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      Widener Summer Camps

      From the Arts to STEM, Widener Offers up a Variety of Camps this Summer

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      Humanities Summer Camp

      Students take part in a workshop at the MJ Freed Theater.

      Humanities Summer Camp

      In partnership with CHESTER MADE and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Widener University held a Humanities Summer Camp for middle and high school students from June 27 through June 30. Thirty students explored how the civil rights movement of the 1960s affected the city of Chester through dance, music, theater, creative writing and visual arts projects, as well as investigation of historical documents and artifacts.

      Camp participants also had the opportunity to interview Chester residents who lived in that era and to walk the route of a notable civil rights march through the city.

      Widener students served as counselors to the campers, a mentorship that proved valuable to all. “The campers were able to immortalize the era through their activities,” said Rohan Suriyage, English ‘19, a camp counselor.  “My eyes were opened to how much history Chester truly holds.”

      Engineering Summer Camp

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      Engineering Summer Camp

      Students make a splash on Memorial Field.

      High school students made a splash on Main Campus the last week of June during a bottle rocket launch workshop, which was a part of the School of Engineering’s Annual Summer Camp. Now in its 22nd year, the Engineering Summer Camp was developed by engineering faculty at Widener to introduce high school students to the field of engineering in a nurturing, noncompetitive, “hands-on” environment. The four-day experience included computer workshops, demonstrations, films, laboratory exercises and discussion groups. 

      Whether building bridges or launching bottle rockets, students had the opportunity to explore the fields of chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, and biomedical engineering.

      Next month the School of Engineering will host its first Robotics Camp, as a chance for high school students to learn about the annual VEX Robotics Competition.


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