Full STEM Ahead

Another Record-Breaking Summer!

Our summers tend to go by rather quickly, and this summer was no exception! We welcomed almost 1,800 students to the CU Boulder campus to participate in one of 248 summer camps! Over the course of the 11 week summer, campers programmed, concocted, welded, and created their way through a variety of STEM activities. Friendships were forged and memories were made. Check out these fun summer stats:












CLICK HERE to view our Summer Camp highlights!









We are curious to hear what you thought about your experience with our summer camp program. Please CLICK HERE to visit our online post-summer survey and give us your feedback. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to give your input. Thank you in advance for your contribution!

CU Wizards:

Professor Steve George will present the lecture The Chemistry of Energy!

CU Wizards is a yearly series held on the CU Boulder campus once a month on Saturday throughout the academic year.

The CU Wizards are professors from departments across the spectrum, ranging from physics to psychology. During each session, the professor donates his/her knowledge and energy to create captivating and informative shows for the public.

Shows are free, and while all age groups are welcome, the shows will be geared towards kids in grades 5-9.

Introducing Colton’s Corner!

The Science Discovery team has had the pleasure of working with Colton Hall for the past two years in a variety of capacities—as an instructor, a teaching assistant and a member of the materials team. Colton is a junior at CU majoring in aerospace engineering and minoring in economics and has a genuine passion for spreading his love of all things STEM. This love of STEM coupled with his excitement for exposing kids to new STEM topics led us to develop Colton’s Corner! From time to time, this feature will bring you:

  • Fun science facts
  • Engaging games and puzzles
  • Ideas for “Science at Home” activities…and much more!

This week, Colton brings you a DIY air hockey table! With a few easy-to-find materials, you can create this awesome boredom-buster.





Materials List:

  • Cardboard boxes/scraps
  • Duct tape
  • 2 rolls of duct tape
  • 2 small wooden dowels
  • A light coaster or wooden disk
  • 2 felt circles the size of duct tape rolls
  • Glue
  • Any type of material (to use as a net for each goals)

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Pick a table
  2. Adhere the cardboard to the table, creating a frame
  3. Cut out equal sized holes on each end for the goals
  4. Create a fabric pouch and attach it to each goal
  5. Insert wooden dowel into the center of each duct tape roll; use duct tape to secure dowel in place
  6. Glue felt circles to the bottom of each duct tape roll
  7. Commence play!





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