Registration for DECTech Summer Camps for Summer 2022 are now open!

DECtech is a Colorado School of Mines outreach program designed especially for girls! Program leaders are female Mines students who are both passionate about their subjects of study and sharing this passion with the next generation. Our mission is to engage girls in STEM by introducing them to various subjects with an interactive, engaging, and hands-on approach!

A student's snail with LED lights
A student's snail with LED lights
Student making binary bracelets!
A DECtech student having fun with coding!
A student and an instructor celebrating their hard work
A student using hot glue for their project
A student and an instructor debugging some code
Two proud students and their instructor
A student putting together their project
A group of DECtech students preparing for a project
An instructor helping a student assemble their project
An instructor teaching the class about computer science


Summer 2022 Camps*

K-12 students are the inventors, engineers, designers, and programmers of the future who will be challenged with problems that do not exist today. The summer 2022 DECtech sessions will expose students to current topics, skills, and knowledge in classrooms led by Mines undergraduates. Students will tour working labs and meet professors who are seismologists, robotics experts, biomedical experts, software engineers who design video games, and experts in AI/ML. Through fun hands on activities, unplugged activities, outdoor exploration, STEM labs, and computer applications, we will do our best to inspire, encourage, and stimulate your student's creativity and innate intelligence.

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June 13-16: Air Quality & Robots

Similar to the Sensor Systems camp from Summer 2021 Grades 4/5 and 6/7 camps FULL

Students participate in grade-level appropriate activities and will explore air quality solutions using sensor systems and robots to investigate, collect, monitor, and display data. Unplugged activities and outdoor labs will complement computer lab work.

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June 20-23: Exploring Earthquake Data & 3D printing

Similar to the Environmental Geo Science, Python for Data Science camps from Summer 2021

Students will participate in grade-level appropriate activities and will explore geology and plate tectonics using Python data science and 3D printing. Students will participate in a tour of the Mines Geology museum. Unplugged activities and outdoor labs will complement computer and STEM lab work.

July 18-21: Pretty Pictures with AI/ML and Biology

Similar to the Python for Data Science camps from Summer 2021

Students will participate in grade-level appropriate activities and will explore current events related to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Students will participate in artistic applications with Python programming and biomedical engineering skills and topics. Unplugged activities and outdoor labs will complement computer and STEM lab work. Lessons will help students demystify AI/ML topics and foster the expression of creativity through computing.

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July 25-28: Building Python Video Games

Similar to the Python for Beginners camps from Summer 2021 All camps FULL

Students will participate in grade-level appropriate activities and will learn Python programming to build functional video games. Unplugged activities and outdoor labs will complement computer and STEM lab work.

*Disclaimer: All camp curricula is subject to change as we refine and revise the lesson plans.

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