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ENGINEERING SUMMER CAMPS

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WSU Engineering Summer Camps 2018

Summer camps, dates and prices should be considered tentative until registration officially opens on March 1, 2018. Applications for camp scholarships will be available online beginning February 1, 2018.

WEEK 1

LEGO 1, 4th-5th grades, June 4-8, NCAT, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Steve Smith) $200 30 spots

  • Beginners explore the world of robotics using the LEGO EV3 kits. Campers will work with a partner to build robots with motors and sensors, then program these robots to perform tasks and respond to their environment. Learn about basic programming, problem solving, and teamwork. No prior LEGO Robotics experience is necessary.

LEGO 1, 6th-8th grades, June 4-8, NCAT, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Steve Smith) $200 30 spots

  • Beginners explore the world of robotics using the LEGO EV3 kits. Campers will work with a partner to build robots with motors and sensors, then program these robots to perform tasks and respond to their environment. Learn about basic programming, problem solving, and teamwork. No prior LEGO Robotics experience is necessary.

HS Theme Park Engineering, 9th-12th grades, June 4-7 p.m., EEB, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Samantha Corcoran)  $375 24 spots

  • Curious how your favorite theme parks are designed and built? This summer camp will take you behind the scenes to meet a theme park engineer, design your own ride and learn how to optimize the wait lines and services at the park. A visit to All Star Sports in Wichita is included. 
WEEK 2

LEGO II, 5th-8th grades, June 11-15, NCAT, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., (Steve Smith) $200 30 spots

  • The theme of this year's advanced camp is "RoboGames." Learn to build and program robots using the LEGO EV3 robotics kits. Campers will work with a partner to design robots with motors and sensors, then use those robots to compete in various "Olympic Events". Campers should have completed LEGO Robotics I or have comparable LEGO Robotics experience to enroll.

LEGO II, 5th-8th grades, June 11-15, NCAT, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Steve Smith) $200 30 spots

  • The theme of this year's advanced camp is "RoboGames." Learn to build and program robots using the LEGO EV3 robotics kits. Campers will work with a partner to design robots with motors and sensors, then use those robots to compete in various "Olympic Events". Campers should have completed LEGO Robotics I or have comparable LEGO Robotics experience to enroll.

HS Go Baby Go, 10th-12th grades, June 11-14, EEB, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Samantha Corcoran) $375 24 spots

  • Campers will work in teams to modify four off-the-shelf toy ride-on cars for four local children with mobility challenges. They will receive hands-on training on designing, wiring, soldering, basic construction skills, and following a budget.
WEEK 3

Women in Engineering, 8th-9th grades, June 18-22, EEB, 8:30 a.m. to Noon (Samantha Corcoran) $200 24 spots

  • Come meet real-life women engineers and do fun hands-on activities as they teach you about the different disciplines of engineering. Campers will get a tour to see a woman engineer at work and become familair with a variety of possible engineering majors. 

Vex Robotics, 8th-9th grades, June 18-21, Beggs, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Perlekar Tamtam) $375 24 spots

  • This camp will help understand robotics design, problem-solving, project management, team-building, and presentation skills. Campers will spend  time on working with the VEX robotic system. This camp will provide good preparation for campers interested in transitioning from LEGO Robotics to Kansas BEST Robotics teams.
WEEK 4

Reverse Cupcake Engineering, 6th-7th grades, June 25-28, NCAT, 8:30 a.m. to Noon (Sherri Molde) $200 24 spots (if we get enough demand, we will open an afternoon session, too)

  • Do you love eating cupcakes? Do you like to decorate them using a variety of candy options? Then come and join us as we learn how to reverse engineer your cupcake design using Autodesk Inventor! Campers will create their cupcakes, sketch and take measurements in their notebook and then create a replica using Autodesk Inventor. 

High School Biomed Camp, 10th-12th grades, June 25-28, EEB, 8:30-4:30 (Jaydip Desai)

  • Students from 10th through 12th grades will get hands on experience on cutting edge biomedical engineering devices to acquire, process and record human physiological signals. This year’s BME summer camp focuses on brain-machine interface, prosthetics and robotics technology used in biomedical engineering. Each session begins with presentation slides to understand concepts behind biomedical principles and then followed by hands on experiments. campers will learn how to build up a setup to control five fingered robotic hand using their muscle signals, how to perform neuroscience experiments using electroencephalography (EEG) technique and how to analyze and record biopotential signals. Campers will demonstrate their project and skills learned from this camp to friends and family at the end.
WEEK 5

Middle School Biomedical Engineering, 6th-7th grade, July 9-13, EEB, 8:30 a.m. to Noon (Sherri Molde) $200 24 spots (if we get enough demand, we will open an afternoon session, too) 

  • Campers will work as part of a team to explore prosthetics. Students will brainstorm, sketch and create a prototype of a missing limb for a patient that has suffered a debilitating loss of a limb. Campers will take this activity a step further and design their prototype using Autodesk Inventor in order to print their prototype on a 3D printer. *Due to time constraints, not all prototypes may be printed. 
WEEK 6

Hot Weelz Car Design Camp, 4th-5th grades, July 16-19, NCAT, 8:30 a.m.-Noon and July 27, 8:30-Noon at EEB. (Michelle Adams/CADCAM) $200 24 spots

  • Learn basic concepts of engineering and computer-assisted design by building your own toy car using CATIA software.  Each student will have a design 3D printed for assembling on the wheel base.  The final day of camp is Race day allowing campers to see how their designs stack up against the competition. 

Hot Weelz Car Design Camp, 6th-8th grades, July 16-19, NCAT, 1 p.m. – 4:30 pm., and July 27, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Michelle Adams/CADCAM) $200 24 spots

  • Learn basic concepts of engineering and computer-assisted design by building your own toy car using CATIA software.  Each student will have a design 3D printed for assembling on the wheel base.  The final day of camp is Race day allowing campers to see how their designs stack up against the competition. 

HS Circuits Camp, 10th-12th grades, July 16-20, EEB, 8:30 a.m. to Noon (Perlekar Tamtam) $200 24 spots

  • Campers will learn  and work hands-on with electrical components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, voltage source and diodes.Campers will work on the NI Elvis prototyping  board to build simple electrical circuit like resistors in series and parallel combinations, and measure the voltage across each element and current passing through each element, and students are also build simulation diagram on multi-sim software.
WEEK 7

Cybersecurity Boot Camp, 7th-12th grades, July 23-27, NCAT, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30  p.m.  (184th Intelligence Wing, Kansas Air National Guard) By Scholarship Only ($200 value) 24 spots

  • Campers will participate in a cyber exercise designed to expose them to cyber defense and offense in a safe and fun environment.  They will learn to work as a team, and use cyber skills to accomplish exercise objectives.

Arduino Camp, 8th-9th grades, July 23-27, EEB, 8:30 a.m. to Noon (Perlekar Tamtam) $200 24 spots

  • In this camp students are going to  write programs by using Arduino software (IDE) to activate the electrical circuit. Students will design electrical circuits by using resistors, sensors, diodes, LEDs on bread board by using UNO R3 controller board. This camps is great for the students who are interested in coding and designing the circuits. 
     

Questions about Engineering Summer Camps may be submitted by email to Polly Basore Wenzl, camp coordinator, or by phone (316) 978-6512.

Location abbreviations used above

NCAT: National Center for Aviation Training, 4004 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS

EEB: Experiential Engineering Building, WSU Campus, northeast of 17th and Oliver, Wichita, KS

BEGGS: Donald Beggs Hall, WSU Campus, north of WSU 17th Street entrance, Wichita, KS