Strang honors a strategic list of guiding principles to advance our counsel and keep our aim true. By no coincidence, two such tenets share overlapping traits and, when combined, generate a wondrous course of action.
Snapshot of the Week
Monday: Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Center, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Geology Museum, Physics Museum, Babcock Dairy Plant
Tuesday: Edgewood College, Strang
Wednesday: Old National Bank, Zendesk
Thursday: Madison Gas & Electric
Friday: UW Hospital, Madison Area Technical College
Why STEAM Camp?
First, we are future-focused. We are evaluating and aligning today’s projects with ever-advancing technologies, materials and sustainable design practices. Next, our community engagement places a priority on supporting under-served youth.
When combined, these two guideposts proved to be the idea behind STEAM Camp - our “Aha! moment,” if you will. After all, what could be more future-focused than our area’s kids?
Our STEAM Camp was created so middle school-aged students can experience career opportunities within S.T.E.A.M. disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
This truly unique program is an amazing collaboration between private industry, higher education, non-profit organizations and countless volunteers. One thing brings us all together - we all genuinely care about our community’s youth.
For five days during the summer, the children board a school bus and visit university laboratories, public utilities, private companies and non-profit organizations for a wide variety of programs.
What To Expect
Our goal is to provide a safe, fun and interactive environment, learn new skills and begin to understand the educational pathways behind STEAM careers. Creativity, resourcefulness and imagination are cornerstones to our program.
The program is provided at no cost to the campers, with financial and in-kind support coming from throughout the community.
Steam Camp Partners
In total, over 200 youth have attended our STEAM Camp during the first four years of the program. The vast majority of campers are coming our community partners: the Urban League of Greater Madison, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County and the Ho-Chunk Nation.