July 30 - August 4, 2017

Program Tracks

Participants will be able to register later for one of the morning programs below. Click on the program tracks for more details about each one. During the afternoon, participants will experience real world applications related to their selected program track, some offsite and others located at STEM X. Participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy other activities like shooting sports during the afternoon. After dinner, there will opportunities to experience some awesome STEM activities like rockets, 3-D printers, unmanned aircraft, robots, and STEM programs at colleges and universities. During the week, there will also be a fun evening luau with live music and food!

Check out this daily schedule to get an idea of what the participants will be doing throughout the week: Daily Schedule.

STEM X Program Tracks

“Architecture is inhabited sculpture.” - Constantin Brancusi

Architecture touches our lives every day: the homes we live in, every building we frequent, and the paths we take to get there. What does it take to design and build the structures we inhabit every day? We will explore the many options of architecture, design, engineering, construction, and landscape design. You will have the opportunity to design and build scale models of buildings that you envision and better see the impact that architecture has had and can have in our world. We will visit construction sites of various projects and talk to real-world professionals to hear about how they contribute to the built environment all around us.

“Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.” - Stephen Gardiner

Registered Boy Scouts will finish some requirements for the following merit badges: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Drafting, Surveying, Model Design and Building

Ever wonder how an idea can become a reality? With advancements in technology changing everyday it is easier than ever to make something that has the potential to change the world. Digital design is embedded into our everyday experiences from a digital photograph that exposes human rights violations, to the 3D modeling & printing of a prosthetic arm, or a virtual game simulation that has the potential to save lives. Join us as we dismantle your ideas through the digital design process, and help make them a reality. Discover digital photography and image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. Create digital vector drawings that can be used to carve and cut metal & wood using lasers. Sculpt a 3D model using virtual clay, and see it become a reality using a 3D printer. Create a digital 2D game using state of the art facilities at High Point University, and experience some of the newest game design technologies using virtual reality. What can you create that will help change the world?

Registered Boy Scouts will finish some requirements for the following merit badges: Animation, Art, Digital Technology, Game Design, Programming, Robotics

No matter where you go on the planet, you will always be affected by the basic elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. However, there is a 5th element that can affect each of these: humans! Come explore the biosphere and experience how real world scientists conduct research and investigate changes within the elements. Whether collecting aquatic macroinvertebrates from a canoe, studying responsible forest management through controlled burns, or examining air quality effects on flora and fauna alongside EPA scientists, you are sure to learn how to work with the elements, live well with wildlife, manage habitat for diversity, and practice sustainability. As Jane Goodall once said, “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.  What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Registered Boy Scouts will finish some requirements for the following merit badges: Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Geology, Insect Study, Nature, Plant Science, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Soil and Water Conservation, Sustainability

Learn how an understanding of the chemical elements and various classes of chemical compounds can be used to transform our world. From metals that inflame in air to polymers with amazing properties, from the airplanes that fly us from place to place to the circuit boards in the electronics that make our lives easier, we live in a world where modern materials contribute to everything we see and touch. This track will show you how the elements of the universe interact with each other and generate matter with amazing properties.

Registered Boy Scouts will finish some requirements for the following merit badges: Chemistry, Composite Materials, Nuclear Science

People Are Saying

“My son had a terrific experience! Seems like there are few things these days that produce a high level of enthusiasm in him-- typical teenager, I suppose…but this program (STEM) really did. So I want to thank you a ton for all your work in bringing it together for everyone.”