Youth Programs

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Engineering Ages 8 - 9

Thank you for considering sending your child to our Engineering Expectations summer programs. We strive to provide the best possible experience for your child during their time at Engineering Expectations. In order to ensure a quality experience, we have created a variety of different programs that are suited for appropriate ages and maturity levels.

Kid E Corps of Engineers

Join the Kid E Corps of Engineering and develop your engineering skills as you design and build devices that will help you storm the castle, rocket to the moon, and dive to the deep sea. Engineer an amusement park ride that no kids (or Lego people) can resist. Investigate the different disciplines of engineering and explore what the Army Corps of Engineers do.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

Session 1: July 17-21

Session 2: August 7-11

Tuition: $280
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Kid E Corps of Engineers, click here

Mechanical Mayhem *Filling Fast

Put your Mechanical Engineering skills to the test as we create total mayhem! Deconstruct simple machines and explore how they work. Imagine, design and create your own contraptions with moveable parts. The gadgets you create will be teaching different mechanical principles such as thermodynamics or energy transfer through fun and engaging engineering activities. This camp is sure to bring out the inventor in you.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

July 24-28 *Filling Fast

Tuition: $280
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Mechanical Mayhem, click here 

BlaSTEM

Celebrate the 4th of July with rockets, fountains, spinners and more. Create your own pop-rocks ice cream and pop-rocket art work. Discover different fun and colorful chemical reactions and experiment with how to optimize them. Find out what we mean by 'elephant toothpaste' and 'growing snakes'. Continue the holiday celebrations all week long through our hands-on and engaging STEM activities all inspired by fireworks.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

July 3-7

Tuition: $280
Gender: Co-ed
To register for BlaSTEM, click here 

Sprockets

This summer have a blast exploring aerospace engineering. Design and build different types of "sprockets" (aka - safe, practical rockets) out of household materials. Investigate ways to generate thrust and lift so that your sprocket can climb higher. Predict and track the trajectory of sprocket flight. Learn how to engineer recovery systems and landing devices. Don't let anyone tell you that this isn't rocket science!

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

July 10-14

Tuition: $280
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Sprockets, click here 

Make Room for Girls *FULL

Spend a week with us learning how to make your room look like an engineer lives there! First you'll make a blue print of your bedroom. Then you will use engineering design principles to optimize your space. Next, you'll engineer a room alarm for your door or confidential diary, create a lamp that really lights up, and "pass the time" by engineering a wall clock. Come discover engineering with other girls and make your room irresistible!

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

June 26-30 *Full

Tuition: $280
Gender: Girls only
To register for Make Room for Girls, click here 

Disaster Design

Warning! There's a natural disaster headed our way and you need to be prepared. Learn how civil engineers design and construct buildings, roads, and bridges to withstand natural disasters. Spend a week designing and engineering mini-public works and then see if they can withstand kid-made floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

July 31-August 4

Tuition: $280
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Disaster Design, click here

Program Registration

You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin.

• Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice
• Questions? Call 910.962.2640 or send an e-mail to ypengineers@uncw.edu
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