March 2, 2023

Aims CC offers free science, tech summer camp for high school students

GREELEY — Aims Community College again will offer a free science and technology program for Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6 high school students in July.

The Aims B.E.S.T. (Aims Battle of Energy, Science, And Technology) program is designed to provide hands-on experience with technology and hone critical thinking skills. The four-day camp focuses on science, technology, and innovation-based activities and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17-20 at Aims’ Greeley campus.

Students are divided into teams and compete in missions that use programming, electronics and robot design, games and more. Winning team members will receive special aardvark trophies and recognition for their accomplishments.

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The inaugural program in 2022 “worked so well last year and everyone had such a great time exploring our technology at Aims,”  said Dave Sordi, an industrial technology and energy studies Instructor at Aims. “I’m passionate about young people interested in STEM and the potential career opportunities in industrial technology.”

The Aims B.E.S.T. program is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with Aims and the University of Northern Colorado. The grant allows it to be offered free of charge.

Space is limited, so those interested must register by May 31 at aims.co/BEST.

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