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Virtual STEM Camps

Connect to Ireland’s online STEM Community

TWC Virtual is our new online home where our STEM community can come together. It is made up of the ‘Nucleus’ (the learning hub) and several unique team channels where Alphas engage is STEM sessions facilitated by Trinity’s undergraduate and postgraduate community.

At TWC virtual camps, Alphas partake in live, interactive physics, math, technology and engineering sessions, which take place either mornings or afternoons Monday-Friday. These camps are designed to fun and challenging bite sized experiences that nurture the learners STEM interests and give them a taster of the Saturday Club experience. Uniquely, while experiencing this camp in a virtual format it provides an excellent opportunity to develop the learner's digital literacy, alongside skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork and communication.

Who can apply? 
All secondary school students who have completed their 1st year of secondary school. See specific camp information below for eligibility.

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Camp Fees are €120 per five-day camp

 

 

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BRIGHT IDEAS

On this camp, alphas will explore advanced Physics phenomena such as wave-particle duality. We will manipulate and model electrical circuits, prototype in TinkerCad and become user-centered design Engineers as we innovate with light.

  • 1st and 2nd years: 21 – 25 June 10.00am-12.30pm
  • 3rd years +: 5 July – 9 July 10.00am-12.30pm

 

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LAUNCH

On this camp, alphas will build their own catapults – in the kitchen AND on the computer. We will use digital software to track and model our projectiles, and end the week developing and pitching our own ideas for a launch game

  • 1st and 2nd years: 14 June – 18 June 10.00am-12.30pm

 

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PERSEVERANCE

This camp is based around the Mars Rover Perseverance. We will go on a virtual journey to Mars as we learn about the mission, the technology that allows interspace communication and experience the interconnectedness of STEM.

  • 1st and 2nd years: 28 June – 2 July 10.00am-12.30pm
  • 3rd years +: 21 June – 25 June 10.00am-12.30pm

 

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CURRENTS OF CHANGE

We will uncover the Physics of Climate Change as we evaluate electrical energy sources, resources, power, uses and abuses. We will calculate the cost of consumerism and develop our own ideas for “going green.”

  • 1st and 2nd years: 5 July – 9 July 10.00am-12.30pm
  • 3rd years +: 28 June – 2 July 10.00am-12.30pm

 

Trinity Walton Club camps

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Camp Fees are €120 per five-day camp

Trinity Walton Club camps

 


Technical Information  

Trinity Walton Club Virtual STEM camps will be hosted through Microsoft Teams. This platform provides us all with stable and secure features where we can emulate a Trinity Walton Club learning environment as best as possible.
While on a virtual camp we recommend that you use a large screen i.e. a desktop or laptop that has internet connectivity. Sometimes you may be required to download software. All software needed and their respective logins to access this software/platform will be provided in the main session or via email prior to the session.

How to Apply 

Places on all our camps are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply through the application form link to the corresponding camp you wish to apply to. After this, you will receive the Camp Guidelines &Terms of Use document, and a payment link to process your camp fee and secure your place.

Fees 
Each camp’s fee can be found in the overview of offerings above. Fees are paid using STIPE which includes an online processing fee, and relevant links will be shared directly from Trinity Walton Club.
A limited number of scholarships are available for DEIS/Trinity Access Programme affiliated schools. Please check the DEIS/TAP box in the application form and we will be in touch about eligibility.


 
Student Testimonial 
‘I believe the best experience I had with this virtual camp was getting to meet other people and talking with them, knowing they have the same interest in STEM like me.’
The whole Walton Camp was a great experience! I enjoyed each section of the course and learnt a lot. The instructors were very good at explaining things’

It surpassed my expectations. It made me look at all the subjects in a different light and realised that the four subject all tie in together.

 
Alpha Camper 

 


 

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