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Science Camps - Co Ed

Modeled after our long running Science Camp for Girls the Co-ed Science camps offer an opportunity for both male and female students to develop a love and appreciation for the sciences. Class sizes are kept small with average student teacher ratios of 1:10.  Our curriculums aim to enfuse summer fun with scientic exploration in a warm and supportive atmosphere that challenges students to think critically about the world in which they live.  Through hands on expirements and daily labs, students will learn to ask the questions that matter.  Lead by our strong science faculty, they will learn the process of scientific exploration. 

The Co-Ed Science Camps offer budding scientists the following majors from which to choose: 

 

Grades 6 - 8: 

Grades 9-10: 


Science Camps - Co Ed - Staff Profiles

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Macara Nicoll (Camp Director)

Macara Nicoll — Camp Director

Macara Nicoll is a school counselor with a Master of Science in School Counseling from California State University, Sacramento.  Macara first came to Education Unlimited as a camper, a step which led her on a path to an undergraduate career at the University of California, Berkeley.  Her love of education and working with youth brought her back...


Education Unlimited - Jacqueline  Acres, MS (Robotics Instructor)

Jacqueline Acres, MS — Robotics Instructor

Jackie Acres graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and from UNLV with a Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering.  While completing her degree, she had the opportunity to teach university mechanical engineering students the principles of robotics using the LEGO Mindstorms platform.  She...


Education Unlimited - Jennifer Brakeman, PhD (Instructor)

Jennifer Brakeman, PhD — Instructor

Dr. Brakeman holds a Ph.D., in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University. She has been one of the most beloved teachers at the prestigious Head Royce school since 1997.  While at Head-Royce, Dr. Brakeman has...


Education Unlimited - Erica Ho (Neuroanatomy Instructor)

Erica Ho — Neuroanatomy Instructor

Erica is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Yale University, and her research focuses on the systems neuroscience of social behavior. After receiving her BA in psychology from Cornell University in 2013, Erica spent three years as a full-time research assistant and later research coordinator at the Child Mind Institute's Center for the...


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 - Paola Odriozola (Neuroanatomy Instructor)

Paola Odriozola — Neuroanatomy Instructor

Paola grew up in Mexico and moved to the Bay area for college. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology in 2013, after which she worked as a research assistant in a neuroscience lab at...


Education Unlimited - Lauren Patrick (Neuroanatomy Instructor)

Lauren Patrick — Neuroanatomy Instructor

Lauren is currently a PhD student at Yale University in the Neuroscience area of Psychology. Prior to this she gained a strong foundation in neuroscience during her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St Louis.

She has spent the past five years working in a variety of cognitive neuroscience labs at Washington University, Duke...


Education Unlimited - Gladys Velez Caicedo (Astrophysics and Robotics Instructor)

Gladys Velez Caicedo — Astrophysics and Robotics Instructor

Gladys Velez Caicedo is a technical instructor in the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, Gladys holds a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy & physics.  Gladys has conducted high energy particle astrophysics at various labs around the world, such as...


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 Camps

Astronomy - Gr 6-8

In Astronomy, students will explore our solar system and the universe beyond!  We’ll start out by revisiting and simulating the Big Bang theory, then study the surface of the sun, explore light diffraction, and build our own water ro...

Astrophysics - Gr 9-10

The astrophysics course will establish ...

Neuroanatomy - Gr 9-10

In this course, students will learn the anatomy and physiology of various systems in the brain and apply what they know to fictitious neurological patients. Specifically, we will focus on the cerebral cortex, various sub-cortical structures, the visual system, somatosensory system, and the motor system in the brain and spinal cord. The culminating event on Friday will be a case-studies test where you will “act&...

Robotics - Gr 6-8

In this course, students will explore the emerging science of robot mechanics as they build and program their robot from scratch, remotely control it, experiment with light and pressure sensors, create drive trains for varying terrains, and play robotic sports.

Robotics - Gr 9-10

 

In this course, students will explore the emerging science of robot mechanics as they build an...