STEM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Calendar of Events

 


Current and Upcoming Events

Jul
10
Mon
2017
Program It! @ CPCC Central Campus
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – Jul 13 @ 4:30 pm

This camp is an introduction to text-based programming. The computer languages learned make it easier to make graphics-based programs. The campers may build their own video game. Concepts covered can be applied to practically any other computer language as well such as C, C++ (C plus plus) and C# (C sharp). Campers will learn skills that can be directly applied to real-world programming tasks in an interesting and fun way.

Date: July 10-13
Hours: 8:30am – 12:00pm: (Rising 6th-8th graders)
OR
1:00pm – 4:30pm: (Rising 9th-12th graders)
Location: CPCC Central Campus – 1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Tuition: $225
*Fee includes camp T-shirt and your own video game created uniquely by you!
Enrollment: Minimum and Maximum enrollments apply.

Engineering the Sun @ CPCC Central Campus
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm

This girl’s only camp explores the sun as the primary source of energy for all that we do. Activities will involve discovering sustainable living practices and activities. Campers will design and build several jewelry, decorations, and electronics from recycled materials. They will use hand tools in the construction and crafting activities. The girls will learn the basics about how solar power works and explore the importance of the sun and solar power in the buildings we live in, the food that we eat and the natural world around us.

Date: June 26-29: (Rising 6th-7th graders)
OR
July 10-13: (Rising 8th-9th graders)
Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: CPCC Central Campus – 1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Tuition: $400
*Fee includes camp T-shirt, jewelry, decorations and electronics uniquely by you.
Enrollment: Minimum and Maximum enrollments apply.

Jul
17
Mon
2017
Advanced Crime Scene Investigator @ CPCC Merancas Campus
Jul 17 @ 8:45 am – Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm

Campers attending the Advanced CSI camp will participate in exercises that include crime scene processing and collection of evidence. Students will practice fingerprinting, casting and molding shoe impressions like the Basic CSI camp but will be introduced to some other advanced techniques that include the use of our ESDA ( Electrostatic Dust Apparatus), shooting reconstruction exercises with lasers and photography along with other practical’s which are not done in the Basic Camp. In addition, campers will prepare forensic science tables for show and tell. They will process more advanced mock scenes that will challenge their observation skills and team work. Special guest visitors are also planned.

Date: July 17-20
Hours: 8:45am – 4:00pm: (Rising 8th-12th graders)
Location: CPCC Merancas Campus – 11920 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville, NC
Tuition: $325
*Fee includes camp T-shirt, crime scene box and supplies, class photo, foot cast and more!
Enrollment: Minimum and Maximum enrollments apply.

Code Breakers @ CPCC Levine Campus
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Basic computer knowledge is essential for success in this camp.

Date: July 17-20: (Rising 7th-9th graders)
Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: CPCC Levine Campus – 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC
Tuition: $249
*Fee includes camp T-shirt and the use of your own programmed project created uniquely by you!
Enrollment: Minimum and Maximum enrollments apply.

Culinary Camp @ CPCC Central Campus
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

Do you have a budding young chef at home? Cooking is a great way for them to use their imagination and creativity while learning fundamental skills. This exciting hands-on camp is taught by certified culinary professionals that will instill confidence and inspiration as they learn to prepare a variety of new foods, while following recipes designed for their age group. Plus, they get to eat what they prepare and a few sweets too! This camp provides a great mix between kitchen time, eating and socializing with new friends, and age appropriate activities.

Date: July 17-21
or
July 24-28
Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm: (Rising 7th-12th graders)
Location: CPCC Central Campus – 1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Tuition: $379
*Fee includes camp t-shirt, class photo and more!
Enrollment: Minimum and Maximum enrollments apply.

Design-Build-Power Up @ CPCC Harper Campus
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 20 @ 4:30 pm

DESIGN – Use 3D modeling software, learn how to design an object and format its function. BUILD – You will learn carpentry skills that will allow you to build the object that you have designed and understand how skill and technology comes together to create masterpieces. POWER UP! – You will spend time being wired and learn some of the ways the earth’s elements create electricity, heating and cooling. You will walk away understanding building concepts and carrying a torch for building functions!

Date: July 17-20
Hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm: (Rising 9th-12th graders)
Location: CPCC Harper Campus – 315 West Hebron Street, Charlotte, NC 28273
Tuition: $350
*Fee includes camp T-shirt, small piece of furniture designed uniquely by you and solar powered gadgets!
Enrollment: Minimum and Maximum enrollments apply.

App Attack @ CPCC Levine Campus
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program .Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Basic computer knowledge is essential for success in this camp.

Date: July 17-20
Hours: 1:00pm – 4:00pm: (Rising 4th-6th graders)
Location: CPCC Levine Campus – 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC
Tuition: $249
*Fee includes camp T-shirt and your own app programmed uniquely by you!
Enrollment: Minimum and Maximum enrollments apply.

Jul
24
Mon
2017
No Boys Allowed! All Girls Maker Camp @ CPCC Central Campus
Jul 24 @ 8:30 am – Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm

Join our maker camp designed for middle school girls. Campers will learn digital modeling and simple circuitry techniques while working with conventional and smart materials. Projects will include jewelry design and object making. Young designers and/ or engineers will take their creations home to wear and show off to their family and friends. This camp will appeal to girls who like create, build or problem solve as well as students who are interested in art, jewelry design and/or computer science.

Date: July 24-27
Hours: 8:30am – 12:00pm: (Rising 6th-8th graders)
Location: CPCC Central Campus – 1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Tuition: $300
*Fee includes camp T-shirt and your jewelry designed uniquely by you!
Enrollment: Minimum and Maximum enrollments apply.

Culinary Camp @ CPCC Central Campus
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm

Do you have a budding young chef at home? Cooking is a great way for them to use their imagination and creativity while learning fundamental skills. This exciting hands-on camp is taught by certified culinary professionals that will instill confidence and inspiration as they learn to prepare a variety of new foods, while following recipes designed for their age group. Plus, they get to eat what they prepare and a few sweets too! This camp provides a great mix between kitchen time, eating and socializing with new friends, and age appropriate activities.

Date: July 17-21
or
July 24-28
Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm: (Rising 7th-12th graders)
Location: CPCC Central Campus – 1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Tuition: $379
*Fee includes camp t-shirt, class photo and more!
Enrollment: Minimum and Maximum enrollments apply.

GameTech Modders @ CPCC Levine Campus
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Basic computer knowledge is essential for success in this camp.

Date: July 24-27
Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm: (Rising 7th-9th graders)
Location: CPCC Levine Campus – 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC
Tuition: $249
*Fee includes camp T-shirt and use of your own Minecraft game designed uniquely by you!
Enrollment: Minimum and Maximum enrollments apply.

 

 

 


Past and Archived Events

Jan
17
Sat
2015
VEX Robotics Competition ACTC Palmetto Qualifier
Jan 17 @ 7:15 am – 5:00 pm
Feb
7
Sat
2015
Charleston STEM Fest 2015 @ Brittlebank Park
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Charleston STEM Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. The 2nd annual festival will be highly visible outdoor event that provides opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. This exciting event will take place on February 7, 2015 from 10am-3pm at Brittlebank Park in Charleston, SC and will feature ~40-75 exhibitors who will provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment. The festival will also feature a STEM Fest Contest for Lowcountry residents.

Feb
25
Wed
2015
2015 Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition @ Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Feb 25 – Feb 28 all-day

Teams must sign up prior to the event.

http://www.usfirst.org/whats-going-on/event/13367?ProgramCode=FRC

Apr
22
Wed
2015
SC Teacher of the Year Celebration @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The SC Teacher of the Year Celebration—the largest event to celebrate South Carolina public education —is the culmination of an extensive partnership between the South Carolina Department of Education and South Carolina Future Minds, the hub of private support for public schools. – See more at: http://www.scfutureminds.org/programs/teacher-of-the-year/sc-teacher-of-the-year-celebration/#sthash.p5mYXlCU.dpuf

Jul
6
Mon
2015
NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers @ National Institute of Standards and Technology
Jul 6 – Jul 17 all-day

The NIST Summer Institute brings together teachers and NIST scientists and engineers for two weeks of hands-on science based on the cutting edge measurement science research at NIST, and designed to match the middle school curricula. The pie chart below represents a typical session and demonstrates the variety of activities experienced by participants.

Since 2007, the program has helped increase understanding and awareness of science in middle school teachers in Maryland. In 2010 the NIST Summer Institute expanded to offer teachers from across the United States an opportunity to participate.

Sep
10
Thu
2015
SC Thrive 5th Annual Training @ Greenville Hyatt Regency
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Oct
1
Thu
2015
5th Annual Green School Summit @ Riverbluff High School
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Green Schools Summit: Energy Efficiency and Health
Energy efficiency and indoor air quality are important components of a high performing school. Designers, administrators, and other stakeholders can collaborate to achieve both, while saving money and improving student health and performance. Join us at River Bluff High School, Lexington, SC, for the 2015 Fifth Annual SC Green Schools Summit, Energy Efficiency + Health, on October 1, 2015 for a day of inspiration and education, followed by a case study and tour of a green school.

For ticket prices: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-carolina-green-schools-summit-energy-efficiency-health-tickets-17899902089?aff=erelexporg

Oct
5
Mon
2015
STEM Education Summit: Diversity in STEM In and Out of School @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day

ENTIRE SUMMIT: Includes the field trip AND reception on Monday, October 5th and all items on the agenda for Tuesday, October 6th.
$100.00

DAY ONE: Includes the field trip AND reception for Monday, OCTOBER 5th.
$30.00

DAY TWO: Includes all items on the agenda for Tuesday, OCTOBER 6th.
$75.00

RECEPTION ONLY: Includes ONLY the reception on Monday, October 5th.
$15.00

RECEPTION AND DAY TWO: Includes the reception on Monday, October 5th, and all items on the agenda for Tuesday, October 6th.
$90.00

Sales End: Sep 27, 2015

Oct
8
Thu
2015
How Fossils Explain the Rise of Dinosaurs-Live Webcast! @ Live Webcast: http://qrius.si.edu/webcast-fossils-explain-rise-of-dinosaurs
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

TO REGISTER: http://www.mnh.si.edu/calEvents/si-science-how-webcasts.htm

Join us for the first “Smithsonian Science How” webcast of the season!

On October 8, join Dr. Hans Sues, a paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural History, as he discusses the events that opened the door for dinosaurs to dominate life on Earth. Teachers can get teaching resources and assessments for class during the session. The webcast will run twice that day at 11 AM and 2 PM ET.

Solar Decathlon: Built It and They Will Come @ Orange County Great Park
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Jan
17
Sat
2015
VEX Robotics Competition ACTC Palmetto Qualifier
Jan 17 @ 7:15 am – 5:00 pm
Feb
7
Sat
2015
Charleston STEM Fest 2015 @ Brittlebank Park
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Charleston STEM Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. The 2nd annual festival will be highly visible outdoor event that provides opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. This exciting event will take place on February 7, 2015 from 10am-3pm at Brittlebank Park in Charleston, SC and will feature ~40-75 exhibitors who will provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment. The festival will also feature a STEM Fest Contest for Lowcountry residents.

Feb
25
Wed
2015
2015 Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition @ Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Feb 25 – Feb 28 all-day

Teams must sign up prior to the event.

http://www.usfirst.org/whats-going-on/event/13367?ProgramCode=FRC

Apr
22
Wed
2015
SC Teacher of the Year Celebration @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The SC Teacher of the Year Celebration—the largest event to celebrate South Carolina public education —is the culmination of an extensive partnership between the South Carolina Department of Education and South Carolina Future Minds, the hub of private support for public schools. – See more at: http://www.scfutureminds.org/programs/teacher-of-the-year/sc-teacher-of-the-year-celebration/#sthash.p5mYXlCU.dpuf

Jul
6
Mon
2015
NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers @ National Institute of Standards and Technology
Jul 6 – Jul 17 all-day

The NIST Summer Institute brings together teachers and NIST scientists and engineers for two weeks of hands-on science based on the cutting edge measurement science research at NIST, and designed to match the middle school curricula. The pie chart below represents a typical session and demonstrates the variety of activities experienced by participants.

Since 2007, the program has helped increase understanding and awareness of science in middle school teachers in Maryland. In 2010 the NIST Summer Institute expanded to offer teachers from across the United States an opportunity to participate.

Sep
10
Thu
2015
SC Thrive 5th Annual Training @ Greenville Hyatt Regency
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Oct
1
Thu
2015
5th Annual Green School Summit @ Riverbluff High School
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Green Schools Summit: Energy Efficiency and Health
Energy efficiency and indoor air quality are important components of a high performing school. Designers, administrators, and other stakeholders can collaborate to achieve both, while saving money and improving student health and performance. Join us at River Bluff High School, Lexington, SC, for the 2015 Fifth Annual SC Green Schools Summit, Energy Efficiency + Health, on October 1, 2015 for a day of inspiration and education, followed by a case study and tour of a green school.

For ticket prices: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-carolina-green-schools-summit-energy-efficiency-health-tickets-17899902089?aff=erelexporg

Oct
5
Mon
2015
STEM Education Summit: Diversity in STEM In and Out of School @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day

ENTIRE SUMMIT: Includes the field trip AND reception on Monday, October 5th and all items on the agenda for Tuesday, October 6th.
$100.00

DAY ONE: Includes the field trip AND reception for Monday, OCTOBER 5th.
$30.00

DAY TWO: Includes all items on the agenda for Tuesday, OCTOBER 6th.
$75.00

RECEPTION ONLY: Includes ONLY the reception on Monday, October 5th.
$15.00

RECEPTION AND DAY TWO: Includes the reception on Monday, October 5th, and all items on the agenda for Tuesday, October 6th.
$90.00

Sales End: Sep 27, 2015

Oct
8
Thu
2015
How Fossils Explain the Rise of Dinosaurs-Live Webcast! @ Live Webcast: http://qrius.si.edu/webcast-fossils-explain-rise-of-dinosaurs
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

TO REGISTER: http://www.mnh.si.edu/calEvents/si-science-how-webcasts.htm

Join us for the first “Smithsonian Science How” webcast of the season!

On October 8, join Dr. Hans Sues, a paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural History, as he discusses the events that opened the door for dinosaurs to dominate life on Earth. Teachers can get teaching resources and assessments for class during the session. The webcast will run twice that day at 11 AM and 2 PM ET.

Solar Decathlon: Built It and They Will Come @ Orange County Great Park
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm