Rose State College Goes Full STEAM Ahead! Published July 2, 2017 by Emily Fisher

STEAM camp device demonstrated
Summer STEAM Camps Scheduled For July 10-14
Midwest City, Okla. – Rose State College will host a free S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) camp on campus this summer for students in 6th-8th grade. Eligible students will engage in hands on activities as ART meets Technology.
Campers will use the Engineering Method to explore and create Kinetic Art projects. Campers will also utilize their natural gifts and talents creating sculptures from up-cycled materials. At STEAM Camp, you don’t just learn science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. You make it. You create it. You build it. This year’s camp will be taught by Rose State professors, Michael Garrison, adjunct in Engineering and Science and Suzanne Thomas, full-time professor of Art. Garrison said, “We hope to expose these students to the ideal of taking their love of the arts to the next level as Art collides head on with Technology and Engineering.”
Rose State College Dean of Engineering & Science, Dr. Wayne Jones, and Dean of Humanities, Claudia Buckmaster, collaborated in an effort to keep students engaged in educational activities in a fun way for the summer months to help avoid summer learning loss and to get young students excited about S.T.E.A.M. After seeking the right people to implement their idea, through the Rose State Foundation, a private donor offered to help fund the STEAM camp. “This camp should be a fun way of showing young people some of the connections - and they are certainly there – between the visual arts, math, and science. We also hope it may help some of them lose their fear of math and science or their ideas about not being able to create their own works of art,” said Dean Buckmaster.
Camp Eligibility: This award honors students in 6TH – 8TH grade who are residents of Oklahoma and enrolled in an Oklahoma public, private, or home school.
Camp will be held on the Rose State campus July 10-14 and there are still a few spots available. Interested parents and students can find more information and the application on the website at or you can contact Michael Garrison at 405-733-7489 or Those who qualify for the camp will be notified by phone after submission of the application.