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Bridgeport Area Kids Enjoy STEAM Enrichment Camp

The students tour the HCC campus to view the art on exhibit throughout the campus.
The students tour the HCC campus to view the art on exhibit throughout the campus. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Greater Bridgeport area fifth- to eighth-graders got a taste of college courses in a 10-day program designed to motivate them towards education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

Hands-on activities took place at Housatonic Community College were conducted by students from Bridgeport and Fairfield Universities and Western Connecticut State University under the guidance of ACCESS Educational Services, Inc. and the Fairfield University School of Engineering.

Students engaged in math, vocabulary games, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, art and engineering projects. The curriculum used for the day camp program has been developed by NASA STEAM, campers also visited the HCC Advanced Manufacturing Center.

STEAM students also spent a day at Fairfield University School of Engineering and took another tour at the UConn Medical Center.

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