Applications are now open for the 2020 University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) ’ STEM Summer Camp. Running from Aug. 10 - 14, the camp provides a weeklong adventure exploring science, technology, engineering and math. Campers, aged 10-14, will engage in such activities as computing, drones, virtual reality, microbiology, mathematics, astronomy, environmental science, vlogging, photography, physics, chemistry and robotics. The camp runs from 9 am to 5 pm daily and costs $200 for the week.
While at camp, each participant will have access to several activity kits. These kits will be used in hands-on interactive sessions and campers will be able to take the kits home. Camp attendees will also receive all-access passes to the upcoming STEM Carib Conference to be scheduled for early 2021.
Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), through its Enterprise Cayman initiative, has returned as the main sponsor of the camp. Thanks to its ongoing sponsorship, the programme not only includes a full week of activities, but also meals for campers.
“For the fourth year in a row CEC is honoured to be the lead sponsor of the UCCI STEM Summer Camp,” Cayman Enterprise City CEO Charlie Kirkconnell said. “There is an ever-increasing demand for STEM specialists within the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and we believe that our continuing to host the STEM summer camp will help spark the interests of young Caymanians in STEM-related career opportunities.”
UCCI President and CEO Stacy McAfee, said, “We truly appreciate CEC’s continued sponsorship of UCCI STEM summer camps. This sponsorship allows us to provide aspiring scientists, inventors, mathematicians, engineers and others with the opportunity to find their passions. Through this camp we look forward to providing even more students with a dynamic learning opportunity that includes hands-on building features, virtual reality and other memorable experiences.”
Assistant professor Antionette Gayle is the camp’s director. She too highlighted the importance of CEC’s support.
“Having CEC as the main sponsor of UCCI’s STEM camp is an incredible partnership,” Gayle said. “We have been working with them since the inception of the STEM Carib Conference in 2012. CEC’s generosity and enthusiasm allows us to continue to offer this amazing learning experience to Cayman families. With their continued support, it enables us to produce unique curriculum at an affordable cost.”
To register, click here. Space is limited and registration closes Friday, 24 July.
About Enterprise Cayman
Enterprise Cayman, is a workforce development bureau and partnership between CEC and the Cayman Islands Government that was established in 2012. Enterprise Cayman’s primary focus has been to help young Caymanians, including those who wish to retool for a career change, acquire the skills they need to fill the jobs that are being created within Cayman’s three SEZs – Cayman Tech City, Cayman Commodities & Derivatives City, and Cayman Maritime & Aviation City.
Other goals include raising local awareness of and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers and, in partnership with WORC, helping students and recent graduates acquire resume writing skills, job interview techniques, and networking skills needed to pursue technology-driven careers.