UNM Los Alamos

Summer Program for Youth 2018

Summer Program for Youth 2018

Registration Now Open!

Children’s College—Entering Grades 1–3

Adventures at The University

Join us to explore various STEAM topics, using hands-on, discovery learning. Students rotate through a different workshop each day.
The week-long (five half-days) program will include topics such as chemistry, engineering, art, and more! Bring a snack. Some activities will take place outside.

Jul 16 - Jul 20 | MON – FRI  | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $150   Register


Youth College—Entering Grades 4–6

Minecraft: Building with Redstone

Learn about common Redstone circuits and use them in cool projects to solve problems. This class encourages teamwork and develops a variety of skills, including design, logic, problem-solving, and more.
Bring a snack. Some activities will take place outside.

Jul 16 - Jul 20 | MON – FRI | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $150    Register

 

Mind-Body Connection

Engage in thought-challenging games and physical movement that will explore your hand-eye-brain coordination.  Experience the complicated mind-body links that have been documented by researchers.
Bring a snack. Some activities will take place outside.

Jul 16 - Jul 20 | MON – FRI |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $150     Register

 

Chemistry in The Kitchen

Are you curious about the chemistry that happens in a kitchen with food? We will explore science with candy chromatography, cabbage juice indicator, and how to make ice cream as well as other fun experiments.
Bring a snack. Some activities will take place outside.

Jul 16 - Jul 20 | MON – FRI 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | $150    Register

  

Robotics

Use Lego MindStorm kits to build and use robots. Learn to work in teams and develop programming skills while creating amazing robots. 
Bring a snack. Some activities will take place outside.

Jul 16 - Jul 20 | MON – FRI | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | $150 Register


 

TEEN COLLEGE—ENTERING GRADES 7–10

Engineering: Circuits

Learn to design, construct, test, and evaluate models. Explore the steps involved in the production, and experiment with the different sequences used to create a design.
Bring a snack. Some activities will take place outside.

Jul 23 - Jul 27 | MON – FRI  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $150    Register

 

Game Design

Learn to create and modify games. In this fun and exciting class, students will work with RPG Maker MV to learn programming concepts and game design.
Bring a snack. Some activities will take place outside.

Jul 23 - Jul 27 | MON – FRI |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | $150    Register

 

Comics: Telling Stories with Sequential Art

What makes comics so compelling to read? What words-and-pictures language does a comic use to tell its story? Through short exercises, group discussions, and technical exploration, we’ll uncover the concepts underlying the comics medium. And, of course, we’ll make some comics!
Bring a snack. Some activities will take place outside.

Jul 23 - Jul 27 | MON – FRI | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | $150    Register

  

Forensics

Use forensic science to investigate and solve crimes. Topics include trace evidence, impressions, blood, and DNA.  Practice your skills in the areas of data analysis, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
Bring a snack. Some activities will take place outside.

Jul 23 - Jul 27 | MON – FRI | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | $150     Register