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Registration Now Open for KU School of Engineering Summer Camps

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Whether it’s for an introduction to the wonders of engineering or an immersive experience that provides hands-on opportunities for those deciding on a college major, the University of Kansas School of Engineering has several camps this summer that are the perfect fit for students ranging from 6th graders to incoming high school seniors. Registration links for all camps can be found on our website at http://engr.ku.edu/events-camps#Camps. 

 

Camps For Middle School Students

Explore @ CAPS

Students in this weeklong camp from June 6-10 at the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) in Overland Park, Kansas, will learn about engineering through hands-on activities designed to make them think creatively and use problem solving skills. Campers will also experience the KU campus during a field trip to the School of Engineering labs and classrooms.

Register here.

Dates: June 6-10 Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) in Overland Park, Kansas

Cost: $275.00

For: Students entering 6th through 8th grades in Fall 2016

Questions? Contact April Czarnetzki

Cancellation Policy: Explore @ CAPS camp registrations cancelled in writing 30 or more days prior to the start of camp will receive a 90% refund of registration. Cancellations received 5-29 days prior will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than five days before camp begins. To request a refund, please contact April Czarnetzki via email at amczar@ku.edu.

Explore @ Lawrence: The Big Five

What do engineers do? It depends on what kind of engineering you choose! Students will have the opportunity to explore Aerospace, Chemical and Petroleum, Civil and Architectural, Electrical and Computer Science, and Mechanical engineering in this week long camp from 8 a.m. to noon, July 18-22 at the KU School of Engineering. Campers will engage in problem solving activities related to each of these five engineering disciplines and tour KU Engineering lab and research facilities where real engineering research happens.

Register here.

Dates: July 18-22

Time:  8 a.m. to noon

Location:  KU School of Engineering in Lawrence, Kansas

Cost:  $250.00

For: Students entering 6th through 9th grades in Fall 2016

Questions? Contact Katrina Rothrock

Explore @ Lawrence: Who Knew?

Did you know that engineers are a key force driving many medical field advancements? Or that popular music advanced significantly because of the work of engineers? The military relies heavily on engineering research and many like to note that engineers make great lawyers, business managers and even doctors. This camp, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p. m., July 18-22, at the KU School of Engineering, explores areas of engineering that are less well-known, but important, fun and surprising. Campers will participate in activities, and tour KU Engineering lab and research facilities where research you never expected happens.

Register here

Dates:  July 18-22

Time:  12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: KU School of Engineering in Lawrence, Kansas

Cost: $250.00

For: Students entering 6th through 9th grades in Fall 2016

Questions? Conatct Katrina Rothrock

Campers who would like to stay all day for both Explore @ Lawrence camps may bring their lunches and eat in a supervised area between noon and 12:30 p.m.

Cancellation Policy:  Explore @ Lawrence camp registrations cancelled 30 or more days prior to the start of the camp will receive a 90% refund of registration. Cancelations 5-29 days prior will receive a 50% refund. No refunds for cancelations less than 5 days before the camp begins. To request a refund, please contact Kristie Parfet, kparfet@ku.edu, (913) 897-8552.

Camps For High School Students

Project Discovery

Project Discovery is a week-long, overnight, intensive learning camp for high school students. There are two sessions: June 12-17 and June 19-24. Both are held on KU’s campus. Students will get an up-close view of KU and the School of Engineering classrooms and labs. Campers choose from different engineering disciplines —including Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Architectural & Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering— and will work closely with KU faculty and graduate students as they complete a hands-on project. Each morning, campers will learn about a field of engineering through lectures and laboratory tours. After lunch, campers will make their way back to the engineering complex to design, test and build various hands-on projects. Evenings at camp are filled with activities, competitions, and chances to unwind. 

Register here

Dates:

            Session 1:  June 12-17 

            Session 2: June 19-24

Location: KU School of Engineering in Lawrence, Kansas

Check-in: Begins at 3 p.m. on the first night of each camp (Sunday, June 12 and Sunday, June 19)

Check out: Camp concludes with a final presentation for parents and guests at 4 p.m. on the final night of camp (Friday June 17 and Friday, June 24)

Cost: $750 for Kansas residents. $995.00 for out-of-state US residents. Cost includes meals, housing and lab supplies. 

For: Students entering 9th through 12th grade in Fall 2016

Questions: April Czarnetzki at amczar@ku.edu.

 



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