Events

The STEAM Labs™ team members frequently present their research at national and international conferences, offer workshops for educators and summer camps for K-12 students. Please see list of upcoming events for additional information.

  • June
    1–5, 2020

    The Art of Engineering: Chain-Reaction STEAM Machines™ (cancelled due to COVID)

    June 1–5, 2020ASU Chandler Innovation Center, 249 East Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225

    In this exciting hands-on day camp for grades 7 – 10, participants will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts like simple machines, electric circuits, programming and computational thinking, music, and storytelling. The project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication. The camp will culminate with the design and construction of a giant thematic chain-reaction machine! Camp registration is $250.

  • June
    8–12, 2020

    The Art of Invention: Design and Visualization with STEAM Machines™ (cancelled due to COVID)

    June 8–12, 2020ASU Polytechnic Campus - Technology Center, 6075 Innovation Way W, Mesa, AZ 85212

    In this exciting hands-on day camp for grades 8 – 12, participants will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts like simple machines, electric circuits, programming and computational thinking, music, and storytelling. Participants will design, build, and document their own chain reaction machines using a project-based approach that emphasizes problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication. This is combined with photography of the machine in a full commercial studio, where participants will learn about image control via aperture/shutter/ISO choices, stroboscopic light control, high speed and thermal imaging. Final photos will be printed in our Print and Imaging Lab on the ASU Polytechnic campus. The camp will culminate with the exposition of a giant thematic chain-reaction machine and printed photographs that participants can take home! Camp registration is $250.

  • June
    15–19, 2020

    Make the Escape (cancelled due to COVID)

    June 15–19, 2020ASU Chandler Innovation Center, 249 East Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225

    Join us for a thrilling new STEAM camp for grades 8 – 12 this year… “Make the Escape!” Hone your skills in science, technology, engineering, art, and math while you explore, solve and evaluate a variety of mind-bending puzzles. Work with peers to brainstorm innovative puzzle, theme and story ideas. Utilize logic, physics and computer programming to design, create and deploy your own Escape Room scenario in an immersive setting for your family and friends to play. Camp registration is $250.

  • June
    22–26, 2020

    STEAMpunk Machines™ in Motion (cancelled due to COVID)

    June 22–26, 2020ASU Chandler Innovation Center, 249 East Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225

    Board your airships and jettison the ballast! Join in the fight to save a dystopian realm and create beautiful and imaginative kinetic sculptures that tell your hero’s tale.  In this immersive week-long camp, participants in grades 8 – 12 will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts to construct their own steampunk-themed automata. Instructional content will focus on mechanical movement design, electric circuits, genre specific aesthetics, retro-futuristic storytelling, programming, and computational thinking. The project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication. The camp will culminate with an exposition of finished automata projects that student engineers can take home with them! Camp registration is $300.

  • July
    13–17, 2020

    STEAMpunk Machines™ in Motion (cancelled due to COVID)

    July 13–17, 2020ASU Polytechnic Campus - Technology Center, 6075 Innovation Way W, Mesa, AZ 85212

    Board your airships and jettison the ballast! Join in the fight to save a dystopian realm and create beautiful and imaginative kinetic sculptures that tell your hero’s tale.  In this immersive week-long camp, participants in grades 8 – 12 will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts to construct their own steampunk-themed automata. Instructional content will focus on mechanical movement design, electric circuits, genre specific aesthetics, retro-futuristic storytelling, programming, and computational thinking. The project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication. The camp will culminate with an exposition of finished automata projects that student engineers can take home with them! Camp registration is $300.

  • July
    20–24, 2020

    The Art of Engineering: Chain-Reaction STEAM Machines™ (cancelled due to COVID)

    July 20–24, 2020ASU Polytechnic Campus - Technology Center, 6075 Innovation Way W, Mesa, AZ 85212

    In this exciting hands-on day camp for grades 7 – 10, participants will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts like simple machines, electric circuits, programming and computational thinking, music, and storytelling. The project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication. The camp will culminate with the design and construction of a giant thematic chain-reaction machine! Camp registration is $250.

  • July
    20–24, 2020

    Make the Escape (cancelled due to COVID)

    July 20–24, 2020ASU Polytechnic Campus, 7001 E Williams Field Road, Mesa, AZ 85212

    Join us for a thrilling new STEAM camp for grades 8 – 12 this year… “Make the Escape!” Hone your skills in science, technology, engineering, art, and math while you explore, solve and evaluate a variety of mind-bending puzzles. Work with peers to brainstorm innovative puzzle, theme and story ideas. Utilize logic, physics and computer programming to design, create and deploy your own Escape Room scenario in an immersive setting for your family and friends to play. Camp registration is $250.

  • July
    27–31, 2020

    The Art of Engineering: STEAM Machines™ Maker Camp (cancelled due to COVID)

    July 27–31, 2020ASU Polytechnic Campus - Technology Center, 6075 Innovation Way W, Mesa, AZ 85212

    In this exciting hands-on day camp for grades 7 – 10, participants will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts like simple machines, electric circuits, programming and computational thinking, music, and storytelling. Participants will also have access to 3-D printers, laser cutters, Arduino microcontrollers, and a multitude of other cutting-edge technologies to add detail and complexity to their contraptions. The project-based approach will emphasize problem identification, brainstorming, problem solving, rapid prototyping, teamwork, and communication. The camp will culminate with the design and construction of a giant thematic chain-reaction machine! Camp registration is $250.