MINES Summer Camp
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MINES Summer Camp

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MINES Summer Camp participants will be chaperoned at all times. Campers will enjoy many fun activities, which may include trips to hot springs, caverns, frisbee golf, hiking, fishing and exploring Butte, Montana. Activities are still being determined and this agenda is initial and will become more detailed as slight revisions occur.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Check-in, orientation, ice breakers, dinner and keynote speakers.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Chemistry, Biological Sciences, CFWEP, Biostatistics

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Field Session

  • Campers will be escorted to a variety of field stations in Deer Lodge, Montana where they will assess water chemistry and habitat. The young women will assist professional women with plant, bird and macro-invertebrate identification. They will use a mist net to catch birds and tag them. Later, the young women will be brought to Montana Tech’s labs to further study fish, diatoms, water samples, and use biostatistics to log and study their collections.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Computer Science, Software Engineering, Networking Technology, Health Care Informatics, & Math

Field Session:

  • There is an emergency (simulated) disease outbreak in the United States. Campers will learn how clinicians, patients, and family members would be affected by an outbreak and how media will impact decisions and work environment. They will join professional women on a field trip to the Emergency Department and learn about disease protocols, triaging large groups of people and isolation. They will design a website and communication medium to keep people informed about the outbreak.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, OSH, Geological Engineering

Field Session:

  • Travel to Imery’s Sappington Talc Processing Facility, right outside of Yellowstone National Park, where professional female engineers will take you on a tour and explain how metallurgical and materials, mechanical, electrical, environmental and mining engineers work together to build and operate a major mineral processing facility. Afterwards, you will drive to Quake Lake and visit the landslide and discuss why the landslide occurred during the 1959 earthquake.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Petroleum Engineering

Field Session:

  • Campers will witness the power of explosives and learn about underground mining. You will also learn how Montana Tech uses the mine to heat one of our buildings. Then, learn what it takes to drill a 10,000-foot deep hole using the same technology petroleum engineers use to design deep wells. Later, the young women will use a simulator to drill a well and deal with any issues that may come up and further explore all of the exciting career paths in the petroleum industry.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fun Day: A day full of fun under the Big Sky. Activities will likely include swimming, fishing, hiking, kayaking, etc.). Friday night will include a keynote speaker, a trolley tour, a tour of the uptown artwalk, and a tour of the science center.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Camp will be conluded on Saturday evening after a day of games, map-making, poster presentations, a keynote speaker, an awards dinner with parents and more.