Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Great STEM Adventure Camp

BU hosted over 250 students in grades 5 to 9 for the Great STEM Adventure camp. BAHS held sessions for the Investigators, a group of seventh and eighth graders, that included experiments in scientific inquiry, forensics, neuroscience, sensation, human physiology, and microscopy. Highlights included mapping your brain's homunculus, using microscopes to solve crimes, and following the trails of termites. Leading the way were biology master's students Kirk Jeffreys, Brad Ohlinger, Jamie Shinskie and Andy King, education graduate student  Jennifer Momenzadeh, and Dr. Surmacz.  A great adventure was had by all!
Checking out blind spots and dominant eyes!

Kirk leading investigations on receptor distribution,

Brad, Jenny and the Investigators

Forensics!

Examining exhibits from the crime scene.

Jennifer, Brad and Jamie and campers explore the microscopic world.