Scottsdale, AZ, May 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Developing games using bio-plastics, scientifically formulating beverages for a lemonade stand, learning about gases and creating products that fizz are just some of the educational activities being offered through SciPreneur in partnership with Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Innovation and its CTI Academy at the Polytechnic Campus in East Mesa this summer.
Traditionally, the CTI Academy offers programs in technology and engineering for students in grades 6 to 12, but through a partnership with Discover Science 4 Kids and Biz in a Boxx, elementary students entering grades 2 through 6 can now participate in the SciPreneur summer camp programs that focus on science, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Professional development summer camp is also being offered for elementary and middle school educators on Common Core, Project-Based Learning and Teaching in July at the CTI Academy.
The SciPreneur exclusive lineup includes: Slimeology, the Science and Business of Plastics; Fizzology, the Science and Business of Gases and Bath Bombs; Lemonology, the Science and Business of a Lemonade Stand; and, Sugarology, the Science and Business of Sugar and Candy.
All of SciPreneur’s programs and curriculum focus on hands-on, real-world projects that introduce the youngest minds to science, entrepreneurship and innovating new, beneficial products. The goal is to have students connect academics to the world around them through programs that are engaging and relevant.
Summer camp for elementary students is being offered in two separate sessions: June 26-29, 2012 and July 17-20, 2012. The Professional Development camp for educators is being held July 10-13, 2012. For more information about SciPreneur at ASU’s CTI Academy, please check out the website at http://academy.asu.edu.
SciPreneur began as a pilot program in 2010 in Scottsdale, AZ as a way to get young girls interested in science by adding an entrepreneurship element and making science relevant. Discover Science 4 Kids and Biz in a Boxx grew the SciPreneur elementary and middle school programs to include hands-on enrichment, professional development and project-based curriculum that is rich in Common Core and Technology Standards and differentiated instruction. For more information about SciPreneur, visit the website at http://www.scipreneur.org.
About CTI Academy
The College of Technology and Innovation, located on ASU’s Polytechnic campus, offers innovative learning models and interdisciplinary educational programs in engineering, applied sciences, management and entrepreneurship. CTI Academy gives students in grades 2 through 12 the opportunity build, explore and discover in morning, afternoon and full-day camps offered in areas like gaming, aviation, mobile apps and renewable energy. Camps are offered in June and July. For information about each camp or to register, visit http://academy.asu.edu or call (480) 727-1449.