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Welcome to The University of New Mexico's Africana Studies Pre-College Science and Math Program. The Summer Majik STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Initiative program seeks to advance the preparation and matriculation of under-represented pre-college students on to engineering degrees and into the technical workforce while honoring and highlighting their unique cultural experiences. Our belief is that successful teaching involves much more than the transmission of content and skills. Our ultimate goal is to create independent, self-directed, self-motivated learners, who are capable of critiquing and directing their own work; who are open to alternative viewpoints; and who have strongly developed higher order thinking skills.
This year's theme will be Nascar Student Racing Challenge. NASCAR STEM Initiative is a project based learning system, network and league through which elementary, middle and high school students practice the art of being a professional. Participants collaborate, create and compete in ways that mirror business & marketing executives, engineers, technicians, green transportation designers and motorsports teams.
The 2014 Summer Majik Camp begins June 30, 2014 and ends August 2, 2014. The program's before care begins at 7:30 am and after care from 4:30-5:30 pm. The cost for the camp this year is $125.00 per student.
In the morning, elementary aged students will have an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects, using technology in various forms, to explore topics in science and math. They will increase their skills in technology, reading, writing, math, science, and research in a supportive and meaningful learning environment. They will also work on LEGO Projects in preparation for the fall's LEGO competition.
Science Discovery and Robotics
Students will study factors which influence the relationship between living things and the environment. Students will explore careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Students will be introduced to computer programming and robotics. They will also have an opportunity to visit several science departments on campus.
Art, Dance, Media Arts, and Music
Students are involved in learning African drumming and University Step with a final performance at the end of the program. In the Art program students will explore the three circles of culture Art, Music, and Poetry. They will discover the common cultural threads that run through poetry, music, and art. Students will examine various types of music and selected poems, while discussing the similarities and differences in the themes and how they reflect contemporary lifestyles. As well as, expressing and supporting opinions in writing and discussion; analytical listening; critical thinking; public speaking; independent research will be enhanced.
On June 18, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a "MANDATORY MEETING FOR PARENTS" to review activities and program expectations.