About 60 students attended the third annual Salina Area Technical College Summer Camp Tuesday through Friday. The camp teaches students in late elementary school, middle school, and early high school about the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and math.
The students were divided into six classes: hydraulics, welding, construction, machine tool, electrical, and medical.
One of the camp’s organizers, Lara Duran, is a Salina Tech educational services coordinator. Duran thanked the camp’s sponsors for helping keep the cost of the camp low, at only $35.
In the hydraulics camp, students built a small hydraulic arm that used plastic cylinders filled with colored water to lift and move objects. The water in the three cylinders was dyed with food coloring to identify which part performed which task.
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