Summer camp 2022

Science Camp RECAP

June 13, 2022 - June 24, 2022

21 instructors, 5 TA's, 20 lectures, 

100+ Students are from 11 States in US and Canada 

day 1: 6/13

Anatomy - Sense Organs
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INSTRUCTOR: Angela J.
TA: Daniel L.
all about Fossils 
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INSTRUCTOr: Angela J.
 

day 2: 6/14

Waves and oscillations
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INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Y.
TA: Jianyu W.
IT'S All about time
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INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Y.
TA: Jianyu W.

day 3: 6/15

remote Sensing
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INSTRUCTOR: Edwin L.
Pollution
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INSTRUCTOR: ISaiah S.

day 4: 6/16

bontany
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INSTRUCTOR: boheng C., Jerry L.
Epidemiology
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INSTRUCTOR: rohit S.

day 5: 6/17

solar power
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INSTRUCTOR: sanya B. 
RAGS to robot
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INSTRUCTOR: benjamin S., Angela Y.

day 6: 6/20

cell biology
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INSTRUCTOR: selena Y., Hank H.
TA: Katy Z., Isabella C. 
genetics
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INSTRUCTOR: Rishab S, Antone J.
TA: Claire S, Isabella C.

day 7: 6/21

control programming
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INSTRUCTOR: Hao G.
TA: Eric L. 

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In the Control Programming session today, students learned about the concept of the PID control loop in the context of competitive robotics programming. Students were given an introduction of the history of the PID controller, the math behind each term in PID, and how PID is tuned with tuning constants. At the end of the class, students tried out simulations of PID in action and were able to ask the instructor questions about competitive robotics in general.

 

Main topics:

-Instructor's competitive robotics journey

-Introduction to competitive programming

-History/original purpose of PID

-The math behind the individual terms in PID

-Tuning Constants

-Video demonstrations and simulations

 

Resources

http://georgegillard.com/documents/2-introduction-to-pid-controllers

Wright Stuff
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INSTRUCTOR: Nathan M.

Wright stuff is all about airplanes! You build your own, test it out, and adjust as needed. You require precision hands and the willingness to work hard to build your very own. In class today, kids learned about how airplanes fly. 

Main Topics:

Aerodynamics 

Motions of a plane

Parts of a plane

Rubber power

Building a plane

 

Resources:

Build your own: https://tiyurl.com/3wrjhdxs

Learn more:

https://freeflight.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsfMt__tifE&t=108s

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/aerospace-engineering-and-operations-technicians.htm

day 8: 6/22

codebuster
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INSTRUCTOR: rishab S.
Ecology
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INSTRUCTOR: Anton J.
TA: Claire S.

day 9: 6/23

Autonomous vehicles
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INSTRUCTOR: dylan L.
Machines
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INSTRUCTOR: Sanya B.

day 10: 6/24

SPACE
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INSTRUCTORs: Connor Z., Olivia Z. 
stellar evolution
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INSTRUCTOR: Natasha T.

In today’s cosmology class, students learned about many aspects of cosmology, the study of the cosmos. We went over what cosmology is, and tools that cosmologists use to measure distance in space, called standard candles. We learned about the beginning and development of the universe, and how particles and early stars formed. Finally, we learned about a few unsolved problems that are currently being researched: dark matter and dark energy. Dark matter is a term for the hypothetical invisible matter that holds together most of the universe through gravity, and dark energy is a mysterious energy that causes the expansion of the universe to accelerate. 

 

Here are some articles for further reading:

Big Bang: https://www.space.com/25126-big-bang-theory.html, https://www.space.com/42261-how-did-inflation-happen-anyway.html

 

Universe Age: https://newatlas.com/space/new-studies-disagree-age-universe/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/05/03/cosmologys-biggest-conundrum-is-a-clue-not-a-controversy/

 

Dark Matter: https://home.cern/science/physics/dark-matter https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/curriculum-collections/cosmic-horizons-book/franz-zwicky

 

Dark Energy: https://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/d/Dark+Energy