Youth from across Arizona come to UA Campus for 4-H STEM Camp

Youth from across Arizona come to UA Campus for 4-H STEM Camp (Video Source: University of Arizona Cooperative Extension)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - 55 students from across Arizona are on the University of Arizona campus this week for three different 4-H camps learning all about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

Sixth through twelfth graders experienced working in a real-world laboratory, learned about biofuels, built robots, and stayed in dorms on campus.

“We want, and we need more people in STEM careers,” said Daniela Cabrera, 4-H STEM Program Coordinator, in a recent news release. “When the students are here, they get to actually be in a lab, do experiments, so they already start seeing themselves as scientists, and as college students.”

There are three separate 4-H camps “Safer Food Cats”, “Robotics Summer Camp” and “Biofuel Summer Camp”.

Students in biofuels camp even created bubbles with guar gum, ethanol, soap and sodium bicarbonate.

Organizers say the camps expose participants to science-related activities, careers and to the U of A campus.

Two of the camps end Friday, June 7, while “Safer Food Cats” continues through next week. To learn more about 4-H camps, head to https://extension.arizona.edu/4h/home.

Arizona 4-H is a part of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

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