Kinetic (PM)Grades: 4 - 5
Dates: August 3 - 6 | 1PM - 4PM
Location: EHS 134
Instructor: Amy Weber, Mt. Pleasant Public Schools Teacher
This camp allows students to experiment with how engineers incorporate movement into their designs. Students will use flight, pulleys, levers, wheels, and gears to make designs that can roll, turn, lift, spin, and fly. Each day will focus on a different type of movement and related challenge. Daily snack and t-shirt provided; please send a refillable water bottle with your child.
Full-Scale Fabrication (AM)Grades: 6 - 9
Dates: August 3 - 7 | 9AM - 12PM
Location: ET 128
Instructor: Dru Wilson, CMU Faculty
Have you wondered how everyday products are made? Participants in this camp will be guided through the manufacturing process resulting in their own, unique, one-of-a-kind products. In the engineering lab, students will learn various aspects of manufacturing and have opportunities to do the work of engineers such as operating different equipment like a plastics thermoformer, a CNC router, a CNC plasma cutter, an injection molder, and a metals foundry. Each student will also mix expansion foam and make their own fiberglass composite clipboard. Daily snack and t-shirt provided; please send a refillable water bottle with your child.
Business Simulation (FULL DAY)Grades: 7 - 10
Dates: August 10 - 13 | 9AM - 4PM
Location: EHS 134
Instructors: Dr. Susan Helser, Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. Vishal Shah
Kevin McCarron, Stephen Tracy, CMU Faculty
Cost: $66 | lunch included
Wondering how to turn technology skills into a potential career? Students will gain hands-on experience and expand their academic horizons in diverse careers in this immersive camp experience. Led by The Business Information Systems Department in the College of Business Administration at Central Michigan University students will engage in a variety of competitve simulation challenges that incorporate complex fields such as data analytics, enterprise computing, cybersecurity, and project management. T-shirt, lunch and snack will be provided; please send a refillable water bottle with your child.
Build a Better Book (AM)Grades: 4 - 8
Dates: August 17 - 21 | 9AM - 12PM
Location: Veteran's Memorial Library and EHS 134
Instructors: Amanda Cornwell, Christie Folsom, and Andrea Graham, CMU and Chippewa River District Library Staff
Cost: Free (Students must Apply)
This unique experience will challenge students to be aware of the world around them the ways in which all individuals access activities from reading and writing to sports, family game nights, and even maker technologies such as laser cutting and 3D printing. Modeled after the Build a Better Book initiative which began as an NSF grant project at CU Boulder, students will seek to enhance any number of academic or extracurricular activities to make them more accessible for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
As indicated above, this experience is a shared partnership between the Center for Excellence in STEM Education and the Chippewa River District Library. Families will be given more detailed information and a daily schedule as the camp dates draw closer.
Daily snack and t-shirt provided; please send a refillable water bottle with your child.