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K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Programs  STEM Summer Research Institute; June 6th-August 4th Eligibility: Current or incoming undergraduate student. See website for other requirements. Registration Deadline: April 20, 2012 Fees: $100/credit (earn 1 to 3 credits), includes complimentary room and lunches during the institute Location: St. Ambrose University Hours: 9am-4pm (flexible) Contact Person: Jodi Prosise Address: 518 W. Locust, Davenport, IA Phone: 563-333-6485 Email: ProsiseJodiF@sau.edu http://www.sau.edu/Documents/Areas/College-of-Arts-and-Sciences/STEM12_flyer.pdf Participants will spend six weeks working closely with faculty mentors and other undergraduate research students. Seminars will provide valuable information on topics such as applying for graduate school and choosing a career.

 IMSA PROMISE SEAMS; June 16th-June 28th

Eligibility: 9th Grade Students; IL Resident; Talented and interested in math and science; Underrepresented population Registration Deadline: April 23, 2012 Fees: $50, includes housing, meals, supplies and any field trips Location: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL Hours: Full Day, Residential Contact Person: Adrienne Coleman Address: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL Phone: 630-907-5976 Email: diversity@imsa.edu https://www3.imsa.edu/admissions/multicultural/multiculturalPrograms The IMSA PROMISE (Providing Opportunities for Math and Science Enrichment) Program is designed to broaden minds and develop talent, interest and motivation for advanced studies in mathematics and science. SEAMS (Summer Enrichment for Academics in Mathematics and Science), one of IMSA’s PROMISE programs, is open to underrepresented minority students entering ninth grade in the fall.

 The Amazing Brain: A Neuroscience Experience; June 17th- June 19th

Eligibility: 9th-12th Grade Students Registration Deadline: May 18, 2012 Fees: $300, includes housing, meals and evening activities Location: Augustana College Hours: 9am-4pm Contact Person: Bonnie Jessee Address: 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL Phone: 309-794-7341 Email: bonniejessee@augustana.edu http://www.augustana.edu/x39074.xml Students will explore the organization and function of the central nervous system and learn about the brain as a professional neuroscientist. Activities will be supplemented by videos, short lectures and discussions of interesting topics. At the end of the workshop, students will have the unique opportunity to study the human brain in the cadaver laboratory.

 CSI Augustana; June 17th - June 22th

Eligibility: 9th-12th Grade Students Registration Deadline: May 18, 2012 Fees: $750, includes housing, meals and any field trips Location: Augustana College Hours: 9am-4pm Check and Connect: Supporting children’s personal and academic development by coordinating partnerships that strengthen programs, reach more children, and engage families.


Contact Person: Bonnie Jessee Address: 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL Phone: 309-794-7341 Email: bonniejessee@augustana.edu http://www.augustana.edu/x18383.xml Students will be introduced to the scientific reasoning behind forensics with a focus on DNA, bones, and trace evidence. This experience will be interactive and hands-on. Enrollment will be kept low; Student will have personalized attention with the instructors. Forensic techniques include fingerprint identification, small molecule detection, DNA analysis, and skeletal analysis. The evidence gathered will be used to solve a mystery.

 Engineering Physics: Rarified Exploration; June 17th-18th

Eligibility: 9th-12th Grade Students Registration Deadline: May 18, 2012 Fees: $150, includes housing, meals and any field trips Location: Augustana College Hours: 9am-4pm Contact Person: Bonnie Jessee Address: 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL Phone: 309-794-7341 Email: bonniejessee@augustana.edu http://www.augustana.edu/x39073.xml Students will learn the basics of electron microscopy, x-ray emission, and radioactive decay. They will operate a scanning electron microscope to examine integrated circuits and construction of materials (MATSE) and use an x-ray diffractometer to analyze the composition of unknown materials. They also will perform an experiment using radioactive materials and determine a substance’s half-life.

 Human Cadaver Gross Anatomy; June 17th-18th OR June 19th-20th

Eligibility: 9th-12th Grade Students (Note: Most appropriate for juniors or seniors in high school in the fall of 2012) Registration Deadline: May 18, 2012 Fees: $150, includes housing, meals and any field trips Location: Augustana College Hours: 9am-4pm Contact Person: Bonnie Jessee Address: 639 38th St., Rock Island IL Phone: 309-794-7341 Email: bonniejessee@augustana.edu http://www.augustana.edu/x19000.xml Students will gain incredible insight into the real anatomy of the human body. Students will learn dissection techniques and be given the opportunity to hone these skills on actual human cadavers that are identical to those used at medical, dental and physical therapy schools.

 Orthopedic Sports Medicine: A Sports Injury Case Study; June 18-19 OR June 20-21

Eligibility: 9th-12th Grade Students Registration Deadline: May 18, 2012 Fees: $150, includes housing, meals and any field trips Location: Augustana College Hours: 9am-4pm Contact Person: Bonnie Jessee Address: 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL Phone: 309-794-7341 Email: bonniejessee@augustana.edu http://www.augustana.edu/x18999.xml Students are clinicians in this interactive experience; They will follow a sports injury from onset through emergency handling, orthopedic assessment, surgery, therapy and sport performance enhancement - all to bring the injured athlete back to a peak level of participation. Students will spend time in the cadaver lab identifying and working with the tissues involved in injury.

 Digital Divas Go Green; June 12th- June 14th

Eligibility: 8th-12th Grade Students; Female Registration Deadline: May 25, 2012 Fees: $50 includes a T-shirt, supplies and lunch; Limited scholarships available Location: Black Hawk College: Moline Campus Hours: 9am-4pm Contact Person: Jen Holldorf Check and Connect: Supporting children’s personal and academic development by coordinating partnerships that strengthen programs, reach more children, and engage families.


Address: 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL Phone: 309-796-5133 Email: holldorfj@bhc.edu http://www.bhc.edu/admissions/types-of-students/youth-high-school-students/digital-divas/ Digital Divas Go Green is for girls who are interested in learning about careers in STEM. The main focus this year is on green careers, engineering, and materials science. Participants will also be going on a bus trip to Fermilab in Batavia, IL.

 Summer@IMSA Kidsplorations in Energy; June 11th-June 15th

Eligibility: 5th-7th Grade Students Registration Deadline: May 25, 2012 Fees: $250 Location: Glenview Middle School: 3100 7th St., East Moline, IL Hours: 8:30am-3pm Contact Person: Brenda Sumbry Address: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL Phone: 630-907-5987 Email: summerprograms@imsa.edu https://www3.imsa.edu/programs/SummeratIMSA During this week-long experience, participants will learn about energy transformation and conservation. Participants will work in small teams to come up with their own solutions through discovery of energy sources and environmental factors. This program is designed by IMSA staff, and implemented by IMSA staff with university and community partners.

 Summer@IMSA Science Explorers, Jr.; June 11th-15th

Eligibility: 3rd-4th Grade Students Registration Deadline: May 25, 2012 Fees: $250 Location: Glenview Middle School: 3100 7th St., East Moline, IL Hours: 8:30am-3pm Contact Person: Brenda Sumbry Address: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL Phone: 630-907-5987 Email: summerprograms@imsa.edu https://www3.imsa.edu/programs/SummeratIMSA Inquiring young scientists will engage in the chemistry behind the colors we see, examine the world of insects, explore the mysteries of outer space, and uncover explanations of science that happens in their own homes. There is a new and exciting topic for every day! This hands-on program is developed and taught by IMSA high school student leaders with the help of IMSA staff.

 University of Illinois Extension Future Engineers Camps; June 25-29th

Eligibility: At least 8 years old Registration Deadline: June 5, 2012 Fees: $40, or $35 for 4-H members Location: University of Illinois Extension Rock Island County Office Hours: 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm Contact Person: Lori Tharp Address: 321 West 2nd Avenue, Milan, IL 61264 Phone: 309.756.9978 Email: ltharp@illinois.edu https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=6740 Calling all future engineers! You'll have a great time learning about the world of engineering by working with a variety of Lego Kits. Due to the popularity of this camp, we are offering two sessions.

 Summer Health Science Careers Adventure Camp; July 23th-27th

Eligibility: 7th-8th Grade Students Registration Deadline: July 10, 2012 ($175 after that date) Fees: $150; A limited number of scholarships are available at the discounted rate of $35 for students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. Location: St. Ambrose Center for Health Science Education Hours: 7:30am-5pm Contact Person: Christine Urish Address: 1320 W. Lombard, St., Davenport, IA 52804 Phone: 563-333-6277 Email: urishchristinek@sau.edu http://www.sau.edu/College_of_Health_and_Human_Services/Health_Careers_Adventure_Camp.html Check and Connect: Supporting children’s personal and academic development by coordinating partnerships that strengthen programs, reach more children, and engage families.


Participants are introduced to a variety of health professions. Students experience the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions through hands-on learning sessions provided by faculty and practicing clinicians. Campers will be supervised by faculty and students currently enrolled in the health science-educational programs. Job shadow opportunities in different health care professions, disability awareness, and diversity training also will be part of the camp experience.

 Super-saurus Sleepover; June 1st-June 2nd

Eligibility: Age 8 and Up; Adult Chaperone Registration Deadline: Until filled Fees: $45 ($40 for members) Location: Putnam Museum Hours: 6:30pm-8am Contact Person: Nichole Myles Address: 171 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA Phone: 563-324-1933 Email: myles@putnam.org http://www.putnam.org/what-s-happening/dinosaurs-unearthed-events.aspx Bring your family and travel back in time at the Putnam! Pack your flashlights because we’ll explore the museum after-dark and spend time with friends in Dinosaurs Unearthed. Your overnight experience will include engaging games and activities (Jurassic Jeopardy anyone?), exclusive after-hours admission to the museum, a private showing of Flying Monsters 3D, light snack and breakfast. Open to ages 8 and up with a caregiver – groups must have 1 adult for every 8 children in attendance. Sorry, no co-ed sleeping arrangements available.

 Family Camp; June 5th

Eligibility: 3rd Grade and Up Registration Deadline: Until filled Fees: $12 per person or Family Four Pack for $40; Additional family members $8 Location: Putnam Museum Hours: 5pm-10pm Contact Person: Nichole Myles Address: 171 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA Phone: 563-324-1933 Email: myles@putnam.org http://www.putnam.org/What-s-Happening/SummerCamps.aspx Astronomy is awesome! Come together under the stars and witness the Transit of Venus (day when Venus moves between the earth and the sun). Celebrate this rare occurrence in a fun, family atmosphere.

 Grow Zone Garden Club; Saturdays: June 9th-July 21st

Eligibility: K-8th Grade Students Registration Deadline: Until filled Fees: No Charge Location: Riverside Gardens: 5th Avenues and Riverside Park, Moline, IL Hours: 11am-1pm Contact Person: Jamie Aguilera Address: 525 16th St., Moline, IL Phone: 309-736-7727 Email: jaguilera@casaqc.org http://www.casaqc.org/ Students will explore the science of plants as we learn about growing techniques and different species. The program is aimed at the under-served Latino population in the Quad Cities.

 Putnam Museum Done-in-a-Day Summer Camp; Dates vary Eligibility: 6th-8th Grade Students Registration Deadline: Until filled Fees: $35 Location: Putnam Museum Hours: 9am-4pm Contact Person: Nichole Myles Address: 171 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA Phone: 563-324-1933 Email: myles@putnam.org http://www.putnam.org/What-s-Happening/SummerCamps.aspx Students pick from any or all of the following day camp programs: Expert Egyptology, No Boys Allowed (Science for Girls), Build to Last, Dinos Boot Camp, Mad Scientist Learning Lab, Storm Chasers. Check and Connect: Supporting children’s personal and academic development by coordinating partnerships that strengthen programs, reach more children, and engage families.


 Putnam Museum Weeklong Full Day Camps; Dates vary

Eligibility: 3rd-5th Grade Students (Harry Potter is 2nd-5th Grade Students) Registration Deadline: Until filled Fees: $160 Location: Putnam Museum Hours: 9am-4pm Contact Person: Nichole Myles Address: 171 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA Phone: 563-324-1933 Email: myles@putnam.org http://www.putnam.org/What-s-Happening/SummerCamps.aspx Students pick from any or all of the following day camp programs: We Dig Dinos, Harry Potter, Putnamology, Egyptology

 Putnam Museum Weeklong Half Day Camps; Dates vary

Eligibility: K-2nd Grade Students Registration Deadline: Until filled Fees: $85 Location: Putnam Museum Hours: 9am-12pm OR 1pm-4pm Contact Person: Nichole Myles Address: 171 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA Phone: 563-324-1933 Email: myles@putnam.org http://www.putnam.org/What-s-Happening/SummerCamps.aspx Students pick any of the following day camp programs: Dino-mites, Zoo-palooza: Oceans, or Zoo-palooza: Land

 Math Club; Tuesdays: June 12th-July17th

Eligibility: 2nd Grade Students and Up Fees: No Charge Location: Rock Island Library (Main Library); Community Room Hours: 3:15pm-4pm Contact Person: Susan Foster Address: 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL Phone: 309-732-7323 Email: Foster.Susan@rigov.org http://rockislandlibrary.org/ Math and FUN merge weekly this summer at the library.

 Engineering Kids Day Camp; Choose ONE day, July 31st, Aug 1st OR Aug 2nd

Eligibility: 4th-6th Grade Students Registration Deadline: Until filled Fees: $35 includes lunch and t-shirt; Scholarships available Location: Putnam Museum Hours: 9am-3pm Contact Person: Nichole Myles Address: 171 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA Phone: 563-324-1933 Email: myles@putnam.org http://www.putnam.org/What-s-Happening/SummerCamps.aspx An exciting, engaging experience for your young engineer – entering grades 4-6. Fun, imaginative sessions include LEGO robotics and the opportunity to create and learn side by side with engineering students Professional Engineers.

 Monarchs Workshop; August 25th

Eligibility: No Restrictions Registration Deadline: Until filled Fees: $3 Location: Putnam Museum Hours: T.B.D. Contact Person: Nichole Myles Address: 171 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA Phone: 563-324-1933 Email: myles@putnam.org Check and Connect: Supporting children’s personal and academic development by coordinating partnerships that strengthen programs, reach more children, and engage families.


http://www.putnam.org/what-s-happening/monarch-butterfly-workshop.aspx Calling all butterfly enthusiasts! Join our annual Monarch Workshop. This perennial event includes caterpillar care workshops, butterfly crafts and the opportunity to meet and speak with area butterfly experts. Reserve your spot (and caterpillars!) beginning August 1, 2012. Afro-American Heritage American Red Cross Augustana College Big Brothers Big Sisters Black Hawk College Broadway Presbyterian Church Butterworth /Deere Wiman Casa Guanajuato Child Abuse Council

Check & Connect Members and Affiliates For more information call Virginia Jarrett, RI-Milan Schools, (309) 793-5900, Ext. 280. Christian Friendliness IL Math and Science Academy RICCA Church of Peace Lights on for Learning Rock Island County Area Project Community Caring Conference Martin Luther King Center Rock Island High School Earl Hanson Elementary Metropolitan Youth Program Rock Island Housing Authority Edison Junior High School Project Now Rock Island Open Door Region 3 Figge Art Museum Putnam Museum Rock Island Parks & Rec. First Lutheran Church Q C Botanical Center Rock Island Public Library Healing Waters Empower Retired Senior Volunteer Prgm. Rock Island Regional Office of Just Kids Education

Rock Island Rotary Rock Island-Milan School District Spring Forward Learning Center St. Ambrose University United Way of the Quad-Cities University of Illinois Extension Washington Junior High School

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Rock Island Region STEM Summer Programs