Genesis Lab Summer Camps Return to Payson Library

Guest post by Anna Speth, Librarian for Emerging Technology and Digital Projects

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Middle school students use one of the Genesis Lab’s virtual reality rigs during summer camp. Photo: Ron Hall, Pepperdine University

This June and July, the Genesis Lab will host its second year of summer camps for elementary and middle schoolers. The Genesis Lab houses emerging technology and is open to the entire Pepperdine community for academic and personal use. 3D printing services, virtual reality, vinyl cutting and more are all available in the Lab. During the summer, we open our doors to the general public by running STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) camps for kids.

Last year, our campers became part of a crime fighting organization called the Interstellar Syndicate and chased the evil Dr. Malchronos around to different places and times (with our time machine, of course). Each day was set in a new location, including 15th century Macchu Picchu, 2nd century BCE China, and 2nd century Egypt.  At each place they faced challenges that could only be solved by implementing the technology available in the Genesis Lab. Campers learned how to 3D print, program a robot, and investigate a crime scene. This year, the Interstellar Syndicate finds themselves trapped in an alternate reality. They will work together to master the technological skills needed to understand this new world and then escape! Space is still available in this year’s camp sessions.
Find out more or register on the Genesis Lab website!

We also work with kids from groups historically underrepresented in the STEM fields. Help support our ability to offer them spots at camp for no cost by donating here.


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Genesis Lab Summer Camps Return to Payson Library
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