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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. If you are interested in your child learning about a specific engineering discipline, please review our 10-11 Engineering Camps by Discipline Chart.

Please note: You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin. Prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Payment Plans are available for these programs.

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Alternative Energy Heading Banner

Tackle one of the grand challenges of engineering - alternative energy production. Discover how engineers harness energy from the sun, wind and ocean. Design, build and test a solar energy collector. Explore coastal North Carolina wind farm initiatives while you learn how to redesign turbine blades for maximum efficiency. Work in teams to engineer a device that will capture the energy of ocean waves. You are sure to be energized by this camp about such a critical topic!

Activities:  Build a horizontal and vertical axis wind turbine and compare their efficiencies, experiment with solar powered vehicles, and model wave energy

Highlight: Design turbine blades and use our laser cutter to construct and test the voltage they can produce under different conditions

Girl with wind turbine

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates: June 18 -22
Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $295
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Alternative Energy!

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Calling all students that like to create, tinker, learn, hack, craft, and most of all make new things! You will be taking arts and crafts to the next level by including engineering as we explore electronics, 3-D printing, woodworking, and more. Use household materials to make upcycled items such as a labyrinth game and even a hovercraft. See our makerspace and use our tools to make innovative games, toys, and products. Become a maker this summer and learn through doing!

Activities:  Create your own ‘labyrinth’ game and do all your own wood working! Learn about air pressure and make a PVC marshmallow shooter. Use our Makey Makey’s to build interactive circuits and code them in Scratch

Highlight: Utilize our Makerspace equipment such as our laser cutter and 3D printers to make games, toys, and useful things to bring home.

Boy excited over project

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates:

Session 1: June 25 - 29

Session 2: July 23 - 27

Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $295
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for DIY Maker Camp!

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Explore the world of computer programming with the Raspberry Pi - a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.  It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.  The Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects.  During this camp you will work with computer scientists to build your own raspberry pi computer and design multiple small projects that utilize it.  On the final day of camp there will be a project showcase for parents (Friday at 11:45 am) AND you will take your Raspberry Pi home with you.

Activities: Create your own computer game in Scratch, program your own song using Sonic Pi, and make your own website on your Raspberry Pi

Highlight: Take the knowledge you’ve gained along with your Raspberry Pi and electronic kit home after your parent presentation to continue the programming fun at home!

Girls on computer coding

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates: July 9 - 13
Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $435
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Coding with Raspberry Pi!

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Have you heard of the Rocket Girls who helped chart the course to space for the United States? As our first “computers” these women helping engineer the way to space! Propel your engineering skills to new heights as you explore aerospace engineering in our rocketry camp! Launch rockets to specific targets, engineer a multi-stage rocket, and transport payloads as high as possible. Determine the best materials for the very important thermal protection system on rockets. You’ll all be ‘rocket girls’ by the end of the week!

Activities: Make your own light up LED rocket, Create your own “re-entry” system for your rocket, and explore algorithms and how GPS works

Highlight: Learn about NASA’s Hidden Figures and Modern Figures in Aerospace Engineering

Girls with solar sunglasses

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates: July 9 - 13
Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $295
Gender: Girls only
Register here for Rocket Girls!

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Explore the fields of engineering while discovering what makes each one unique and how they overlap. Develop your own engineering skills while participating in design activities related to each field. Disciplines to be covered include civil engineering, mechanical engineering, 3D modeling, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and environmental engineering. Learn about the Grand Challenges of Engineering and join a multi-discipline team to tackle a design challenge of your own.

Activities:  3D print your own operation pieces then build the circuit to construct your own operation game; program our Sphero robots, and design a tiny house that can withstand our challenges

Highlight: Learn about all the best aspects of civil, mechanical, chemical, environmental, aerospace, and electrical engineering in an interactive and fun way

Group of kids with Sammy the Seahawk projects

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates:

July 16 - 20

Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $295
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Engineering Explorations!


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Explore the world of robotics using Lego Mindstorms. You and a partner will work with computer scientists to build your robot on the first day. Then you will learn computer programming skills that will allow you to control your robot to drive in specific shapes and patterns. Continue expanding your programming knowledge by learning more advanced commands that will allow you to program your robot to navigate mazes, explore the world autonomously, and even battle other robots. Learn how to use sensors to create an even smarter robot. Compete in some friendly competitions throughout the camp. On the final day of camp you and your partner will demonstrate your robot in a parent presentation.

Activities: Create an autonomous robot that explores the world using a touch sensor, program your robot to follow a line using a color sensor, and complete our navigation challenges

Highlight: Build your own “battle bot” and participate in our battle robot round robin competition

Boy working on robot project

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates:

July 30 - August 3

Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $395
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Lego Mindstorms Jr!

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