Track Room Location: H137, Heritage Hall (Collin College's Preston Ridge campus)
PLEASE NOTE that this track has been cancelled. The other three tracks are still available.
Learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of planning and conducting successful STEM Summer Camps. This session will use existing programs to provide a framework and resources for you to design your own STEM Summer Camps and Workshops. Discuss materials, costs, equipment, recruiting and other aspects of camp planning and production.
Elizabeth Halweg is employed by Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton Wisconsin. The college provides high quality learning experiences to enhance the lives of the students and the economic development of Northeast Wisconsin. Elizabeth holds a MS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Vocational and Technical Education and a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Management Information Systems. After 20 years of work experience in the Telecommunications field, she is now an instructor of Information Technology at Fox Valley Technical College and has been there since August of 2000.
As a strong proponent of STEM education, Elizabeth started the GirlTech summer camp at Fox Valley Technical College to expose young girls to STEM technologies. In 2008, Elizabeth became involved with the Convergence Technology Center as a Mentored College and now supports the National CTC as a Convergence College Network (CCN) board member and Co-PI on the National CTC grant. Elizabeth is committed to meeting established targeted goals in expansion of the CCN to 60 members and the virtual delivery of high-demand converged technology courses.
David Keathly received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of North Texas. After 20 years of experience in developing military and commercial products, including a patent in image processing, as well as adjunct faculty assignments at Collin County Community College and the UT-Dallas, he joined the faculty in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas as a Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor in the Fall of 2004. He is now a Prinicpal Lecturer in the same department.
David was an SGA Honors Professor in 2005 and has received the Outstanding Student Advisor award from the Student Life Office, and a Meritorious Service Award from the College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Council. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is the faculty advisor for the IEEE Computer Society Student Chapter, the UNT Robotics Society and the UNT Programming Teams, in addition to his involvement with various recruiting and retention programs. David is also Co-Director of the RoboCamp summer program for middle and high school students.
Why do you want to host a summer camp?
Benefits to participants – specific objectives
Benefits to the school hosting the event
Benefits to the community
Planning your camp
What will be the theme for your camp?
Resources for ideas
Advertising your camp to prospective participants
Tips for event planning
Selecting the dates:
Food (if snacks are going to be provided):
Sample Forms to Use