Auburn’s College of Sciences and Mathematics offering several on-campus outreach summer programs

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School may be out for summer, but the Office of Outreach in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, or COSAM, is gearing up to welcome K-12 students and teachers on campus with an array of exciting programs covering wide-ranging topics in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

Program offerings for teachers include Science in Motion, AP Summer Institute and Robotics Institute for Teachers—an extended, hands-on professional development opportunity that will focus on numerous robotics platforms and guidance for how to integrate robotics into the classroom.

As part of COSAM’s Office of Outreach, the Southeastern Center of Robotics Education, or SCORE, has many programs planned throughout the summer that will give students a hands-on opportunity to learn specific robotic platforms as well as 3D printing and design.

Outreach also will offer five, weekly sessions of the popular Science Matters camp for elementary students, giving participants an opportunity to explore the world of science through real experiments, technology and art projects. At Curator Camp, students will explore our local biodiversity, make collections and learn how to curate them. More than a dozen outstanding juniors and seniors will get to attend the Summer Science Institute and participate in a variety of science and mathematics classes taught by COSAM faculty.

“We are excited to once again welcome K-12 students and teachers to campus this summer,” said Mary Lou Ewald, COSAM director of outreach. “Our outreach team has many hands-on offerings that will engage learners in STEM education at any level. We are hopeful participants in our camps and trainings will take these skills back to the classroom with a renewed excitement in STEM learning and education.”

Specific program schedules can be found online here. For additional information on COSAM Outreach summer camps, please contact Ewald at

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