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 colors, 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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General Info for All Camps

Registration Opens March 2nd!

Where: University of Kentucky Campus

Time: 9:00AM- 4:00PM each day (extended day available)

Lunch & Snacks: Provided for each participant

Cost: $275 – STEM Camps & ChemCamp; $300 – Robotics & MakerCamp (Financial Assistance is available.)

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


Dates & Times

Incoming grades: 2 – 4 for fall 2020

Dates: June 1 – 5 or June 8 – 12 or June 15 – 19

Incoming grades: 5 – 8 for fall 2020

Dates: June 1 – 5 or June 8 – 12 or June 15 – 19

Incoming grades: 5 – 8 for fall 2020

Dates: June 1 – 5 (build & explore) and June 8 – 12 (program)

Incoming grades: 9 – 12 for fall 2020

Dates: June 1 – 5 (MakerCamp) and June 15 – 19 (ChemCamp)

Program Descriptions


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.

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!