Pre-Engineering Camps

2018 Summer Pre-Engineering Camps (Iowa City)


2018 West Liberty Summer Pre-Engineering Camps (West Liberty)


2018 Meskwaki Summer Pre-Engineering Camps (Tama)


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2018 Summer Pre-Engineering Camps (Iowa City)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Pre-Engineering Camps strive to develop and enhance students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills, provide an opportunity for creative expression, and foster students’ curiosity about science and technology through fun-filled engineering projects. Students are encouraged to use what they know about science, math and engineering to explore this new challenge. It is a hands-on, project-based program designed to engage and inspire youth in the areas of math, engineering, science and technology. The University of Iowa, College of Engineering will be offering the following pre-engineering camps:

  • Simple Machines (Grades K-1)
    This program is designed to have a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO Simple Machines. Students will have the opportunity to discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles; and discover their hidden talents as they design, and build their own creation.

  • Junior Robotics I (Grades 2-3)
    This program is designed to have a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO WeDo Robots. Students will have the opportunity to explore new adventures, learn the basic concepts of robotics, and discover their hidden talents as they design, build, and program their own creation.

  • Junior Robotics II (Grades 3-4)
    This program is designed to have a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robots. Students will have the opportunity to explore new adventures, learn the basic concepts of robotics, and discover their hidden talents as they design, build, and program their own creation.

  • Robotics I (grades 4-6)
    This program is designed to introduce students to the principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork. Students will have the opportunity to use their imagination and critical thinking skills to design, program and control fully functional robotic models that will accomplish specific tasks by using software to plan, test and modify sequences of instructions. This camp will focus on pushing an opponent’s robot out of a sumo ring.  

  • Robotics II (grades 5-7)
    Students will design, build and program autonomous robots using the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics kits. Participants will work in a team environment to create a robot to complete various missions. Using an EV3 brick, servo motors, and various sensors, the robots will move on wheels or treads. Besides having fun, participants will learn problem solving, communication and team work skills. As well as learning functional programming, principles of simple machines, gearing and mechanics.

  • Tetrix Robotics (grades 7-9)
    Students will design and build a robot working in pairs using Tetrix Robotics Technology, remote controlled robots. Students will delve into authentic scientific research and a hands-on robotic design.  A robotic challenge at the end of the week will put their skills to the test.  Instruction will include basic engineering skills and how input/output devices can be used to affect the behavior of their very own robots.

PROGRAM SEQUENCE
The pre-engineering camps are focused on certain grades for the different programs we offer.  The grade guides listed after each program name are suggested placement indicators.  Factors such as maturity, aptitude and understanding should be considered before registeringThe sequence for the camps are: FIRST: Simple Machines (K-1), SECOND: Junior Robotics I (2-3), THIRD: Junior Robotics II (3-4), FOURTHRobotics I (4-6), FIFTHRobotics II (5-7), and SIXTH: Tetrix Robotics (7-9).  A student cannot register for the sequence camp in the same week, i.e., simple machines in the morning and junior robotics I in the afternoon of the same week.  Students should register for the grade they will be entering in the upcoming school year (Fall 2018).

REGISTRATION PROCESS AND FEE
The registration process will consist of an online registration and program fee.  The program fee will be $225.00 (Simple Machine, Junior Robotics I & II, Robotics I&II); $335.00 (Tetrix Robotics).  A confirmation letter and receipt will be emailed to you after your registration is complete.  We will have a 10 student limit per camp session.  Please register online for wait lists by selecting the Wait List Me option.

SCHOLARSHIPS - COMMUNITY AND U OF IOWA
There are three summer scholarship opportunities available through E.B. Green and United WayThank you to these programs for providing support to children to attend summer camps!
STEP 1: Complete the pre-engineering camps registration on our website: http://k-12.engineering.uiowa.edu and pay the registration fee.
STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship assistance through the provided website links, E.B. Green (March 30, 2018 deadline) and United Way (Limited funding, apply soon)
STEP 3: If your child receives an E.B. Green or United Way scholarship, please inform us by emailing which award you will be accepting to k12-outreach@uiowa.edu.
*NOTE: You cannot combine more than one scholarship per individual. It is to your benefit to accept the scholarship that provides the most resource to your child.  

SCHOLARSHIPS - COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Please follow these steps to register your child for our Pre-Engineering Camps via our scholarship assistance application:
STEP 1: Complete the pre-engineering camps registration on our website: http://k-12.engineering.uiowa.edu and pay the registration fee.
STEP 2: Apply for our scholarship assistance through the provided website link, College of Engineering Pre-Engineering Camps Scholarship Assistance Application
STEP 3: Once your scholarship assistance application has been review, you will be emailed the award amount, and part of your registration will be refunded to you. There are no full scholarships, only partial award amounts.
*NOTE:
You cannot combine this scholarship with others you may have been awarded. It is to your benefit to accept the scholarship that provides the most resource to your child.  (DEADLINE: JUNE 09, 2018)

PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY
If you would like to withdraw your child from a program they are already registered in, this can be accomplished by logging into our online registration system and making the change there prior to April 20, 2018. Program registrations are non-refundable after April 20, 2018.

PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATIONS
Week 1:  Monday, June 11, 2018 - Friday, June 15, 2018      North Central Junior High School, North Liberty, Iowa
Week 2:  Monday, June 18, 2018 - Friday, June 22, 2018      North Central Junior High School, North Liberty, Iowa
Week 3:  Monday, June 25, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018      South East Junior High School, Iowa City, Iowa
Week 4:  Monday, July 09, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018         South East Junior High School, Iowa City, Iowa
Week 5:  Monday, July 16, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018         South East Junior High School, Iowa City, Iowa

PROGRAM TIMES
Simple Machines, Junior Robotics I, Junior Robotics II, Robotics I and Robotics II                 Tetrix Robotics

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                                                             All-Day Session: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CONTACT INFORMATION
We can be contacted at k12-outreach@uiowa.edu or 319-384-0531 for any questions.

2018 Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Flyer

2018 Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Parent Information

2018 Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Schedule and Locations

2018 Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Scholarship Request (DEADLINE: JUNE 09, 2018)

2018 Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Registration

 

 

 

 

2018 West Liberty Summer Pre-Engineering Camps (West Liberty)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Pre-Engineering Camps strive to develop and enhance students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills, provide an opportunity for creative expression, and foster students’ curiosity about science and technology through fun-filled engineering projects. Students are encouraged to use what they know about science, math and engineering to explore this new challenge. It is a hands-on, project-based program designed to engage and inspire youth in the areas of math, engineering, science and technology. The University of Iowa, College of Engineering will be offering the following pre-engineering camps:

  • Simple Machines (Grades K-1)
    This program is designed to have a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO Simple Machines. Students will have the opportunity to discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles; and discover their hidden talents as they design, and build their own creation.

  • Junior Robotics I (Grades 2)
    This program is designed to have a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO WeDo Robots. Students will have the opportunity to explore new adventures, learn the basic concepts of robotics, and discover their hidden talents as they design, build, and program their own creation.

  • Junior Robotics II (Grades 3)
    This program is designed to have a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robots. Students will have the opportunity to explore new adventures, learn the basic concepts of robotics, and discover their hidden talents as they design, build, and program their own creation.

  • Robotics I (grades 4-5)
    This program is designed to introduce students to the principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork. Students will have the opportunity to use their imagination and critical thinking skills to design, program and control fully functional robotic models that will accomplish specific tasks by using software to plan, test and modify sequences of instructions. This camp will focus on pushing an opponent’s robot out of a sumo ring.  

  • Robotics II (grades 5-6)
    Students will design, build and program autonomous robots using the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics kits. Participants will work in a team environment to create a robot to complete various missions. Using an EV3 brick, servo motors, and various sensors, the robots will move on wheels or treads. Besides having fun, participants will learn problem solving, communication and team work skills. As well as learning functional programming, principles of simple machines, gearing and mechanics.

  • Tetrix Robotics (grades 7-9)
    Students will design and build a robot working in pairs using Tetrix Robotics Technology, remote controlled robots. Students will delve into authentic scientific research and a hands-on robotic design.  A robotic challenge at the end of the week will put their skills to the test.  Instruction will include basic engineering skills and how input/output devices can be used to affect the behavior of their very own robots.

PROGRAM SEQUENCE
The pre-engineering camps are focused on certain grades for the different programs we offer.  The grade guides listed after each program name are suggested placement indicators.  Factors such as maturity, aptitude and understanding should be considered before registeringThe sequence for the camps are: FIRST: Simple Machines (K-1), SECOND: Junior Robotics I (2), THIRD: Junior Robotics II (3), FOURTHRobotics I (4-5), FIFTHRobotics II (5-6), and SIXTH: Tetrix Robotics (7-9).  A student cannot register for the sequence camp in the same week, i.e., simple machines in the morning and junior robotics I in the afternoon of the same week.  Students should register for the grade they will be entering in the upcoming school year (Fall 2018).

PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY
If you would like to withdraw your child from a program they are already registered in, this can be accomplished by logging into our online registration system and making the change there prior to May 28, 2018. Program registrations are non-refundable after May 28, 2018.

PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATIONS
Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27, 2018          West Liberty High School, West Liberty, Iowa

PROGRAM TIMES
Simple Machines, Junior Robotics I, Junior Robotics II, Robotics I and Robotics II                 Tetrix Robotics

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                                                             All-Day Session: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CONTACT INFORMATION
We can be contacted at k12-outreach@uiowa.edu or 319-384-0531 for any questions.

2018 West Liberty Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Flyer

Anuncio de los campamentos de preingeniería de verano de West Liberty 2018

2018 West Liberty Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Parent Information

información para padres para el campamentos de preingeniería de verano de West Liberty 2018

2018 West Liberty Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Registration/ Registro de Campamento de preingeniería de de verano de West Liberty 2018

 

 

 

 

2018 Meskwaki Summer Pre-Engineering Camps (Tama)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Pre-Engineering Camps strive to develop and enhance students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills, provide an opportunity for creative expression, and foster students’ curiosity about science and technology through fun-filled engineering projects. Students are encouraged to use what they know about science, math and engineering to explore this new challenge. It is a hands-on, project-based program designed to engage and inspire youth in the areas of math, engineering, science and technology. The University of Iowa, College of Engineering will be offering the following pre-engineering camps:

  • Simple Machines (Grades K-1)
    This program is designed to have a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO Simple Machines. Students will have the opportunity to discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles; and discover their hidden talents as they design, and build their own creation.

  • Junior Robotics I (Grades 2-3)
    This program is designed to have a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO WeDo Robots. Students will have the opportunity to explore new adventures, learn the basic concepts of robotics, and discover their hidden talents as they design, build, and program their own creation.

  • Junior Robotics II (Grades 4-5)
    This program is designed to have a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robots. Students will have the opportunity to explore new adventures, learn the basic concepts of robotics, and discover their hidden talents as they design, build, and program their own creation.

  • Robotics I (grades 6-8)
    This program is designed to introduce students to the principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork. Students will have the opportunity to use their imagination and critical thinking skills to design, program and control fully functional robotic models that will accomplish specific tasks by using software to plan, test and modify sequences of instructions. This camp will focus on pushing an opponent’s robot out of a sumo ring.  

PROGRAM SEQUENCE
The pre-engineering camps are focused on certain grades for the different programs we offer.  The grade guides listed after each program name are suggested placement indicators.  Factors such as maturity, aptitude and understanding should be considered before registeringThe sequence for the camps are: FIRST: Simple Machines (K-1), SECOND: Junior Robotics I (2-3), THIRD: Junior Robotics II (4-5), FOURTHRobotics I (6-8).  A student cannot register for the sequence camp in the same week, i.e., simple machines in the morning and junior robotics I in the afternoon of the same week.  Students should register for the grade they will be entering in the upcoming school year (Fall 2018).

PROGRAM DATES AND LOCATION
Monday, July 30, 2018 - Thursday, August 02, 2018          Meskwaki High School, Tama, Iowa

PROGRAM TIMES
Simple Machines, Junior Robotics I, Junior Robotics II, Robotics I

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CONTACT INFORMATION
We can be contacted at k12-outreach@uiowa.edu or 319-384-0531 for any questions.

2018 Meskwaki Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Flyer

2018 Meskwaki Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Parent Information

2018 Meskwaki Summer Pre-Engineering Camp Registration