Visitation school hosts summer STEM program

Twenty-six students participated in the inaugural science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) summer camp at Visitation Catholic STEM Academy in South Tacoma. The camp was held in partnership with the University of Notre Dame Center for STEM Education.

From performing dissections to designing Rube Goldberg machines, students were provided a hands-on learning experience in which they explored the organ systems of the human body as well as principles of energy transfer and its application to engineering.

The camp was supervised by Visitation Principal Thomas Jay and the director of the University of Notre Dame Center for STEM Education, Matt Kloser. The two-week camp was co-taught by Visitation teacher Gina Berryessa and Patrick Falk, a Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) educator from Chicago.