2011 Summer Exploring Engineering Design class for high school girls

Students work on their musical instrument

We are getting pretty excited about our upcoming Exploring Engineering Design summer course for high school girls.  The course is built around several hands-on, team-based engineering design projects.  We emphasize engineering as a creative and collaborative activity.

Last summer, students:

  • designed and created robotic musical instruments
  • visited the GLAD manufacturing facility
  • learned about brainstorming by designing an original dog wash facility
  • met with women engineers from area companies
  • learned about sound and circuits through hands-on activities
  • presented and “played” their musical instruments to their family and friends at our end of course Design Exhibition

Students work on their xylophone

This event is always a really rewarding experience for the high school students, the college student mentors, and the engineering faculty.  The event runs from July 24-29, 2011.  The deadline for applications is June 25.  Participants will reside in SBC dorms for the week with oversight from program residence directors.  The cost is $550 which includes food, housing, supplies, and college credit.  Scholarships are also available.

The event is for rising female juniors and seniors, though some sophomores have taken part in the past.

Our Explore Engineering page has more info as well as the application forms.

Let me (Prof. Hank Yochum) know if you have any questions about the course (hyochum@sbc.edu, 434-381-6357).



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