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Build Strong Engineering Camp

Build Strong Engineering Camp is for students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In this free, six-day camp hosted by the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, students will learn about science, mathematics and engineering, and the conduct, ethics and professionalism required for success in these fields.

The camp will be held July 19-24, at MSU's Space Science Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with early drop-off at 8:30 a.m.

This hands-on day camp experience for rising seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth grade students will culminate with students engineering, constructing and testing one of three basic bridge types. Topics will include scientific measurement and error, linear motion, forces, gravity, free-body diagram analysis, vectors, algebra, trigonometry and several engineering concepts.

Gary Coffman will lead the camp. Coffman is a 9-12th grade science teacher at West Carter High School who specializes in providing inquiry-based laboratory experiences and using technology to promote student engagement, learning, and inquiry. He has presented at state and national conventions and led professional development opportunities in his schools.

Participants in the camp will
  • Apply science and engineering ideas to design, evaluate and support solutions to real world problems.
  • Meet professors and college students studying in STEM fields.
  • Experience the Morehead State University campus.
Lunch is included in the program. Camp participants will eat lunch at the Rocky Adkins Dining Complex on campus. Snacks will be provided.
For more information, contact Jen Carter at or 606-783-5426.