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Choosing the Theme for Ci 4.0

STEM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. But STEM isn’t just those individual scientific fields. It is the integration of those disciplines in a way that allows teams of people to solve really hard problems that face our world.

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Choosing the Theme for Ci 4.0

STEM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. But STEM isn’t just those individual scientific fields. It is the integration of those disciplines in a way that allows teams of people to solve really hard problems that face our world.

Therefore to teach STEM well the team needs a problem to solve. They can bring their collective interests, specializations, and knowledge to the problem to develop a solution.

At Camp Infinity we select a new theme each year for our summer camps so we can highlight problems for our campers to solve. This theme gives us a framework on which to structure our varied activities. The activities require expertise in science, technology, engineering, and math. This allows campers to see how a variety of science fields are required to solve a common problem. This helps foster teamwork—no one person can solve the problem alone, they need others who have knowledge and skills they don’t.

When we choose our theme each year, we pick something of broad interest, relevant to the 21st century, and a problem with a strong apologetics application so we can equip our campers with biblical answers to the issues that face our culture today. These are the problems these science-minded young people may one day be helping to solve and they need to know how to think biblically about them.

Having a different theme each year allows us to develop new and exciting STEM activities. Last year campers built solar ovens, flew drones, and, of course, programmed robots. This year we have different activities planned so there’s always something new, but here’s a sneak peek at Ci 4.0—robotics is definitely involved!

We will be announcing our Ci 4.0 theme for our 2017 summer camp very soon. Follow us on Facebook, and keep an eye our on our blog, for hints about what this theme will be.

Learn more, or submit a free application, at CampInfinity.com.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Georgia Purdom

A member of our advisory board, Georgia is a most gifted author, researcher and speaker for Answers in Genesis.

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Jason Goff

Jason is the social media manager for Camp Infinity. He loves helping us tell the stories of Ci through the digital mediums of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Robert Ring

RJ is a blog writer for Camp Infinity and a student at Bob Jones University majoring in engineering. He loves considering the science and technology claims of science fiction stories. He also loves reading. Throughout his life he has been a dreamer, imagining a never ending series of what ifs and maybes. From a young age, God gave him a passion for learning all he could about the world around him.

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Emily Barney

In addition to her strong organizational skills and heart for children's safety and well being, Emily brings to Camp Infinity a valuable perspective as a mother of two boys. She is happily married to a pastor. In addition, she works as the Children's Ministries Director at her local church. Visitors often comment on the high level of safety they experience when leaving their children under the supervision of Emily's team.

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Jeremy Ervin

Dr. Jeremy Ervin is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University. With his experience in providing professional learning for K-12 teachers and his time teaching pedagogy in higher education, he recognizes how the 21st Century classroom needs to center on the engagement of the learner with enduring understandings.

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Max Lorentz

Max Lorentz has loved science (and astronomy in particular) since childhood. He enjoys sharing it with others, especially with young people. He studied mathematics as an undergraduate and is currently completing a Ph.D. in astronomy.

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Avery Foley

Avery Foley is a blog writer for Camp Infinity. She holds a bachelors of science in biblical studies and a masters of arts in theological studies. She’s originally from Canada but lives with her husband and young son in Kentucky where she works as a writer for a creation apologetics organization.

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