Abington camps full STEAM ahead

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Bubbleology campers explore concepts of physics and geometry.

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ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington Kids & Teen College gives third- through 12th-graders a fun-filled approach to academic learning during the summer months.


Bubbles are excellent demonstrations of scientific phenomena, so Bubbleology campers learned the chemistry, geometry and physics involved in bubble formation before predicting, designing, and testing various hypotheses. Finally, campers measured and analyzed the results of experiments.


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Rocking with Rocketry campers at Penn State Abington explored the concepts of flight through hands-on experiments. They built and launched their own rockets. 

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Abington campers in multimedia design learned coding and graphics manipulation, developed webpages, and learned to maintain and manage these sites post-camp. They also created and edited short films.

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The Youth Police Academy included a discussion with Abington Township Police Sgt. Jennifer Doyle and her dog, Bella. Doyle and Bella showed off their skills for the campers.

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Campers in the weeklong book assemblage art course explored 2-D and 3-D art on pages of books and learned new techniques using fabric, wallpaper, yarn, paint, feathers and found objects. 

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Penn State Abington, formerly the Ogontz campus, offers baccalaureate degrees in 18 majors at its suburban location just north of Philadelphia. Nearly half of our 4,000 students complete all four years at Abington, with opportunities in undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more. Students can start the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors at Abington and complete their degrees at University Park or another campus. Lions Gate, our first residence hall, will open in August.