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Engineering Expectations Invites You to Engage Your Mind

Now Offering Indidivudal Sessions for Ages 8 - 14!

Engineering Expectations is an innovative program at UNCW that teaches elementary and middle school students problem solving skills by giving them unique engineering challenges. Students not only learn science and engineering but also communication skills, creativity, optimism, collaboration, and tenacity. Through experiential learning, students take home the knowledge and confidence they gained through our program and sometimes even a small project they built themselves! Join us on Saturdays this Spring as we give your child the skills to succeed in engineering and life!

Saturday programs for Spring Semester:

Programs will be held in the Natural Science Trailer. Please see grid 3C on the campus map.

Please register for the correct age using the link below:

Engineering Explorations (ages 6-7 & 8-9)

  • January 16

    Brrr!!! In January it’s cold outside so stay indoors with us as we learn some basic thermodynamics. We’ll be using what we learn to design and engineer devices that keep cold things cold and hot things hot.

  • February 13

    During the month of February, we’ll be working with hydraulics and pneumatics to see how differently air and water behave under pressure.  Learn how engineers harness their power to do useful work as you design and construct a device to lift a heavy load.

  • March 12

    Join in March Madness as we learn about the different types of balls for different sports. We’ll design and engineer our own balls and then figure out the best ways we can utilize them in a game.

  • April 9

    In April join us for a program of “illusioneering”.  We’ll use engineering to design some magic tricks that you can use to amaze your family and friends.  Find out how one of these magic tricks can be re-engineered to help fireman do their job.

  • May 14

    In May you can “grow” your knowledge of agricultural engineering. We’ll engineer devices that can help make farmer’s lives easier.  You might even plant the seeds for your future career

Engineering Expectations (ages 10-11 & 12-14)

  • January 23

    Brrr!!! In January it’s cold outside so stay indoors with us as we learn some basic thermodynamics. We’ll be using what we learn to design and engineer devices that keep cold things cold and hot things hot.

  • February 20

    During the month of February, we’ll be working with hydraulics and pneumatics to see how differently air and water behave under pressure.  Learn how engineers harness their power to do useful work as you design and construct a device to lift a heavy load.

  • March 19

    Join in March Madness as we learn about the different types of balls for different sports. We’ll design and engineer our own balls and then figure out the best ways we can utilize them in a game.

  • April 16

    In April join us for a program of “illusioneering”.  We’ll use engineering to design some magic tricks that you can use to amaze your family and friends.  Find out how one of these magic tricks can be re-engineered to help fireman do their job.

  • May 21

    In May you can “grow” your knowledge of agricultural engineering. We’ll engineer devices that can help make farmer’s lives easier.  You might even plant the seeds for your future career!

Activities are age-differentiated for each group and encourage creative problem solving using the engineering design process.

If you signed up for the semester series option and you are concerned that you will miss one of the programs, please note that we can package some of the activities with instructions for students to do at home. We can make these packets available to you the week after the program has taken place (you will need to pick them up from campus).

Get your mind in gear with Engineering Expectations!


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