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STEM Summer Camp 2024

STEM Summer Camp 2024
Renewable Energy - The Future is Here - Exploring & Learning Today

May 27-31, 2024
on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva, OK campus

Hosted by Northwestern Oklahoma State University, High Plains Technology Center, NEXTera Energy and OG&E. Funded by a grant from the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education. 

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Renewable Energy – The Future is Here – Exploring & Learning Today will engage students in hands-on learning with experts in higher education and professionals in the field of renewable energy.  Students will get an inside view of an operating nacelle, experience with simulators and a climbing tower, and see an operational wind turbine and solar field.  Students will learn about the generation of electricity, get an introduction to electronics and robotics, and have hands-on experiences with the Renewable Energy Trainer. This training device includes power generation, micro-inverter, storage and renewable energy technology. 

Oklahoma students in grades 9-12 in fall 2024 are eligible to apply.

Applications will be open from March 1 – April 1, 2024. The camp is FREE – funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.  

This camp is limited to 25 students.

CLICK HERE: Application Form Open Until April 1, 2024!

Camp Schedule:

Monday, May 27:

  • 9:30-10:30am:  Camp check-in, welcome, & orientation at Coronado Hall, NWOSU
  • 10:30am:  Introduction to Energy & Electricity (AC/DC)
  • Noon:  Lunch
  • 1:00-2:15pm:  Continued Energy & Electricity activities/labs
  • 2:15pm:  Break
  • 2:30-4:30pm:  Continued Energy & Electricity activities/labs
  • 4:30-5:30pm:  Break/Free time
  • 5:30pm: Supper @ Coronado Cafe
  • 6:45pm:  Movie at Rialto Theatre

Tuesday, May 28:

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am:  Solar Energy Presentation & Activities
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 1-2:30pm:  Solar Energy Labs with the Renewable Energy Trainer
  • 3:00pm:  Leave for Alabaster Caverns State Park
  • 4:00pm:  Tour of Alabaster Caves
  • 5:30pm: Supper at Alabaster Caverns State Park
  • 6:30pm:  Travel back to Alva
  • 7:30pm:  Evening activities at dorm (movies, games, swimming at Wellness Center, etc)

Wednesday, May 29:

  • 8:00am:  Breakfast
  • 9:00am:  Travel to High Plains Technology Center in Woodward
  • 10:30am:  Activities/training at High Plains (safety training,
  • simulator, wind turbine operation)
  • 12:00pm: Lunch in Woodward
  • 1:00pm:  Activities/training at High Plains (SCADA, climbing tower,
  • renewable energy careers) 
  • 3:00pm:  Leave for wind site tour
  • 3:30pm:  Presentation & Tour at Sooner Wind site near Mooreland, OK 
  • 5:30pm:  Supper in Woodward
  • 6:30pm:  Return to Alva
  • 8:00pm:  Evening activities at dorm (movies, games, swimming at
  • Wellness Center, etc)

Thursday, May 30:

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am:  Introduction to Hydroelectric Power – activities & labs in Robotics lab @ NWOSU
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 1:00pm:  Wind Energy Labs & Activities
  • 3:30pm:  Presentation on careers in Renewable Energy by NextEra (including information on the industry, as well as education, training, and employment opportunities in renewable energy)
  • 4:30pm:  Break/Free time
  • 5:30pm: Supper
  • 6:30pm:  Evening activity  (bowling at Cookie’s Bowl) 

Friday, May 31:

  • 7:30am:  Breakfast
  • 8:15am:  Travel to OG&E solar plant near Covington, OK
  • 10:00am:  Presentation and tour of solar energy facility
  • 11:30am: Lunch in Enid
  • 12:15pm:  Return to Alva
  • 1:30pm:  Presentation on educational opportunities leading to STEM fields by NWOSU (college readiness, educational programs, financial assistance options for post-secondary education, etc)
  • 2:30pm: camp evaluations/surveys,  return to dorms to check out
  • 3:00pm: camp ends

Contact Information: 

Dr. Tim Maharry
Camp Director

Professor of Mathematics
Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Northwestern - Alva
Shockley Hall 214
Phone: (580) 327-8583

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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