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STEM

Summer Camps

Dream. Design. Discover.

Opportunities for middle and high school students to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Join CSU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering for two highly interactive summer camps for middle school and high school students interested in exploring the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The camps will be run by CSU Mechanical Engineering faculty and student mentors dedicated to small groups, offering youth the opportunity to connect with leaders at their local university.

Held at CSU’s state-of-the-art engineering facilities, these exciting and educational programs will strike a balance between hands-on learning and socializing. Each day will include an icebreaker, two lessons, two activities, two social opportunities to connect with fellow students, lunch, and a debriefing. Lunch will be provided and held at interesting spots around campus, both indoors and outside.

Core science and engineering ideas will provide students with essential information to build upon and integrate throughout their lives. View the camps below!

Join CSU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering for two highly interactive summer camps for middle school and high school students interested in exploring the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The camp will be run by CSU Mechanical Engineering faculty and student mentors dedicated to small groups, offering youth the opportunity to connect with leaders at their local university.

Held at CSU’s state-of-the-art engineering facilities, these exciting and educational programs will strike a balance between hands-on learning and socializing. Each day will include an icebreaker, two lessons, two activities, two social opportunities to connect with fellow students, lunch, and a debriefing. Lunch will be provided and held at interesting spots around campus, both indoors and outside.

Core science and engineering ideas will provide students with essential information to build upon and integrate throughout their lives. View the camps below!

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Engineering Your World

Dates: June 13-17, 2022
Ages: 13 – 14
Time: 9am – 4pm
Cost: $500

Students will discover solutions to engineering challenges by exploring five disciplines: mechanical, electrical, civil, biomedical, and chemical engineering through ten hands-on activities designed to simulate a collaborative lab environment and spark the imagination.

Each student will: build a saltwater circuit and DC motor; design and build a swamp cooler, Mars rover egg-lander, and artificial bicep; create, construct, and test the strength of a bridge made of spaghetti, prosthetic leg, and clay boat; test and analyze sunscreen; and test and modify the chemical composition of slime to maximize its “bounce” factor.

Key practices will enhance students’ critical thinking, time management, and problem-solving skills, and involve collecting and analyzing data, conducting experiments, using models, carrying out investigations, materials processing, and working with design and budget constraints.

REGISTRATION

Register by April 3 to guarantee your spot with a $150 nonrefundable deposit. If you register after April 3, payment is due in full. Final payment is due by May 22. 

Registration has now closed for this year's events.

Designing Your World

Dates: June 20-24, 2022
Ages: 14 – 16
Time: 9am – 4pm
Cost: $530

Students will discover solutions to engineering challenges by exploring the process of  design through two hands-on activities chosen to simulate real-world, engineered robots. 

Faculty and student mentors will work one-on-one with students to design, build, test, iterate, and demonstrate an Arduino-controlled robot that represents a simplified version of real-world autonomous vehicles, and a remote-controlled underwater robot that represents a simplified version of real-world remotely operated vehicles (ROV). Students will be able to use 3D printers to build personalized elements of their designs. 

These hands-on projects will help students to develop a scientific view of the world around them, and enhance their critical thinking, time management, and problem-solving skills while practicing the design process. 

REGISTRATION

Register by April 3 to guarantee your spot with a $150 nonrefundable deposit. If you register after April 3, payment is due in full. Final payment is due by May 22. 

Registration has now closed for this year's events.
CSU Engineering students mentor Fort Collins middle and high school girls.

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