Tapia Online Camps: STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink
Incorporate Mathematics, Physics, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Become a computer engineer for a week! A heatsink is a device that transfers heat away from the processor in a computer as fast as possible. Without it, your computer could overheat.
Design your own heat sink
Experience STEM topics
Develop communication skills
Interact with STEM professionals and college students.
• For rising 8th-12th graders interested in STEM.
• 4 students with 1 instructor
• Specific topics covered: surface area, heat transfer, conductivity, Newton’s Law of Cooling, Engineering design cycle.
The Student Online Camp consists of:
• 2 hour daily Zoom session
• Approximately 2 hours of offline work on Monday-Thursday.
• Each Zoom session will have two instructors at all times.
• Students will be mailed a materials kit for the STEM challenge.
You will receive your materials kit the week before your session.
You will need:
Zoom software (Free)
Pencils and paper
Standard Kitchen Freezer
Materials Kit (Will be mailed to you):
3/4 in. x 10 ft. 24 Gauge Copper Hanger Strap
Machine Nuts & Screws
Ice Cube Tray
Band- aid (just in case)
2020 Tapia Virtual Camp Summer Schedule- All Times CST
Click on the session time to register!
|Date||Title||Session Time||Session Time|
|June 8-12||STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink||Session Closed|
|June 15-19||STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink||10 AM-12 Noon|
|June 22-26||STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink||1 PM-3 PM|
|June 29-July 3||STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink||10 AM-12 Noon|
|July 6-10||STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink||1 PM-3 PM|
|July 13 - 17||STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink||10 AM-12 Noon|
|July 20-24||STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink||1 PM-3 PM|
|July 27 -31||STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink||10 AM-12 Noon|
$399.00 per person
Enter coupon code SIBLINGS for a 10% Discount
Registration Deadline: 2 weeks before you choose to attend.
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Virtual Program Sample Schedule
|1st Hour||Opening STEM Activity||STEM Challenge- First Try||Project Discussion||STEM Challenge- Final Try||Final Presentation|
|2nd Hour||Introduction to the STEM Challenge & Engineering Design Cycle||STEM Lesson||STEM Talk- Meet a Scientist/Engineer!||Communication Skills||
College Discussion- What is College Like?
|After Class (2 Hours)||Work on STEM Project||Work on STEM Project||Project Development||Project Development|