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STEM Summer Camp 2022

STEM Summer Camp 2022 – Exploring Renewable Energy
May 30 – June 4, 2022

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

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Exploring Renewable Energy: A summer STEM camp will engage students in hands-on learning with experts in higher education as well as professionals in the field of renewable energy.  Students entering grades 8-12 in the fall of 2022 are eligible to apply.  Students will get an inside view of an operating nacelle, experience with simulators and a climbing tower, as well as see an operational wind turbine.  Students will learn about the generation and use of electricity as well as an introduction to electronics and robotics. Students will have hands-on experiences with the Microgrid Trainer, a portable training device that includes power generation, micro-inverter, storage and renewable energy technology.


Middle School Camp Schedule: May 30-June 2:

Monday, May 30:

  • 6:30-7:30pm:  middle school students arrive and check into dorms at NWOSU (Fryer Hall)
  • 7:30pm:  Introductions, Welcome, and orientation to STEM camp (at dorms)

Tuesday, May 31:

  • 8am: Breakfast @ Coronado Cafeteria
  • 9am:  MicroGrid trainer activities led by Terry Benton, NextEra Energy
  • Noon: Lunch @ Coronado Cafeteria
  • 1pm:  MicroGrid trainer activities led by Terry Benton, NextEra Energy
  • 3:30pm:  Wind Energy Virtual Reality activities
  • 4:45pm: Break/Free-time
  • 5:30pm: Supper @ Coronado Cafeteria
  • 6:45pm:  evening activities  (movies, bowling, swimming at Wellness center, etc)

Wednesday, June 1:

  • 7:30am:  Breakfast @ Coronado Cafeteria
  • 8:15am:  travel to High Plains Technology Center in Woodward
  • 9:30am:  activities at High Plains Technology Center led by Taylor Burnett
    (safety training, simulators, wind turbine operations)
  • 12:30pm: Lunch in Woodward
  • 1:15pm:  travel to wind turbine site northeast of Woodward
  • 1:45pm:  tour Sooner wind turbine site,  FPLE Oklahoma Wind, LLC  (approx. 15 miles NE of Woodward)
    Students must wear pants and closed-toed shoes for wind site tour!
  • 3:00pm:  travel to Alabaster Caverns State Park (near Freedom, OK)
  • 4:00pm: tour of caves
  • 5:30pm:  supper at Alabaster Caverns State Park
  • 7:00pm:  travel back to Alva

Thursday, June 2:

  • 8:00am:  Breakfast @ Coronado Cafeteria
  • 9:00am:  Activities in the Robotics lab at NWOSU led by Mark Bagley & Evan Vaverka
  • 10:30am:  Camp evaluation
  • 11:00am:  Check out of dorms (Fryer Hall), departure; Middle school STEM camp ends

High School Camp Schedule: June 2-4

Thursday, June 2:

  • 1:00-2:00pm:  high school students arrive and check into dorms at NWOSU (Fryer Hall)
  • 2:00pm:  Introductions, Welcome, and orientation to STEM camp
  • 2:30pm:  Activities in the Robotics lab at NWOSU led by Mark Bagley and Evan Vaverka
  • 4:30pm: Break/Free-time
  • 5:30pm: Supper @ Coronado Cafeteria
  • 6:30pm:  evening activities (movies, bowling, swimming at Wellness center, etc)

Friday, June 3:

  • 7:30am:  Breakfast @ Coronado Cafeteria
  • 8:15am:  travel to High Plains Technology Center in Woodward
  • 9:30am:  activities at High Plains Technology Center led by Taylor Burnett
    (safety training, simulators, wind turbine operations)
  • 12:30pm: Lunch in Woodward
  • 1:15pm:  travel to wind turbine site northeast of Woodward
  • 1:45pm:  tour Sooner wind turbine site,  FPLE Oklahoma Wind, LLC  (approx. 15 miles NE of Woodward)
    Students must wear pants and closed-toed shoes for wind site tour!
  • 3:00pm:  travel to Alabaster Caverns State Park (near Freedom, OK)
  • 4:00pm: tour of caves
  • 5:30pm:  supper at Alabaster Caverns State Park
  • 7:00pm:  travel back to Alva

Saturday, June 4:

  • 8am: Breakfast @ Coronado Cafeteria
  • 9am:  MicroGrid trainer activities led by Terry Benton, NextEra Energy
  • Noon: Lunch @ Coronado Cafeteria
  • 1pm:  MicroGrid trainer activities led by Terry Benton, NextEra Energy
  • 2:30pm:  Wind Energy Virtual Reality activities
  • 3:30pm:  Camp evaluation
  • 4:00pm:  Check out of dorms (Fryer Hall), departure; High School STEM 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
tjmaharry@nwosu.edu


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