Each summer, Morgridge partners with the Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) to provide a STEM camp for area middle school students. Youth are nominated by their teachers to participate in the camp, and students who would be first-generation college students or who are from an underrepresented minority are encouraged to attend. 

Students spend each day of this one-week day camp in our teaching labs at the Discovery Building. Participants spend their days doing hands-on science activities developed based on current Morgridge research, and they also experience UW–Madison environment via campus field trips. 

Participation in the camp, including lunches, is provided at no cost. 

2024 Details: August 12-16, 2024

Daily schedule

9:00am – Students should be dropped off at Hamilton Middle School, located at 4801 Waukesha St, Madison, WI. Students will load buses and prepare to travel to the Discovery Building,  located at 330 N Orchard St, Madison, WI. 

9:30am – Students arrive by bus at the Discovery Building and can expect to do the following throughout the week: 

  • Hands on science activities connected to a variety of topics
  • Conversations with scientists 
  • Visits to UW-Madison campus sites
  • Lunch is provided each day, free of charge 

3:00pm – Students will return to Hamilton Middle School 

3:30-4:00pm – parent pick up time at Hamilton Middle School 

Students will be doing science activities in a lab setting and will be expected to:

  • Wear long pants and close toed shoes
  • Follow lab safety rules

For questions about the science activities planned for the STEM Explorations camp, accessibility concerns, or concerns about dietary restrictions or allergies related to the provided lunch, please contact Val Blair at 608-216-5102 or

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Val Blair

Val Blair

Education and Outreach Manager
(608) 316-4691