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Science Camps - Co Ed

Modeled after our long running Science Camp for Girls the Co-ed Science camps offer an opportunity for both male and female students to develop a love and appreciation for the sciences. Class sizes are kept small with average student teacher ratios of 1:10.  Our curriculums aim to enfuse summer fun with scientic exploration in a warm and supportive atmosphere that challenges students to think critically about the world in which they live.  Through hands on expirements and daily labs, students will learn to ask the questions that matter.  Lead by our strong science faculty, they will learn the process of scientific exploration. 

The Co-Ed Science Camps offer budding scientists the following majors from which to choose: 

 

Grades 6 - 8: 

Grades 9-10: 


Science Camps - Co Ed - Staff Profiles

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Jacqueline  Acres, MS (Robotics Instructor)

Jacqueline Acres, MS — Robotics Instructor

Jackie Acres graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and from UNLV with a Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering.  While completing her degree, she had the opportunity to teach university mechanical engineering students the principles of robotics using the LEGO Mindstorms platform.  She...


Education Unlimited - Jason Blalock (Instructor - SNAP Coding and Astronomy)

Jason Blalock — Instructor - SNAP Coding and Astronomy

Jason Blalock is a computer and science teacher who has been teaching middle school students since 2009.  Since 2011, he has been teaching science to 6th and 7th grade students in the Moraga School District, where he has also taught computer technology and coding for the past five years.  He has extensive experience teaching programming...


Education Unlimited - Jennifer Brakeman, PhD (Instructor)

Jennifer Brakeman, PhD — Instructor

Dr. Brakeman is a dedicated high school science teacher who holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University. For more than 20 years, she has been one of the most beloved teachers at the prestigious...


Education Unlimited - Erica Ho (Neuroanatomy Instructor)

Erica Ho — Neuroanatomy Instructor

Erica is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Yale University, and her research focuses on the systems neuroscience of social behavior. After receiving her BA in psychology from Cornell University in 2013, Erica spent three years as a full-time research assistant and later research coordinator at the Child Mind Institute's Center for the...


Education Unlimited - Victoria Obenchain, MS (Instructor)

Victoria Obenchain, MS — Instructor

Victoria Obenchain is a dedicated science teacher to primary and middle school age students.  For more than 10 years she has taught at The Salkan School in Moraga, CA where she has focused on hands-on...


Education Unlimited - Kayley Pettoruto, MPH (Instructor)

Kayley Pettoruto, MPH — Instructor

Kayley Pettoruto is an 8th grade science teacher in Andover, Massachusetts. She has a Master’s degree in public health from Boston University, in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in community health, Spanish, and child development from Tufts University.  Kayley spent several years as a researcher in public health in a private firm before...


Education Unlimited - Matthew Schwartz, PhD (Instructor)

Matthew Schwartz, PhD — Instructor

Dr. Matthew Schwartz is a full-time lecturer at Simmons College in Boston, where he teaches Anatomy and Physiology.  He received his PhD in genetics and genomics from Harvard University in 2016. As a graduate student, Dr. Schwartz fostered his long-standing interest in scientific outreach through his work with Science in the News to give...


Education Unlimited - Gladys Velez Caicedo (Instructor)

Gladys Velez Caicedo — Instructor

Gladys Velez Caicedo is a technical instructor in the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, Gladys holds a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy & physics.  Gladys has conducted high energy particle astrophysics at various labs around the world, such as...


We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.


Upcoming Camps

Astronomy - Gr 6-8

In Astronomy, students will explore our solar system and the universe beyond!  We’ll start out by revisiting and simulating the Big Bang theory, then study the surface of the sun, explore light diffraction, and build our own water ro...

Astrophysics - Gr 9-10

The astrophysics course will establish a firm introduction of the forces at work u...

Neuroanatomy - Gr 9-10

In this course, students will learn the anatomy and physiology of various systems in the brain and apply what they know to fictitious neurological patients. Specifically, we will focus on the cerebral cortex, various sub-cortical structures, the visual system, somatosensory system, and the motor system in the brain and spinal cord. The culminating event on Friday will be a case-studies test where you will “act&...

Robotics - Gr 6-8

In this course, students will explore the emerging science of robot mechanics as they build and program their robot from scratch, remotely control it, experiment with light and pressure sensors, create drive trains for varying terrains, and play robotic sports.

Robotics - Gr 9-10

 

In this course, students will explore the emerging science of robot mechanics as they build an...