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Tufts University Design and Engineering Workshops

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Camp Information

  • Alex Pugnali
  • 6176273284
  • alex.pugnali@tufts.edu

Camp Description

Join us as we explore robotics and engineering in fun week-long summer workshops! Kids will learn about the Engineering Design Process through hands-on activities.



Where: Medford, MA

Grades: K - 12

Cost: $160 - $550



Learn more and register at tiny.cc/ceeowksps *



*Specific Workshop details on our website and below.



Kindergarten



The Little Engineer that Could



Dates: 7/5-7/7

Time: 9 AM - 12 PM

Grades: Kindergarten (Fall 2017)

Cost: $160

Through this workshop, young children will be introduced to different types of engineering in fun and creative ways. Children will learn about the engineering design process through stories, songs, and hand-on activities. Children will learn what engineers have the potential to create.



Registration Link: tiny.cc/littleeng





1st - 2nd Grade



PBS Kids Workshop



Dates: 7/5-7/7

Times: 1 PM - 4 PM

Grades: 1st - 2nd (Fall 2017)

Cost: $160

This workshop will allow children to explore engineering while helping out characters from their favorite PBS Kids shows. They will learn about the engineering design process while exploring different robotic and non-robotic, hands-on activities. They will learn the power of engineering by assisting PBS Kids characters in a variety of challenges.



Registration Link: tiny.cc/pbseng







3rd - 5th Grade



Engineering Around the World



Dates: 7/17-7/21

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

Grades: 3rd-5th (Fall 2017)

Cost: $550



Through this after workshop, children will explore science and engineering while learning about countries around the world. The workshops will be a combination of open-ended, hands-on robotic (LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3) and non-robotics activities. Students will learn about problems that other countries face and will use the engineering design process to solve them.



Registration Link: tiny.cc/engineeringworld







Engineering in the Digital Age



Dates: 8/14-8/18

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

Grades: 3rd-5th (Fall 2017)

Cost: $550



With the rate at which new technologies are developed, the ability to break down a problem and express the solution in a form that a computer can understand is more important than ever. Computational Thinking focuses on the skills needed to be a Digital Citizen, understand new technologies and how they function, and the thought processes required in Computer Science. We will learn these skills through fun, hands-on activities ranging from playing games, robotic LEGO Mindstorms EV3 challenges, and other programming activities using a variety of materials.



Registration Link: tiny.cc/digitalage







6th-8th Grade



Girls Design and Engineering Workshop



Dates: 7/17-7/21

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

Grades: 6th-8th (Fall 2017)

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 simple electronics, human factors, programming, robotics, 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: tiny.cc/girlsdew





Community Service



Dates: 7/24-7/28

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

Grades: 6th-8th (Fall 2017)

Cost: $550



Engineers have the power to vastly improve the world around us. From creating technologies for people with disabilities and building structures that can withstand natural disasters to improving renewable energy sources and creating resources for people in third-world countries, engineers impact the world on a daily basis. Join us as we explore the ways in which engineers can change the world through a combination of robotic (LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3) and non-robotic, hands-on activities. Potential to earn service-learning credit for school.



Registration Link: tiny.cc/communityservice









3rd - 8th Grade



Co-Ed Robotics



Grades: 3rd-8th (Fall 2017)

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

Cost: $550



This session will help students design, build, and program using the engineering design process. Several open-ended challenges will be posed to the students throughout the week. They will use standard LEGO bricks, programmable LEGO bricks, and other materials to complete these design challenges. 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. Students will be grouped by age and experience. Students that have attended multiple sessions in the past will be able to work on independent projects if they chose.



Session 1

Dates: 6/19 - 6/23

Registration Link: tiny.cc/coed1



Session 2

Dates: 7/10-7/14

Registration Link: tiny.cc/coed2



Session 3

Dates: 7/31-8/4

Registration Link: tiny.cc/coed3





9th - 12th Grade



High School Robotics



Dates: 7/10-7/14

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

Grades: 9th - 12th (Fall 2017)

Cost: $600



Through this workshop, teenagers will get to explore new technologies and pursue their own design interests. They will have the opportunity to develop a project of their choosing while learning how to navigate, understand, and make use of new technologies to do so. We will provide the resources and guidance for students to take on a wide range of challenges; more advanced robotics, develop an internet of things device, create their own web application, learn to make custom circuit boards, create their own wearable device, or many other possibilities. With the help of various open-source technologies such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, they will learn how powerful some of these resources can be and expand their own technical literacy and experience. Some prior experience with programming and engineering design required.



Registration Link: tiny.cc/hsrobotics

Camp Details

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