Roller Coaster Mania! July 9th-27th, 2012 California State University, Northridge
Project STEPS• 100 students from 4 • GEAR UP is a “discretionary middle schools in the San grant program designed to increase the number of low- Fernando Valley income students who are – Byrd, Sun Valley, Van Nuys, prepared to enter and succeed and Romer in postsecondary education” (US Dept of Education) • Grant follows the students from 7th grade to High School graduation and beyond, with grant funds also used to provide college scholarships
StaffSchuyler (Science) Amy (Math) Matt (Science) Jafney (Site Director TA) Chris (Math) Stanley (TA)Jenn (Site Director) Lauren (Tech) Paul (Tech) Heather (TA)
Daily Schedule • 8:15-8:30: Students arrive at CSUN • 8:30-8:45: Morning announcements and snack • 8:50-9:35: Rotation 1 • 9:40-10:25: Rotation 2 • 10:30-11:15: Rotation 3 • 11:20-11:30: Wrap-up and Highlights
Students arrived on buses and were given snack provided by STAR or Project STEPS. Students were divided into six groups. Each group had a cool roller coaster name! Students started in their home groups every day and each group had one rotation of math, science, and technology
Six Flags Magic Mountain Many students had never been to Six Flags before and some had never been on a roller coaster before.This what by far the favorite activity and was a great end to the camp!
Thanks to the effort of many donors, students were able to take a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain! Bolliger & Mabillard is the world’s premiere roller coaster design firm. They are located in Switzerland and donated to out trip!“Partner to Education Award”