Letter: Thanks to those who coordinate Camp Invention at Dickinson State University
I would like to thank Dickinson State University for hosting the Camp Invention program this summer.
Camp Invention Director Alison Hafele and the talented local teaching camp staff helped to prepare local youth for success through practical application of the 21st century learning skills such as teamwork, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.
Sixty-six Dickinson elementary students joined more than 77,000 students nationwide in tackling exciting hands-on STEM challenges at the Camp Invention program. The science, technology, engineering and math concepts that they learned were used to solve a series of real-world problems that required innovative solutions.
I especially want to thank the adult and youth staff and the students in Dickinson for the exceptional creativity and inventiveness that they displayed throughout the week.
Susan Z. Clarke, Camp Invention regional consultant, Eden Prairie, Minn.