Engineering is Elementary Goes to Camp
New Project Targets Middle Schoolers
Teachers keep telling us they wish EiE had curriculum for middle school students. Generous funding from i2 CAMP helps us grant that wish.
The New York City-based educational enterprise is supporting creation of 10 curriculum units for middle school summer camps. EiE will also design modified versions for out-of-school time programs.
i2 CAMP founder Ethan Berman says the project was inspired by his own children. “Many summer camps focus on sports,” says Berman, “but two of my three kids prefer science to kicking balls around.” Looking for a way to support other kids with that viewpoint, Berman connected with our team.
“Middle school is when kids start to think about careers—what they like to do, what they’re good at,” says EiE director Christine Cunningham. “i2 CAMP will help them explore a field that’s too often overlooked.”
The first four i2 CAMP units will be implemented this summer at the Roxbury Latin School in Massachusetts and the Chapin School in New York City. Stay tuned!