Poudre Middle School2019-04-15T09:33:10-06:00

Poudre Middle School

Dates:  June 3-7, 2019

Location:  Poudre High School,  201 N. Impala Drive, Fort Collins, CO

Time:  8:00am – 3:00pm

Who: Students entering 6th – 9th grades in the Fall of 2019 from any school, public, private or international. There is an application process and candidates need to have recommendations from a teacher (or parent for home-school students) and a non-parent adult.  See (STEM Applications page) for more information.

How Much:  Full day STEM is $390 per week.  Half day STEM is $220 per week. Tuition includes lunch and course materials.

2019 Classes

Full Day Students – Select 2 Courses, 1 morning and 1 afternoon
Half Day Students – Select 1 morning OR 1 afternoon Course

Applicants will have the opportunity to pick classes once they have been accepted into the program.

 Morning  8:00am-11:15am

Explore the technical side of theater! Build sets, design lights, run sound, paint backdrops, create costumes, and make new friends!

This class is to illustrate the more feminine, creative side of chemistry/chemical engineering. We will breaking down the stereotypical engineer to reveal a profession involved in everything from creating the next hot color of nail polish to Jennifer Lopez’s newest fragrance.

Creating, and Modding: Minecraft is the ultimate creative sandbox. We will use MinecraftEDU to demonstrate how teams can create amazing virtual worlds. We’ll explore some interactive features that make your Minecraft world fun for everyone, and learn about modding so you can create your own special Minecraft blocks, characters, and behaviors. Even if you are new to Minecraft, come explore with us!

Ever wonder what it takes to be an entrepreneur and own your own business after high school? Do you know how long you are supposed to wash your hands before you touch food for safety and sanitation? Have you shopped and compared food prices and calculated food costs? Be ready to roll and Food Truck On!

Have you ever dreamed of getting in the left seat of a Boeing 787 with your captain’s epaulets on your shoulders and taking off on runway 36L? Or maybe you have the ‘right stuff’ and want to join NASA as a commander. It all starts with basic flight training and this course is designed to give an introduction to becoming a pilot using a personal computer-based flight training device. The class will take a field trip to a local airport. This class will be a lot of hard, fun, focused work.

Robots Everywhere! Robots are working everywhere and making the world better. Automation, design, maintenance and controlling robots is an exploding field! Get on board the robotics train with Next Step Robotics where you will grow your basic understanding of robot design, control/programming, and function. Some experience with robotics is recommended.

Are you interested in drones? Have you set a goal of earning your FAA Drone Pilot License? Join us for a introduction to drone construction and flight and start your journey

Learn the basics for developing Virtual Reality (VR) games and experiences in this instructor-led workshop. Explore VR design concepts and video game development tools for creating virtual environments. Participants create roomscale VR experiences using the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Walk away with the knowledge to begin creating VR content!

Afternoon  11:45am-3:00pm

Unfold the mystery of fundamental chemical reactions while creating powerful and colorful chemistry uproar on your bench! Create your own bottle rocket, fire extinguisher and hot or cold packs using common household chemicals, learn to manipulate some amazing polymers, experiment safely with dry ice and liquid nitrogen, and much more… No prior knowledge of chemistry is required.

Wonder Girl is a fitness class for girls, but fitness is our tool, not our end goal. The end goal is confidence that comes from courageously tackling challenges-discovering that we are far more capable than we ever dreamed and understanding that comes from exploring the connections between nutrition, exercise, and physical and emotional health.

Ever wonder what it takes to be an entrepreneur and own your own business after high school? Do you know how long you are supposed to wash your hands before you touch food for safety and sanitation? Have you shopped and compared food prices and calculated food costs? Be ready to roll and Food Truck On!

Have you ever dreamed of getting in the left seat of a Boeing 787 with your captain’s epaulets on your shoulders and taking off on runway 36L? Or maybe you have the ‘right stuff’ and want to join NASA as a commander. It all starts with basic flight training and this course is designed to give an introduction to becoming a pilot using a personal computer-based flight training device. The class will take a field trip to a local airport. This class will be a lot of hard, fun, focused work.

Robots Everywhere! Robots are working everywhere and making the world better. Automation, design, maintenance and controlling robots is an exploding field! Get on board the robotics train with Next Step Robotics where you will grow your basic understanding of robot design, control/programming, and function. Some experience with robotics is recommended.

You asked for it! Welding is now available as an option for this year’s STEM-X. The process we use will be MIG welding and will take place in a PSD welding shop. Participants must be safety minded and able to carefully follow all instructions and guidelines.

Java is the language of Minecraft, Google and various applications around the world. Let’s embark on a journey of discovering how to bring your ideas to life through the programming language of Java. This course will test your knowledge of algebra skills and basic logic, honing mathematical abilities while providing your own creative outlet.

This course will introduce students to a new and developing technology from Toys2Life. Students will create character-based interactive dialogs with their own voices while personalizing toys. Learn authoring, programming, writing while tapping your amazing imagination and bring toys to life!

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