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Sign Up Now For 2009 Summer Camps

Friday, February 6, 2009

High school girls in Project Discovery work in a KU bioengineering laboratory. Registration is under way for several KU School of Engineering summer camps and activities in 2009.

High school and middle school students can get hands-on experience as they learn about engineering and computer science principles and career opportunities.

Summer camps include Project Discovery for girls entering ninth through 12 th grade in the fall and KU Survivor for boys entering 10 th through 12 th grade in the fall.  Both residential camps let students use University of Kansas labs and interact with School of Engineering faculty and students.

KU Survivor will be July 19-24, 2009. The cost is $500 and covers on-campus housing, meals, lab materials and on-campus transportation.  Participants must register by June 1.  Download the registration form , or for more information, send an email to Mallory Engler studyengineering@ku.edu , (785) 864-3622.

Project Discovery campers can choose one of two different sessions: June 14-20 or July 12-18. The cost is $400 per session and covers on-campus housing, meals, lab materials and on-campus transportation. To sign up, download the registration form  and return it by May 1.   For more information download the brochure,  or contact Florence Boldridge , Director of Diversity and Women’s Programs, (785) 864-3620.

During the spring semester, the school also will host Eureka Weekend and Engineer Your Career.

Eureka Weekend, April 4, is a day of discovery for boys and girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grade.  Students get a hands-on opportunity to discover the coolness of engineering and computer science. Cost is $25. To learn more contact Florence Boldridge , Director of Diversity and Women’s Programs, (785) 864-3620.

KU Survivor campers gather round a robot in Eaton Hall Engineer Your Career, May 1, is a half-day program that lets junior high and high school girls learn about the fun of engineering and computer science. Students also get to meet and talk with KU women engineering students and learn about different engineering disciplines. Cost is $25. To learn more contact Florence Boldridge , Director of Diversity and Women’s Programs, (785) 864-3620.

The School of Engineering also is making plans to host a free traveling NASA exhibit in mid-April. The Driven to Explore exhibit includes interactive displays and one of seven moon rocks made available for the public to touch. More details will be available soon.

 



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