KAMS Summer Academy Coordinator, at 785-628-4168 or [email protected]. To download the registration form, visit www.fhsu.edu/kams/summer-camps/index.
KAMS is an early-entry-to-college program that focuses on advanced mathematics and science. While studying at KAMS, students live on campus in a select residence hall with other KAMS students from across Kansas and around the world. Over the course of two years, students complete over 60 hours of college credit. These college classes are taken alongside traditional college undergraduates and taught by college professors while simultaneously contributing to their high school graduation requirements.