OLLU hosts STEAM summer camp

OLLU’s Provost’s Office and Academic Center for Excellence hosted its first Habitable World STEAM Summer Camp June 10-14. The focus for this middle school STEAM camp was “Water—where there is water, there is life.”

Fifteen students participated in activities that included studying the water cycle, testing water quality, building an aquifer, creating art from nature and recycled materials, and writing about science in rhetorical forms as varied as public service announcements, essays and poetry.

Dr. Rosa Rivera-Hainaj created and taught the science curriculum. Dr. Kirsten Komara and Sabrina Zertuche created writing projects that integrated students’ water discoveries. The students who participated attend middle schools from around the San Antonio area. The STEAM Camp held an exposition of their work on the final day of camp.