This grant-funded camp is no cost to students. Priority is given to students who meet the following:
- High school students going into 9-12 grade
- Underrepresented and underserved students in STEM (women, persons with disability and racial/ethnic groups)
- Interest in the STEM field and related careers
Depending on interest, transportation may be available in your area, specifically Trempealeau Valley and Wausau.
Machine Learning with Robots - Instructor: Cheng Liu
Students will be provided with a high performance microprocessor controlled robot where they will learn the fundamental concepts of machine learning, machine vision and the impact of these techniques in a changing the world. They will know how the robot observes this world and processes the data like human beings. The students will be instructed to control the robot to complete multiple amazing tasks automatically and learn the machine learning and machine vision principles behind them. Students will gain valuable skills for electrical and engineering and will learn about choosing Computers and Electrical Engineering as a major. Students in this major go on to have careers in the following: Computer Engineer, Embedded systems engineer, Computer software engineer, Computer design engineer, and more.
Genetics & DNA Analysis - Instructor: Michael Bessert
How do we use DNA to solve problems? Campers will explore the world of molecular biology by collecting specimens from the field, extracting and quantifying DNA, then using various techniques to copy and study it. Campers will learn how to set up polymerase chain reactions, gel electrophoresis separation, and analyze DNA in various ways to answer questions and solve problems. Campers will gain hands-on experience using the following equipment: micropipettes, high-speed centrifuges, electrophoresis tanks, spectrophotometers, fluorescent imagers, and even a DNA sequencer. These techniques help us answer questions about everything from population studies to forensic identification to medical screening. Learn more about UW-Stout's Biology program.