In the fast-paced professional world, future STEM leaders are challenged more than ever to communicate effectively in different circumstances, whether they be in a robotics competition, science fair, math olympiad, engineering fair, or similar events. Whether it is presenting a new innovation, elaborating on an industry trend or focusing on a scientific breakthrough, our students need to be able to communicate their STEM findings in a constructive manner. Focusing on empowering tomorrow's leaders, the Capitol Debate STEM Communication program is a distinct and innovative, two-week camp aimed at providing students the unique opportunity to improve their presentation skills and polish their delivery.Our two-week program will provide students with the proper mindset, skillset, toolset and critical communication skills needed for success in STEM fields and competitions. To this end, we offer a wide range of structured experiences designed to: build trust, facilitate effective communication; promote wellness, leadership, self-respect, tolerance, and personal insight.Our Youth Leadership Program is filled with distinctive experiences, cohort focus groups, hands-on exercises, interactive lectures and workshops designed to bring these concepts to life. Our students learn to work together to develop and inspire effective change in their own lives, their communities and the lives of those around them.
The Capitol Debate STEM Communication Program will introduce campers to techniques specifically designed to identify, nurture and strengthen the leader which reside within them. We will share the most current and effective communication skills being used today and prepare them for the real-world work in STEM fields and life experiences in which they will soon find themselves. Our goal is to educate, arm and develop STEM leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities and to foster relationships among students from different ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds.

Developing a Presentation, Producing an Educational Presentation focused on STEM concepts, Problem solving skills, Teamwork and team building skills, Confidence building techniques, Public Speaking skills, Goal setting, Persuasion, Decision making skills, Dealing with conflict, Stimulate idea development, Self expression
The most effective way to implement new ideas, concepts and strategies into a student's life is to put them into practice immediately. We realize that our campers are being lectured during the entire school year. Our goal is for campers to have a transformational experience and the Capitol Debate STEM Communication Camp accomplishes this through exciting, hands-on exercises, fun team-building exercises and distinct, interactive experiences designed to promote growth, leadership, and enjoyment. Afterall, it is summer camp, not summer school. Focus Areas for Week 1: Presentation Skills, Introducing the Theme, Rotating between STEM labs, Focusing on Public Speaking basics, and deciding on their topic by refining their 3 proposed topics (Study Hall Stations based on cohorts/topics). Focus Areas for Week 2: Refining presentations, Focus on their GOAL, Delivering a Story or Changing the Audience's Mind, Cohort Feedback Sessions, Recording Presentations, Peer Review, and Cohort Competitions.
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