Northeast Alabama Community College sponsors a number of outreach opportunities for career exploration and STEM enrichment. Events include:
Summer STEM Experience
The 2017 Summer STEM Experience will be held July 17-21 on the NACC campus. Times vary depending on the camp. The cost of each camp is $59, which includes lunches each day. Participants will show off what they've learned at a completion celebration held the evening of July 21. Download a printable flyer here. Camp selections include:
- Robotics Day Camp for grades 6-8 - During this camp, students will learn to build, program and operate simple robots.
- Precision Machining Camp for grades 11-12. In this camp you will use precision machining techniques to manufacture various projects.
- Welding Camp for grades 11-12. Create a really cool project to take home using various welding and brazing techniques.
- 3D Additive Manufacturing Camp for grades 8-9 - Students will be introduced to design and manufacturing using modern 3D printing technology.
Download the registration form and mail it in with your check to register for any of these camps. Deadline to register is July 1, 2017.
Summer STEM Workshops
Summer STEM Workshops are one-day intensive training sessions that are offered at no charge. Registration is accomplished online by clicking on the links below. Please register only if you plan to attend, as there are a limited number of seats available. If you decide not to attend, please cancel your registration online so that those on the waiting list may be invited to attend. Deadlines are shown on registration page. Workshops include:
Contact Julie George at 256-638-4418, ext. 2214 with any questions. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate special dietary needs on complimentary lunches.
Northeast Alabama BEST Robotics provides opportunities for students grades 5-12 to become competent and confident in applying math, science, technology and engineering principles to real-life challenges. This culminates in the Fall when teams are judged on oral presentation, educational display, spirit, sportsmanship, interview skills, engineering notebook, and robot performance. Teams winning at the local level are eligible to compete in the regional competition at Auburn.
All required materials and supplies are provided to participating schools by Northeast Alabama BEST, which also provides access to technical support and mentoring to BEST Teams. Visit our website to learn more. (external link)
Sample Engineering Notebook
For more than two decades, the Alabama Council for Technology in Education has served students, teachers, and administrators in Alabama. The flagship of the ACTE is its annual technology fair, where students compete from across the state to demonstrate their technology awareness, showcase their talents, and measure their proficiency in educational applications.
The Northeast Alabama Region Fair has been held at Jacksonville State University for a number of years. The Fair moved Northeast Alabama Community College in 2014. Visit our website to learn more. (external link)
Release form for STEM Outreach Programs
2017 ACTE Fair Rules
ACTE Fair Notebook Requirements
2017 ACTE Information Letter for Teams