We have had a very positive response to our camps!

Please note that the Elementary and Middle School camps are filled.

We still have a few openings for High School.

Students and professors from UNF will collaborate across Colleges to innovate solutions for agricultural, water, and medical resources and develop students’ computational thinking skills. These students and professors will then serve as mentors and councilors for innovative Summer Camps for 3rd-12th grade students. These Making, Coding, and Hacking  Authentic unique Summer STEM Camps provide opportunities for local 3rd -12th grade students to become involved in authentic research projects and hands-on STEM activities (see some of the activities here.)

Summer Stem camps will be open to students submitting applications- all applications will be considered.  For 2019 there will be no charge for these camps–All camp participation is sponsored by a generous donation from STEM2HUB 



(Only High School openings are available) Click for application: Summer Camp Application 2019

Submit all camp Application documents to NEFSTEM@UNF.EDU



All camps are 9:00am to 3:00pm M-F. Campers are asked to bring their own lunches, and science notebook to take notes in. All materials and supplies for camp activities will be provided.

JUNE 3-7, 2019: Hacking Agricultural Resources (Grades 3-6)

Elementary School students will be engaged in Hacking Stem Lessons, Minecraft Edu., and Lego Robotic lessons that will integrate STEM curriculum. Students will build trundle wheels, learn to interpret streaming data, and learn to build and interpret 3D models of drone photographic data. Students will construct actual organic gardens, thereby learning the math science and technology associated with this task. Consideration for equitable food distribution and production in rural communities will be made.

Project Goal: Students and professors will use drone technology to scan Jacksonville to identify heat index hot spots that would be suitable locations for students in the greater Jacksonville area to build Urban Gardens.

JUNE 10- 14, 2019: Hacking Water Resources (Grades 6-9)

K-12 Education: Summer Camp Middle school students will be engaged in Hacking Stem Lessons, Minecraft Edu., and Lego Robotics, along with WozU drone and integrated STEM lessons. Students will build dissolved oxygen sensors and sonar equipment. They will learn to 3D model waterways and river bottoms- conducting civil engineering projects.

Project Goal: Students and professors will use drone technology to identify non-point source pollution sources effecting the St. Johns River and then act to remediate them. Additionally, investigations using water scanning and civil engineering techniques will be conducted toward the goal of improving the quality of water in our Jacksonville harbor. Possible examinations of the Lake drying effects that are occurring in Clay county and will take place with an effort towards remediation this problem.

JUNE 17-21 AND 24-28 (This is a two week camp): Hacking Medical Resources (Grades 9-12)

K-12 Education: Summer Camp High School students will be engaged in Hacking Stem Lessons, Minecraft Edu., and robotics integrated STEM lessons. Students will build robotic hands and 3D printed hand and invent robotic 3D-printed prosthesis for specified individuals from our community.

Project Goal: Students and professors will use 3D printing and robotic Nano-technology to develop affordable prosthetics for members of the community. Special consideration will be given to our at-risk populations. Additionally, innovative medical training techniques will be considered – HoloLens technology will be examined as a training devise for surgical and other medical training. Concussion prevention and education research will be examined.

Any questions Please contact:

Dr. Betina Malhotra

Betina Malhotra, Ph.D.

Associate Director of STEM Professional Learning & Partnerships

University of North Florida | 1 UNF Drive | Jacksonville, FL | 32224


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For gifted and high achieving students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade in Northeast Florida schools. The summer camp was offered in 2006 by the University of North Florida and sponsored by the UNF Foundation, the Florida Department of Education, and the Governor’s Summer Camp Program. The camp is a collaboration among the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Curriculum and Instruction.

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