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National Museum of Industrial History partners with Lehigh Valley manufacturers for new virtual summer camp

The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) is taking its popular summer camp online this summer, beginning July 6. The week-long programs, a collaboration with the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) and several Lehigh Valley companies, will include hands-on activities, one-on-one instruction, and a chance for participants to hear from young employees who have embarked on successful STEM careers.

“It’s more important than ever to harness the curiosity and imaginations of budding engineers,” said Kara Mohsinger, president and CEO of the museum. “While we formulate our plans for the future, this virtual summer camp provides a unique opportunity for children to get a behind-the-scenes look at facilities and manufacturers they otherwise may not have a chance to see.” The camp has four separate sessions, each pairing campers with a member of the MRC Dream Team, a group of manufacturing employees across several Lehigh Valley companies who are just starting on their journeys in engineering.

Campers will utilize workbooks and supplies included in registration to work on projects with an NMIH educator via video chat. Martin Guitar, Wolsen Construction, Stanley Black and Decker, Mack Trucks, B. Braun and ProtoCAM will all take part in speaking with participants and give an inside look at their advanced manufacturing facilities. Each week-long session will feature a different project and manufacturer. Sessions are $100 each and a limited number of scholarships are available thanks to grants from the Rider-Pool Foundation and UGI Utilities Inc.

More information on each session and registration can be found at

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