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Statler College to host Females in the Field, Middle School Engineering Challenge camps

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Students participate in events at the 2017 Middle School Engineering Challenge.

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WHAT: Two engineering camps hosted by the Statler College—Females in the Field and Middle School Engineering Challenge

WHEN: The week of June 17

HIGHLIGHTED ACTIVITIES: Halliburton’s Females in the Field
Monday, June 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., WVU Academy for Mine Training and Energy Technologies 
Mine Simulation Activity. Campers will visit WVU’s simulated underground mine lab in Core, where they will learn to use fire extinguishers, both simulated and real, to put out a mine fire.

Tuesday, June 19, 3p.m., G70 Engineering Sciences Building
Smart Manufacturing Activity. Thorsten Wuest, assistant professor of industrial and management systems engineering, will lead campers in a smart manufacturing activity, which includes a small-scale, automated assembly line that will be used to produce cell phone cases.

Wednesday, June 20, 2:30-5 p.m., 205 Mineral Resources Building
Artificial Knee/Biomedical Engineering Project. Biomedical engineering alumna Alex Anderson will lead campers in building an artificial knee that has to kick a ball across the room.

HIGHLIGHTED ACTIVITIES: Engineering the Grand Challenges
Co-sponsored by EQT and the Statler College; sponsored in part by Halliburton, Eaton, Chevron and Northeast Natural Energy
Tuesday, June 19; 2:45-3:45 p.m., 205 Mineral Resources Building
Grand Challenge: Reverse-Engineer the Brain: Brain Hat/Circuit Quiz Boards. Camp counselors will help campers understand the different parts of the brain by building a brain circuit board quiz.

Thursday, June 21; 9:15-noon, 205 Mineral Resources Building
Grand Challenge: Develop Carbon Sequestration Methods: Solar Powered Tractor Pull. Using a battery pack made by campers, counselors will lead students in a competition to design the body, tires and transmission of a tractor

Halliburton’s Females in the Field, a camp for high school girls, will provide hands-on activities and in-the-field experiences on topics ranging from mine safety to well drilling and bridge inspection. Twenty-nine campers from five states will be in attendance.

For middle schoolers, Engineering the Grand Challenges will immerse students in activities related to the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges. Highlights include activities related to infrastructure, cybersecurity and virtual reality. Thirty-two campers from five states will attend.

Complete camp agendas can be found online at this website



CONTACT: Statler College Marketing and Communications

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