About UK STEM Experiences


The UK STEM Experiences is a collaboration among the UK Colleges of Education, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences. Our goal is to expose students to a variety positive learning experiences and career options in the STEM fields. Additionally, the summer experiences:

  • Target rising elementary and middle grades students (grades 5-8) especially females, students of color, and students disinterested in STEM
  • Provides authentic hands-on, engaging STEM learning environments on the University of Kentucky campus
  • Provides opportunities for preservice teacher and graduate students from STEM disciplines assist with camp and gain valuable content knowledge and experience in an informal low-stakes environment
  • Partner with area school Youth Service Coordinators to recruit and retain underrepresented populations
  • Area preservice and inservice teachers assist with the camp gaining valuable STEM laboratory experience and ideas that they can incorporate into their own classrooms

The week-long day camps are designed to help students explore and integrate the STEM disciplines through authentic hands-on projects and real world applications.

Read more about their STEM Camp adventures at www.margaretmohrschroeder.com.

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To volunteer or work at any of our camps, please contact Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder – ukstemcamp@nulluky.edu.


General Info for All Camps

Registration opens March 7, 2022!

**Important: All camps are now on a waitlist except for the following: ChemCamp and Drone Camp.

In-Person Camps (COVID-19 Protocols will be followed as applicable)

Where: University of Kentucky Campus

Dates: See Dates and Times below.

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day (extended day available)

Lunch & Snacks: Provided for each participant

Cost: $275 for all camps (Financial Assistance is available.)

All participants will receive a T-shirt, water bottle & bag.

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Virtual STEM Camp

Where: Zoom and Google Classroom

Dates: June 20 – July 1 (Elementary M-W-F; Middle T-Th-F)

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MT / 10 a.m. – noon PT

Cost: $25 for both weeks (Financial Assistance is available.)

Supplies Needed: Household materials – a supply list will be sent after registration. Families are encouraged to substitute and be creative with their substitutions.

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Dates & Times

Incoming grades: 2 – 4 for Fall 2022

Dates: June 6 – 10, 2022 or June 13 – 17, 2022

Incoming grades: 5 – 8 for Fall 2022

Dates: June 6 – 10, 2022 or June 13 – 17, 2022

Lego Robotics Camp: May 31 – June 3, 2022 – grades 2 – 8 for Fall 2022

Vex Robotics Camp: June 6 – 10, 2022 (focus on building and beginning coding) and June 13 – 17, 2022 (focus on coding and advanced coding) – grades 5 – 8 for Fall 2022

Incoming grades: 9 – 12 for Fall 2022

Drone Camp: May 31 – June 3, 2022 (focus on coding and flying indoor drones!)

ChemCamp: June 13 – 17, 2022 (no prior chemistry knowledge, love or experience required!)


Program Descriptions

STEM Camp

STEM Camp is for those who are looking to have positive, hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content. The curriculum focuses on authentic investigations in real STEM settings with STEM professors and their research topics as well as daily computer programming experience through robotics. No prior STEM, programming experience or love for STEM required!


Vex Robotics Camp

The Robotics Camp will extend the curriculum of the See Blue STEM Camp to provide enhanced instruction in building and programming robots. This camp will focus on VEX robots. Students will use sensors and coding to complete challenges and compete against their peers. Students should have a basic understanding of LEGO robotics or VEX robots to enroll.


Lego Robotics Camp

The Lego Robotics Camp will extend the curriculum of the See Blue STEM Camp to provide enhanced instruction in building and programming robots. This camp will focus on Lego robots. Students will use sensors and coding to complete challenges and compete against their peers. Students do not need any prior experience with Lego Robotics. We will group students appropriately to ensure it is challenging for them.


Chem Camp

The ChemCamp is for incoming 9th – 12th graders who are interested in a chemistry laboratory experience, especially those who don’t have access to laboratories in their schooling. The curriculum will focus on investigative lab experiences meant to extend the high school chemistry experience and expose students to the laboratories and STEM experiences on UK’s campus. No prior chemistry experience is necessary!


For Parents/Guardians

See Blue STEM Camp in the News!