15 November 2020
STEM Summer Camps are the best place for young students to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in an exciting and interactive way! Through STEM Summer Camps, students are offered real-time applications and learning experiences that will help in molding them for a better future, that is scientifically driven.
While STEM Summer Camps open pathways for the future progress of individuals and countries, it is extremely beneficial for those who hold special inclination towards heightening their science education. If you are an eager soul who is motivated to learn something new, this will assist you in reaching next levels.
So for the inquisitive minds, below are some of the benefits and opportunities that it poses for all:
Presents a Ground for Creativity and Ingenuity
Creativity and innovation prove to be two important dimensions of STEM. This blend with ingenuity opens up the ground for scientific progress and the building of new ideas. Some of the recent development in the fields of artificial intelligence as well as digital learning was only possible due to innovative thinking that stems from educating oneself in the field of STEM subjects.
Encourages Learning of New Technology
STEM introduces students to the impeccable and vast field of technology and innovation. If you are tech-savvy or hold a special inclination towards technical learning, in the STEM field you will constantly encounter new technology, and likely embrace them. Furthermore, you can gain a clear picture of the global landscape, it’s working, need of the hour, and witness how the world is moving toward becoming a tech-centered globe
Adaptability to Changes
Whether you are introduced to the field at an early phase or later, a passion in STEM assists in making one more adaptable to the changing scenarios of the world. STEM teaches one to build a problem-solving perspective, examine the problem at hand, and through methodology attempt come up with an appropriate solution. It also adapts one to newer concepts and the latest information and research. STEM is constantly evolving.
Building Experimental Learning
Technological advancement is completely impossible without a risk-taking mind that is inclined through experimental learning, as has been witnessed by most of the technological advancements that have occurred over the years. Learning STEM encourages you to build a scientifically inclined attitude, thereby helping one to experiment and take risks in learning new activities.
The London International Youth Science Forum events are designed to meet the necessities of present-day innovative learning. Participation in science tours and visits can help all students who are wanting to pursue their careers in all STEM fields and gain a proper insight and outlook of the subjects. You are also guided on participating in STEM competitions on the regional and national levels thereby building your exposure to the field. Our STEM Learning Programme in the UK offers all participants an in-depth and detailed experience of learning, exposure to the STEM curriculum in addition to other programme. These structured programme look to building, as well as strengthening transferable skills.
STEM learning is the most important need of our time. With civilization becoming ever more dependent on science and technology for their everyday needs, newer and ground-breaking innovations are coming up all the time. Therefore, we need future scientists and engineers to manage, research and develop new technologies to keep up with the growing demand for humankind.
STEM summer camps are one of the most effective ways to reinvigorate the inner curiosity of young students. These camps allow students to explore, build, repair, and bring out their inner engineer and scientist. They are able to learn the various domains of STEM in a fun and engaging manner, which motivates them to take up STEM as a future career.
Let’s discuss some of the benefits that our STEM summer camp offers:
Acquire and Advance Basic STEM Skills
It is not uncommon to see schools struggling to have the required infrastructure to provide well-rounded STEM education to students. Many students studying in these schools have immense interest in STEM but may not be able to find the right outlet to explore their interests.
By choosing to attend a renowned international STEM summer camp, the students will get to learn from qualified experts in a comprehensive and safe setting, and can acquire college level academic abilities that will profit them all through their time at school and beyond. As these summer schools regularly instruct in a more experiential manner than conventional schools, students get to be involved in the learning cycle and learn newer skills in a more profound way.
The LIYSF STEM summer camp is a great place for students to foster their innate curiosity in the sciences, while presentation as well as leadership skills. They will get the opportunity to participate in real-world experiments and projects, and develop skills that would help them both socially and academically.
For instance, if a student has an interest in robotics and AI, then our science camp would provide a platform for the student to explore the future in these fields and turn their interest into something more tangible.
Gain Academic and Social Confidence
Quite possibly the most reported advantages of going to STEM summer camp is the confidence it gives such countless young students. As students spend their summer away from home, in a supportive and fun-filled learning environment, with their friends and other like-minded students, they will develop a certain confidence academically as well as socially.
The skills that they develop during such a summer experience are truly far-reaching. They will not only gain the confidence to choose a career in the sciences, but also pursue it enthusiastically.
Gain Competitive Advantage
With university admissions becoming ever more competitive, students now need to stand out from the crowd while submitting their applications. Getting a good grade in school, participating in extracurricular and volunteering activities just doesn’t seem to be sufficient anymore.
Students who decide to spend their summers visiting state-of-the-art STEM research facilities, meet industry professionals and other international students, all while showing immense enthusiasm towards learning, are generally favoured by college admission boards. These qualities show the students’ eagerness to learn and stand out from their peers, and the skills they gain during the summer school experience would also give them an advantage during admission interviews.
Exploring the Various Career Paths
We employ cutting-edge education technology to effectively provide the necessary knowledge to students, whatever their interest. As students improve their STEM abilities, by attending the comprehensive lectures during our STEM Education programme, they will be able to learn how to use these skills for a future career. Meeting other students sharing similar interests, and interacting with various industry professionals, helps cement their interest in pursuing a STEM-based career
Several surveys are pointing to the fact that there is a shortage of applicants for STEM-based jobs. These jobs pay significantly more money than other non-tech careers. There are an endless number of STEM careers to choose from, and participating in our summer school would give the students a head-start towards a brighter and better future
Meeting New People
A lot of times, we see a bright and curious student unable to express themselves because none of their friends at school shares their interests. At LIYSF, the student would get an outlet to immerse themselves in a fun environment with other students who share their passions.
They can learn and interact with other students with similar interests, which can lead to long-term friendships. These can lead the students to further explore their passion, which can lead to startling discoveries and endless positive effects on their lives.
Develop Social and Cultural Maturity
While developing a good understanding of the culture of different people might not be the first priority when it comes to deciding on whether or not to attend a STEM summer camp, such a maturity will be helpful to students in the future when they visit different countries and meet people from diverse backgrounds as part of their job.
Summer schools enable students from different nationalities to work together under one roof, and allow them to learn about each other’s culture, religion, education, politics, and general thinking. Students will learn to perceive the world around them with more relevance and develop the much-needed social tolerance.
Promote Physical Activity
With ready access to computers and Smartphone, more and more students end up spending a lot of their time indoors, rather than playing some outdoor sport with friends. STEM summer camps do their part in promoting outdoor learning and activities that encourage students to partake in sporting and other outdoor events. These help the students develop teamwork and communication skills, all while boosting their confidence.
The London International Youth Science Forum is a two-week residential summer school, held annually in central London. 500 students from over 70 different participating countries, of ages 16 to 21, get to participate in this camp and nurture their enthusiasm for STEM learning.
This STEM summer camp is held every year at Imperial College London and The Royal Geographical Society. Students also get the opportunity to visit other leading UK research centres and Universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities, among other places.
During these two weeks, the students will learn about a wide range of STEM subjects. The topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Math, Physics and Astrophysics will be considered in depth across LIYSF lectures. LIYSF also organizes visits and plenary talks from world-leading researchers.
By the end of this camp, students would have had the opportunity to engage with other like-minded members of the community, and exchange their ideas and experiences of the world. They would have made new friends, improved their social skills, and have new knowledge that they can apply at school, and gain the confidence to pursue STEM as a future career.
LIYSF is recognized as one of the leading STEM summer camps in the world and was established in 1959. By visiting our website you can learn more about the upcoming LIYSF 2021 and get ready to apply for the programme.
Students who participate in the STEM summer school and science camps visit top research universities and state-of-the-art research facilities in and about the UK.
They get the opportunity to meet and interact with leading professionals in the domain of their interest, including Noble Prize-winning scientists.
More importantly, they would get to explore further into their interests, while having fun. They can meet new people, make new friends, learn amazing stuff, and gain some insight into what they want to do when they’re older.
Summer holidays are supposed to be fun for young students. But they would be even better if the students can learn at the same time as well. Our STEM summer camps are naturally fun for inquisitive students and allow them to learn a ton of new stuff while they are there.
We offer an unforgettable summer-time experience for students. They learn not only about science, but also new social skills, lifestyles of people around the world, and ways to collaborate with diverse teams to tackle global challenges.
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