Design and Engineering Workshops (DEW) Registration Now Open for Summer 2019

February 7, 2019 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

by Laura Fradin, Education Specialist

The Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) offers Design and Engineering Workshops (DEW) for students K-12. These workshops are single session after school and weekend workshops. We also offer week-long school break and summer workshops with a variety of different themes. Our workshop programs are designed to give students the opportunity to learn about the engineering design process through a series of fun, hands-on building activities. Each summer workshop theme engages students in creative problem solving, and client-centered design.

This summer 2019, we’re offering ten weeks of workshops! See below for workshop descriptions and registration links.

Co-Ed Robotics #1
Grades: 3rd-8th
Dates: June 24-28
Times: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $550

This session will help students design, build, and program LEGO Robots using the engineering design process. Throughout the week, students will be challenged with several open-ended design activities. The week will start with activities focusing on stability in design and move to other topics, such as gearing, weight distribution, and momentum, as the students incorporate programming and motors into their designs.

Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/robotics_1

 

WeDo Robotics
Grades: 1st-3rd
Dates: July 1-3, 5
Times: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $440

This session will help students design, build, and program LEGO Robots using the engineering design process. Throughout the week, students will be challenged with several open-ended design activities. Projects will include robotic snowplows, carnival rides, puppet shows, and many more!

Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/wedorobotics

 

Engineering for Pixar Characters
Grades: 1st-3rd
Dates: July 8-12
Times: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $550

This workshop will explore different types of engineering as students design solutions for problems that their favorite Pixar characters face. From building a LEGO robotic companion for Wall-E to designing musical instruments for Miguel in Coco, we’ll explore the Pixar universe and engage in all sorts of engineering design!

Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/pixarproblems

 

Animal Planet Engineering
Grades: 3-5th
Dates: July 15-19
Times: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $550

This workshop is perfect for animal lovers! We’ll learn about all sorts of animals throughout the week, and solve engineering design problems to help zoos, pets, ocean wildlife, and dinosaurs. We’ll end the week by combining our knowledge of animal adaptations and defense mechanisms to design our own animals.

Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/eng_animal

 

Game Design Engineering
Grades: 6-8th
Dates: July 15-19
Times: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $550

In this week-long workshop, students will explore game design of board games, arcade games, and computer games. Students will learn about the engineering design process through play-testing and iterative design using craft materials, LEGO, and Scratch coding.

Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/game_design

 

Girls Week
Grades: 2nd-5th
Dates: July 22-26
Times: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $550

The week will consist of open-ended mini-challenges using different materials and new technologies culminating in a larger user-centered design project. Students will explore the topics of digital fabrication and makerspaces, LEGO robotics, space travel, and user-centered design. The focus will be engineering, but special attention will be paid to the client and understanding problems to better address problems in design solutions.

Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/ladiesonly

 

Co-Ed Robotics #2
Grades: 3rd-8th
Dates: July 29-August 2
Times: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $550

This session will help students design, build, and program LEGO Robots using the engineering design process. Throughout the week, students will be challenged with several open-ended design activities. The week will start with activities focusing on stability in design and move to other topics, such as gearing, weight distribution, and momentum, as the students incorporate programming and motors into their designs.

Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/robotics_2

 

High School Engineering
Grades: 9-12th
Dates: July 29 – August 2
Times: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $600

Join us as we explore  engineering through problem solving, original design creation, and hands-on building projects. Students will be challenged to develop an “engineering mindset” featuring critical thinking, teamwork, persistence, and the ability to create innovative solutions to complex challenges. Students have the opportunity to develop practical skills in a variety of topics including: electronics, programming and app development with MicroBits and Thunkable; creative problem solving and design with Rube Goldberg machines built from scratch; and a fusion of art and function with personalized wearable technology.

Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/HS_engineering

 

Spy Workshop: Engineering a Secret Mission
Grades: 3-5th
Dates: August 5-9
Times: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $550

This secret mission workshop will train your students to be both spies and engineers. We’ll design gadgets like flashlights, periscopes, and centrifuges; learn about the science behind genetics to narrow down suspects; and explore robotics, circuits, engineering design, and forensics as we build up our spy tool belts, and begin a mission!

Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/secret_spy

 

Pirate Engineering
Grades: 1st-3rd
Dates: August 12-16
Times: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $550

This session will explore engineering design with a side of sea shanties, as we embark on our own pirate adventure. We’ll begin the week by designing boats to help us traverse the seas. We’ll make prosthetics (peglegs, hook hands, and eye patches, anyone?) to help pirates complete everyday tasks. We’ll also create life vests and other tools to help us on a treasure hunt!

Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/pirates_arg

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