The Citizen Science Lab opened cyber summer camps in Pittsburgh. Dr. Andre Samuel hopes to use the organization's resources and programs to promote STEM education for each student.
Pittsburgh, PA (Merxwire) - The Citizen Science Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, with offices in Hill District and South Hills. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they have launched six Cyber Summer Camps to allow children and adolescents to continue to use the organizations resources and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic period. All camps have different registration deadlines to suit different families.
Dr. Andre Samuel cares about students' learning and interests. He said: "Our organization is like an ultimate playground for anyone with curiosity and enthusiasm to explore the world of STEM." Our courses allow young people to explore, experiment, and interact with actual scientists. The most important thing for us at the moment is to transform our work into an online forum to respond to children who are more eager for hands-on and learning than ever before.
As a graduate student at Duquesne University, Dr. Andre Samuel observed a notable racial disparity of African American individuals in the area holding a degree in STEM. Seeking to make a change and instill a passion in these areas, particularly among minority children and teens, he founded The Citizen Science Lab in 2015, becoming the first STEM organization in the region to be founded and led by a Black scientist. A substantial portion of The Citizen Science Lab funding comes from the Richard King Mellon Foundation who granted $125,000 in June 2020 The Richard King Mellon Foundation has invested in the competitive future and quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania since 1947.
The Citizen Science Lab Cyber Summer Camps will utilize kits and videos that allot students 2-3 hours of exploration per day, with a schedule that is unique to each student. Students may also partake in voluntary 1-hour check-ins with instructors.
Each student will receive:
1. A complete kit of materials and instructions to complete STEM activities and experiments.
2. Opportunities to ask The CSL's educators questions regarding programming.
3 Access to videos from The CSL's educators, online resources and interactive activities for learning.
Cyber Summer Camps include:
1. Electronic Exploration (Ages 12-16)
2. Adventures on Earth Online (Ages 6-10)
3. Microbes Around Us (Ages 10-14)
4. Cyber Ponics (Ages 10-14)
5. Space Cyber Camp (Ages 6-10)
6. preCHEM Lab (Ages 6-10)
More information please visit: https://www.thecitizensciencelab.org/cybersummercamp
SOURCE The Citizen Science Lab
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