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Sound of Science

An entrepreneurial maker program for STEM+X enthusiasts

soundofscience-950x615-copy.webpThe Sound of Science STEM+X summer program brings together the creative worlds of science, music, engineering, mathematics and entrepreneurship. This hands-on program experience is for rising 8th, 9th and 10th-grade students and culminates with students designing, constructing, and selling custom-tuned handmade wind chimes. Topics will include the properties of waves, measurement techniques, application of algebraic and geometric concepts, basic music theory, cost analysis, and basic woodworking. The wind chimes made throughout the program will be displayed and sold during the St. Claire Freedom Fest in downtown Morehead on Saturday, July 1.

Participants will:

  • Use science and mathematics to design and build custom handcrafted tuned windchimes.
  • Build a windchime that they take home and a second windchime to sell.
  • Learn about entrepreneurship as they create a simulated small business and serve as a vendor at the St. Claire Freedom Fest in downtown Morehead.
  • Present their individual technical design for their windchime and their group business plan with results. 


Photos from last year's camp

Sound of Science will be an unforgettable summer experience for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! In this 6-day STEM-based program hosted by the Center for STEM+eXcellence students will learn science, mathematics, and engineering as well as the conduct, ethics, and professionalism required for success in these fields.

Sound of Science is for rising 8th, 9th and 10th-grade students in Kentucky. The program culminates with students engineering, constructing, and testing one of three basic bridge types. Topics include scientific measurement and error, linear motion, forces, gravity, free-body diagram analysis, vectors, algebra, trigonometry, and engineering concepts.

Apply science and engineering ideas to design, evaluate and support solutions to real-world problems.

Meet and work with like-minded peers

Type: Residential program

Dates: June 24 – July 2, 2023

Lodging and Food: lodging, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are included

Location: Space Science Center, Morehead State University

*Recommendation required. See application for details.

Program Cost: $400 *Financial Assistance Available **Payment submission information will be sent in an email.



STEM+X Program Educator: Mr. Josh Underwood, Physics and Aviation Educator, Mason County High School

STEM+X Program Educator: Mrs. Amanda Underwood, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Mason County High School

STEM+X Program Educator: Mr. Chris Lacy, Physics Educator, Morgan County High School

STEM+X Program Educator: Mr. Dean Marotta, Music Educator, Campbell County High School

Contact Us

Center for STEM+eXcellence

Brenda Porter, Program Coordinator
421D Bert Combs Bldg
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2300