Get your game on! Campers will explore the server side of online gaming through Minecraft and Steam-based game servers. Deploy and manage (and play!) a multiplayer game server on a cloud-based service. Tackle network setup, server configuration, security constraints, and game customization through modules (‘mods), plug-ins and extensions. Registration is required.
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This camp is designed by UNI Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) faculty to inspire talented middle school students and build a foundation for understanding energy, power generation, renewable energy sources, science, engineering, and technology. Spend the week at the UNI Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) facility exploring energy sources, especially renewable energy. Get your hands on EET lab equipment (including solar panels, wind tunnel, and turbine) to investigate circuits, generators and motors. Once you’ve got the basics of energy down, you will work in teams with LEGO Renewable Energy Kits to solve a series of challenges. Registration is required.
Campers will form teams to design and build Lego EV3 robots. Team members will work together programming their robots to solve a variety of simulated problems. For boys and girls with no previous experience through beginner level robotics and programming experience. This camp will build programming, design and problem solving skills in an exciting and fun environment. Registration is required.
Campers will form teams to design and build Lego EV3 robots. Team members will work together programming their robots to solve a variety of simulated problems. For girls with no previous experience through beginner level robotics and programming experience, this camp will build programming, design and problem solving skills in an exciting and fun environment. Registration is required.
Camp MultiMedia is a week-long summer camp that offers middle-school-aged campers the opportunity to become creators, and not just consumers, of digital media. For almost a decade, CMM has introduced campers to innovative technology that is already related to their interests as consumers of media. Importantly, while campers acquire notable technological skills (in programming or software use or hardware modification) they are also given instruction to apply aesthetic principles to the artifacts that they design. This year’s specializations include: 3-D Modeling and Printing, Video Game Design, Advanced Video Game Design (Minecraft & Raspberry Pi) & Photo and Video for Social Media. Registration is required.
Explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the understanding of magic. This camp is designed for 4-12 grade students who have communication disorders, learning disabilities or are considered at-risk/low literacy learners. Students will be assigned to teams of similar aged peers. Activities include demonstrations of magic (discrepant events) that piques the campers’ curiosity and on-campus field trips such as visiting the botanical center. Magic activities will be demonstrated followed by counselors leading campers through steps to be able to explain and demonstrate the magic and the STEM concepts to others. Magic and field trip activities will utilize reading, writing and theater to retain information learned. On Friday, campers will demonstrate their favorite activities and explain how they work to their families. Registration is required.
Come explore the Tallgrass Prairie through art, science,and technology! We will visit UNI’s prairie preserves to learn about the plants and animals that live on the prairie and then create photographs, sketches and other art inspired byour exploration. If you love being outdoors and learning about nature and art, this camp is for you! Registration is required.
Have you ever wondered how people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias experience the world? This presentation will discuss changes in sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Family caregivers, professional caregivers, students and the community are welcome.
The Shelley v. Kraemer U.S. Supreme Court decision, perhaps more than any other ruling in modern times, literally and figuratively changed the face of our nation. This 1948 case ended the practice of "restrictive real estate covenants" that dictated where people could, and could not, live based on issues of race, color, creed and national origin. The documentary will explain and describe the events that led up to this milestone ruling and the actions of the individuals who banded together to help bring it about. Jeffrey Copeland, languages and literatures, will give a brief talk about how this historic ruling changed the country. There will also be film clips of some of those involved in the case and their relatives speaking about their experiences.
Good Neighbor Iowa is a statewide public education campaign to reduce children’s exposure to lawn pesticides and protect water quality. Speakers include a park director, a family physician, Dubuque city staff and a childcare center director. They will share their insights on pesticide use and the harmful effects of pesticide exposure on children. Attendees will learn the value of diverse, pesticide-free lawns, sign a pesticide-free pledge, grow their own sample of pesticide-free grass, as well as other activities and will receive free a choice of “Good Neighbor” yard signs, frisbees and cups.