Soaring To New Heights

Eastern Kentucky University hosted its eighth annual “Soar to New Heights” STEM-H summer day camp for gifted and talented students June 15-19.
The camp was open to gifted and talented students entering grades 6-9. This year’s camp featured an expanded STEM-H (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics/Health) focus that appropriately challenged and motivated the campers.
The camp ran from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at EKU’s state-of-the-art New Science Building.
Courses were taught by EKU STEM-H faculty and College of Education graduate students.
This year’s courses, all designed to nurture critical and creative thinking while inspiring new learning, ran the gamut:
Learn Physics through Movement
Hello World: Game Animation
The Aftermath of Fire and What It Says
CSI: Crime Scene Investigators
Engineering with an Engineer
The Italian Job
Humans and Hurricanes
Sports Biomechanics
Ingenious Inventions and Innovations
Race around the World
Rube Goldberg Machine
Last year, EKU was recognized by Victory Media as one of the top 125 STEM colleges and universities in the nation. The only public institution in Kentucky to make the list Eastern was one of a handful to achieve Gold Status, the highest possible rank. The University is partnering with five area high schools to advance awareness among teens of career opportunities in STEM fields.
For more information about STEM-H activities at EKU, visit or call 859-622-9252.