Enrollment for Project Discovery and KU Survivor: Engineering Outback at the University of Kansas is under way.
Project Discovery is a popular weeklong summer program at the University of Kansas School of Engineering that gives teen girls an introduction to engineering and computer science. Girls entering grades nine through twelve may sign up. This program offers two different sessions, June 18 to 24 and July 16 to 22, that can each accommodate as many as 40 campers.
KU Survivor is a residential guys-only camp that also introduces high school students to engineering and computer science. The program runs from July 23 to July 28 and is open to boys entering 10th through 12th grade.
Both programs let students explore science and engineering principles in an enlightening, no-pressure setting.
Working with KU engineering faculty members, students put to use fundamental concepts in mathematics, chemistry and physics to solve open-ended engineering design problems. Participants are allowed use of several labs at KU for hands-on lab sessions focusing on a type of engineering in which they've indicated an interest. The professors guide students, answer their questions and help them develop problem-solving skills. During the week, students will call the KU residence halls home and will take part in team-building and recreation activities, tours and some structured fun time.
The cost for Project Discovery is $350 and includes lodging, meals and lab materials. Some financial assistance is available for qualifying students (3.7 or higher GPA) on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Florence Boldridge, or (785) 864-3620 for additional information or a registration packet.
The cost of KU Survivor: Engineering Outback is $500 and includes lodging, meals and lab materials. A $100 registration deposit is required and camp size is limited. Contact the School of Engineering, or (785) 864-3881 for additional information or a registration packet.