Jeffrey Rylander

Glenbrook South High School
Glenview, IL

Project Description:

In an effort to adequately prepare the area youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), “Exploration & Innovation Science and Engineering Camp”, Rylander’s winning project, is designed to make science and engineering come to life for third through eighth-grade students during the summer of 2012. Glenbrook High School students, joined with the local park district and the high school’s science teachers, will lead younger students in programming LEGO robots, exploring the world of bubbles, designing better kites, among other activities. Sharing and encouraging passion for science and engineering is what the project hopes to do by engaging students in one to two week long inquiry and exploration experiences. Summer provides an opportunity for students to dive deeply into areas of interest, allowing them to explore emerging passions and possible future careers. In an effort to foster community awareness, the camp program will culminate with an open house and science demonstration night, allowing the participants to teach their families and the public what they have explored, learned and innovated. Rylander lives in Arlington Heights.