Today, the 2023 Carus Summer Science Camp came to a close with a small graduation ceremony at Saint Bede Academy. We want to thank all those who were able to attend, and we’d especially like to thank our participants for taking an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and helping to make this year’s camp a memorable one!
Held annually, this year marks the 21st year we have offered Carus Summer Science Camp for free to local students entering the sixth grade. To date, more than 600 students have graduated from the camp, which began in 2001.
Dan Fitzpatrick, science teacher at Saint Bede Academy, directed the camp once more with the help of Angelique Depenbrock, science teacher at LaSalle-Peru High School.
Throughout the week, students of the camp had the opportunity to explore the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through fun demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and educational games. Additionally, students were given a water treatment facility tour by Carus volunteers, Tim Postula, regional sales manager and Dylan Kemmerer, key account manager. Today, ahead of graduation, students participated in competitive rocket launches.
“At Carus, we’re thrilled to help offer local students a positive learning experience in STEM as they enter the sixth grade this Fall,” says Lyndsay Bliss, vice president of human resources and communications at Carus. “We are also very fortunate to have Dan and Angelique as wonderful partners eager to share their passion in science and make this camp possible.”
Are you a graduate of the Carus Summer Science Camp from the past? Did you pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or math? Share your story with Carus.