Summer Camps and Grant Resources

Summer 2019 STEM Opportunities for Middle and High School Students

Applications for the each camps are linked below.

 VEX IQ Robotics Camp for Students in Grades 5-7
June 17-21, 8:30am-2:00pm (M-Th), 8:30am-12:00pm (F)

Takes place on the OCtech campus.  Rising 5th – 7th graders are eligible.  The $50.00 application fee includes lunch and snacks.

The VEX IQ Robotics camp will provide an introduction to the VEX IQ platform and RobotC programming software.  Students will build a clawbot from scratch to then compete in various games, both autonomously and driver controlled.

Download VEX IQ Camp Application here.

 

VEX IQ Advanced Robotics Camp for Students in Grades 6-8
June 24-28, 8:30am-2:00pm (M-Th), 8:30am-12:00pm (F)

Only students who attended an introductory camp in 2017 or 2018 may register.  Rising 6th – 8th graders eligible.  The $50.00 application fee includes lunch and snacks.

The Advanced VEX Robotics camp will provide students who are familiar with the VEX platform an opportunity to take things a step further.  Students will build a more advanced robot to then program to do various autonomous tasks and games.

Download VEX IQ Advanced Camp Application here.

 

Advanced Manufacturing and TDL Technologies Camp for Students in Grades 9-10
Two Sessions Available:
July 8-9, 9:00am-4:00pm and July 10-11, 9:00am-4:00pm

Both sessions attend Industry/Distribution Center Tour
on Friday, July 12

Takes place on the OCtech campus.  Rising 9th – 10th graders eligible.  The $50.00 application fee includes lunch and snacks.

Students will learn about all stages of the advanced manufacturing process including product design, robotics for assembly, and transportation/distribution/logistics. Students will be introduced to technologies including Oracle NetSuite software for supply chain management, CAD/CAM, and 3D printing.

Download AM and TDL Technologies Camp Application here.

Coding Academy for Girls in Grades 6-8
July 15-19, 8:30am-2:00pm (M-Th), 8:30am-12:00pm (F)

Takes place on the OCtech campus. Rising 6th – 8th graders eligible.  The $50.00 application fee includes lunch and snacks.

Technology for positive social change: this all-girls camp blends technology, entrepreneurship, and positive social change in a fun way.  Participants will learn robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), basic coding and programming, business concepts, teamwork, and how to use their tech skills to create social change.  They will collaborate on projects and activities that include using Java for programming apps, HTML for website design, Alice for programming in a 3D environment, and VEX robotics.  At the same time, they will learn how to apply their skills to a project that they are passionate about, and how to market their projects for positive social impact.

Download Girls Coding Academy Application here.

For questions, please contact:

Debbie England, 803-535-1308 or englanddl@octech.edu

2018 Summer Camp Photos

VEX Advanced Camp

VEX EDR Camp

VEX IQ Camp

National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education (ATE)

NSF ATE Project Simul-ATE (Multidisciplinary Simulation: Educating Technicians for a 21st Century Workplace) 2018-2021

The Project’s stated goal is to: To prepare technicians by exposing them to emerging simulation technologies in a multi-disciplinary work environment. To achieve the overarching goal, the project team has identified a 3-step sustainable plan which focuses on recruitment, retention, and career-readiness. Recruitment activities will be designed and utilized to ensure that middle and high school students are introduced to career options and the College’s programs to prepare them for technician career options. Retention activities will focus on ensuring that students have mentoring and academic support to successfully complete their programs of study. Finally, career-readiness activities will involve using real-world simulations to prepare students for the 21st century workplace.

The following objectives have been formulated to achieve the project goal:

(1) Enhance the course offerings in the areas of advanced manufacturing and TDL to include simulations using emerging technologies.

(2) Increase opportunities for underrepresented individuals to obtain two-year and four-year degrees in the fields of Advanced Manufacturing and TDL.

(3) Introduce outreach opportunities for underrepresented groups to have access to immersion activities involving Advanced Manufacturing and TDL.

 

National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education (ATE)

NSF ATE Project RAMP (Robotics and Automated Manufacturing Program) 2015-2019

The Project’s stated goal is to: Increase awareness of opportunities in STEM disciplines for women and underrepresented minorities through the development of programs and activities involving robotics and automated manufacturing.  To achieve the overarching goal of the project, the project team has identified a 3-step sustainable plan which focuses on awareness, preparation,  and career-readiness.  Awareness activities will be designed and utilized to ensure that K-12 students and parents are introduced to robotics, automated manufacturing, and the associated career possibilities.

The following objectives capture the project’s intent to stimulate interest, increase awareness of opportunities, and prepare students in grades K-14 for careers in the STEM disciplines:

1) Introduce opportunities for underrepresented groups to have access to programs involving robotics and automated manufacturing.

2) Provide dual credit courses in robotics and automated manufacturing for students in grades 9-12.

3) Expand the course offerings in the computer engineering curriculum at OCtech to include robotics and automated manufacturing and share developed resources with other colleges.

 

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NRC Grant Support Materials

Nuclear Energy Institute

Planned Regional Center Nuclear Education and Training (RCNET)

SC State/OCtech Poster 

SC State/OCtech RPT Recruit Flyer

SC State/OCtech Brochure

NRC Documents

Conference Presentations & Resources

PBI Community of Practice Resources

Welcome Webinar Presentation Slides

Welcome Webinar Recording