STEAM@UAA offers 4th to 7th graders a unique program which brings science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics to life. The program stimulates young minds via an exciting, age appropriate and fun learning experience.
Additionally, they will be immersed in an English-speaking environment and have fun in the unique atmosphere of a 144-year-old-school.
We will be taking a boat trip down the Bosphorus and answering these questions.
Our young scientists are also researching things such as Istanbul’s traffic problems and its marine life.
We also study the art of Istanbul and our junior artists will be reflecting their dream Istanbul view on a poster with shining city light sensors.
They will reveal the engineers in them and designing and decorating bridges.
We will also be playing sports such as rounders, rugby and dodgeball.
Our intrepid explorers are finding answers to these questions and researching alternative energy sources and patterns hidden in artwork.
We will have a ‘Treasure Hunt’ at UAA! The teams will be searching for their prizes by completing STEAM missions.
Our talented engineers are also busy building their own modern apartment with a pipeline system and earthquake sensors!
In addition, our graceful artists are making their own mosaics and ebru artwork.
This week we are playing sports such as tennis, volleyball and American football.
In our last week, our talented young technicians are designing costumes, creating traditional Turkish dishes and using their maths skills to haggle in the local market.
There is an adventure to a local farm and the chance to reconnect with nature.
Finally it is time to celebrate! Our young scientists, technology buffs, engineers, artists and mathematicians are giving poster presentations, perform a dance show, and display all the amazing things that they have experienced to their parents.
Başak loves engineering and chemistry. She is a Koç University graduate and she teaches at UAA. In her free time she likes playing tennis, cooking and shopping!
Merve loves maths and the arts. She is a Boğaziçi University graduate and she is a maths teacher at UAA. In her free time she likes going to theatre, visiting museums and reading!
Elvan loves maths and sports. She is a Boğaziçi University graduate and she is a teacher of math at UAA. In her free time she likes to dance, play board games and travel!
Efraim loves biology and coding. He is a Koç University graduate and he is a Biology teacher at UAA. In his free time he likes playing volleyball, tasting different cuisines and spending time with his cat!
Nazlı loves chemistry and sports. She is a Boğaziçi University graduate and she is a teacher at UAA. In her free time she loves to dance, swim and play tennis!
Tuba loves educational technology and art. She is an İstanbul Kültür University graduate and she is a technology teacher at UAA. In her free time she likes scuba-diving, taking underwater photos and watching movies!
UAA's Head of School Dr Peter Coles is proud to be overseeing this year's STEAM@UAA Summer Program. He started his career as a Grade 3 & Grade 6 teacher at TED Ankara College in 1999. He then moved to Işıkkent School in Izmir where he was Head of the Foreign Languages Department and taught Grade 3 through Grade 12. Before joining UAA, he was the Director of a large private school in Muscat, Oman working with students aged from 3 to 18. He has utilised his extensive experience to ensure the STEAM@UAA program is of the highest quality.
Dr. Coles has two daughters, Dilara (aged 10) and Sara (aged 6). He loves to spend time with his family, which also includes two cats, Lucky & Cutie, and a dog called Noodle! He loves watching and playing all kinds of sports.