The Ready SET-Go! Camp is a one-day workshop for high school girls held every November. (SET stands for Science, Engineering, and Technology.) Modeled after the eighth-grade GEMS camp, this version offers activities more suited to high-school age students and is designed to help students decide how to focus their interests into a college major and a career. To this end, professional women from the industry provide a key part of the workshop.
The goals of this workshop are to introduce high school-aged women to engineering, math, and science through a highly dynamic program of hands-on activities, increase student and parent knowledge of engineering, math, and science with regard to academic preparation and professional opportunities, provide an environment that facilitates learning and excitement about engineering, math, and science, and to inspire young women to continue to pursue the courses of study introduced during the workshop.
Due to the generous contributions of corporate sponsors, the cost of the workshop is only $25 per student, which includes lunch. Special tours and activities are planned for parents and teachers who accompany the students. Their lunch and refreshments will be provided at no cost.
Click here to apply. Camp registration fee is $25 per student if received by November 8. Late camp fee is $35. Teachers and guardians are free.
Ag from the Air
Agriculture is taking to the air these days, and at the same time getting up close and personal with individual plants, all in an effort to help feed the world! Participants will experience collecting “views from above” with drone simulations. Also, see how we can use graphic art techniques, from near and afar, to help us understand and manage plant growth. These skills and more will reinforce the opportunities in the up and coming field of precision agriculture, which spans multiple disciplines.
Biomedical engineering is a rapidly growing research field that merges the engineering and medical disciplines. Biomedical engineers apply the principles of engineering to biological problems to create innovative solutions that enhance the overall quality of human health care. In this session, students will learn the basic principles of fluid mechanics as they are applied to human blood flow, and how these principles are used to measure human activity levels.
Roller Coaster Engineering
How do you determine the best combination of speed and height for a roller coaster ride? Engineers designing roller coasters have to balance the amount of potential energy, kinetic energy, and acceleration creates the rider experience in just the right manner to make for a fun and safe ride. In this session, we will build, test, and evaluate roller coasters.