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MONT ALTO — Penn State Mont Alto is currently taking registrations for its annual STEM Camp.

The camp provides incoming ninth- and 10th-graders opportunities to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on activities facilitated by University faculty.

This year’s STEM Camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8 through July 12 Mont Alto’s campus.

While the “home base” for the camp will be Penn State Mont Alto, campers will also be transported to several field-trip locations.

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Youths will visit the state-of-the-art Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels at Penn State Harrisburg to learn about high-tech, DNA profiling techniques.

They will also travel to Manitowoc, in Shady Grove to learn about engineering from the company’s world-class engineers.

“This is a truly unique experience for tech-savvy teens who want to immerse themselves in all things STEM while interacting with like-minded campers,” said Helen McGarry, director of continuing education.

The cost of STEM camp is $185 and includes lunch, daily snacks, and transportation to field trips.

During the week-long day camp, participants will challenge other teams in Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics competitions, delve into the world of chemistry, test their flying skills with Quad Copter X5 drones, get up close and personal with computers, and much more.

Interested students can register online at: Registration deadline is June 3.

For more information, call 717-749-4117.

Photo: Cheylene Graham of Newville (Pa.) learns DNA techniques at the Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels DNA Lab at Penn State Harrisburg during a Penn State Mont Alto STEM Camp activity.Image: Penn State

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