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4th-6th grade: Intro to Marine Science & Intro to Engineering

Education Unlimited - 4th-6th grade: Intro to Marine Science & Intro to Engineering

4th - 6th grade: Intro to Marine Science and Engineering

Majors: Campers spend about two-thirds of their day in the “Major” class, allowing them to gain in-depth knowledge in their chosen scientific area - Intro to Marine Science or Intro to Engineering.  

  • Intro to Marine Science: Students will experiment with the physical and chemical properties of water, explore major marine ecosystems and phyla, and dissect a fish!
  • Intro to Engineering: Students will learn the basic principles of physics and design while building bridges, towers, hovercrafts and automobiles that must survive performance trials and unexpected obstacles.

Minors: In addition to the "Major" activities, students participate in “Minor” labs that allow them to gain a breadth of scientific knowledge by exploring different scientific disciplines.  These may include activities such as extracting the DNA of a strawberry or delving into forensic science with blood type analysis. 

Enrichment Activities in the afternoons and evenings give campers the opportunity for informal science learning, as well as leadership and problem-solving training through workshops, experiments, guest speakers, and recreational activities. Students will also attend a mid-program excursion to a local science venue.

Intro to Engineering and Intro to Marine Science: 

  • Stanford: Rising 4th and 5th graders (Day or overnight program
  • MIT: Rising 4th - 6th graders (Day camp only)
  • Caltech: Rising 4th - 6th graders (Day camp only)

Location Start Date End Date
Stanford University Sun, Jul 30, 17 Fri, Aug 4, 17
Caltech Mon, Aug 7, 17 Fri, Aug 11, 17
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mon, Jul 31, 17 Fri, Aug 4, 17

4th-6th grade: Intro to Marine Science & Intro to Engineering - Staff Profiles

Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Rhonda McCoy, PhD (Camp Director)

Rhonda McCoy, PhD — Camp Director

Rhonda McCoy earned her PhD in Chemistry from Howard University and her BS degree in Chemistry from North Carolina A&T State University.  From a very early age she was inquisitive, and her mom would find her...

Education Unlimited - Angela Allen, PhD (Instructor)

Angela Allen, PhD — Instructor

Dr. Angela Allen currently holds the title of Assistant Professor and Chemistry Program Coordinator at Shaw University in North Carolina. Dr. Allen's focus is to collaborate with other institutions and local...

Education Unlimited - Prapti Koirala (Counselor)

Prapti Koirala — Counselor

Prapti is a rising Junior at Wellesley College majoring in Biology/...

Education Unlimited - Olympia Miranda (Counselor)

Olympia Miranda — Counselor

Hi, my name is Olympia Miranda. I have just completed my third year at...

Education Unlimited - Victoria Obenchain, MS (Instructor)

Victoria Obenchain, MS — Instructor

Vickie Obenchain has been teaching for Education Unlimited for the past 8 summers, teaching at both the Science Camp for Girls program and also the A+ Middle School program. She has two degrees in...

Education Unlimited - Oishee Shemontee (Instructor & Counselor)

Oishee Shemontee — Instructor & Counselor

An avid fan of all things science and science fiction, Oishee Shemontee decided to pursue both her twin loves of science and literature by obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Biology, as well as a minor in English, from the University of California, Irvine. She was part of a research team at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and...

Education Unlimited - Ashley Sterpka, MEd (Instructor)

Ashley Sterpka, MEd — Instructor

Ashley Sterpka presently works as a Neuroscience research technician at the University of New Hampshire.  She is pursuing her PhD in Genetics and has a Master’s in Biological Science Education and a...

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.

Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jul 30th - Aug 4th 4th - 5th Stanford University $1,510.00 – $2,150.00
Jul 31st - Aug 4th 4th - 6th Massachusetts Institute of Technology Day Camper: $1,025.00
Aug 7th - Aug 11th 4th - 8th Caltech Day Camper: $1,025.00