MHS Sophomore Emily Navarette has earned a place at the Grainger Virtual Summer Camp scheduled to take place at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the camp will take place remotely, rather than in person.
Funds to support Navarette's participation were provided by the MHS Foundation’s STEM-X Scholarship and also by Lawrence Maligaya, a 2005 graduate from MHS. Maligaya has provided financial support to the Foundation for students to attend summer camps for several years.
Some of the planned activities for the camp include:
- Two-week experience of exploring the various engineering fields through presentations, speakers, demonstrations, and hands-on labs and projects.
- Virtual fieldtrips to working research labs on campus and related industries.
- Unique breakout sessions around special interests such as women and minorities in engineering, college essay writing, and more.
- Hands-on labs and projects using materials from the Lab Kit that will be mailed to the participants’ homes.
- Meeting new people and engaging socially as well as academically in daily small group sessions via web conference, facilitated by a University of Illinois student who will be a guide for the week