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Statler College to host Middle and Elementary School Engineering Challenge Camps

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WHAT: The Statler College will host two Engineering Challenge Camps the week of July 23. 

Engineering the Grand Challenges will immerse middle school campers 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 four states will be attending.

Move and Improve, a camp for elementary school students, will feature activities ranging from building composite bones to constructing and assembling module houses. First through third graders will attend camp in the morning with fourth and fifth graders attending in the afternoon. Sixty-three campers from three states will be in attendance.

The camps are co-sponsored by EQT and the Statler College and are sponsored in part by Halliburton, Eaton, Chevron, Assurant and Northeast Natural Energy.

HIGHLIGHTED ACTIVITIES: Engineering the Grand Challenges

Tuesday, July 24, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., 105 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 and a paper hat to label the parts of the brain

Thursday, July 26; 9:15 a.m. to noon, 205 Mineral Resources Building

Grand Challenge: Develop Carbon Sequestration Methods: Solar Powered Car

Using a battery pack made by campers, counselors will lead students in a competition to design the body, tires and transmission of a car


Tuesday, July 24, 10:10 to 11 a.m., G35 Engineering Sciences Building

Density Décor Activity

First-, second- and third-grade campers will use various liquids to explore the properties of density while learning how to work in a lab setting. 

Wednesday, July 25, 9:15 to 10:10 a.m., 205 Mineral Resources Building

Rollercoaster Design

First-, second- and third-grade campers will design and build a gravity propelled rollercoaster using household materials. 

Thursday, July 26, 1:15-2:30p.m., 105 Mineral Resources Building

Robot Lifeguard

Fourth- and fifth-grade campers will design and build a device to attach to a Sphero, a Bluetooth-enabled robot, which they will code to rescue a Barbie. 

Complete camp agendas can be found online



CONTACT: Statler College Marketing and Communications

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