Engineering Camp

The Gulliver Academy Engineering Department is pleased to offer six different classes for the 2017 Summer Engineering Camp at the Montgomery Drive campus. The Engineering Studio includes classes in Robotics and Coding, Designing for 3D Printing, the All Girls Engineering class and Biomedical Detectives. Rocketry and Virtual Reality are the newest additions to Summer Engineering.

All classes focus on students designing, building, testing, and improving prototypes. They deliver the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning experience in a fun, non traditional environment. Creativity flows in individual work, and friendships are made through group projects. Students leave each course with impressive skill development, a unique final product and the passion to keep learning. Classes are taught by Project Lead The Way (PLTW) certified Gulliver faculty. No prior experience necessary. Increasing levels of complexity allow students to take these classes for more than one session.


Robotics and Coding Grades 3 - 7

Young engineers will learn how to construct and program EV3 robots. In addition they will learn how to create basic circuits to understand the relationship between electronics and programming.

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics technology reinforces basic engineering principles while introducing additional levels of complexity. The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® system includes a variety of construction pieces such as wheels, sensors, and motors. The robot can be programmed with a user friendly, icon-based interface that enables drag and drop programming (EV3 software developed by Carnegie Mellon). This allows students of various skill levels to continually be challenged while using the system. Students work individually or in pairs to design and create robots that can accomplish engineering challenges. No previous experience is required.

Program will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

2017 Dates:

  • Week 1: June 5 - June 9
  • Week 2: June 12 - June 16
  • Week 3: June 19 - June 23
  • Week 4: June 26 - June 30

Fees:$500.00

All Engineering classes AM & PM session are $500 (each session is a week long)

Combinations:

Engineering Camp may be combined with Make, Create and Innovate, Middle School Summer Studies or Athletic Camps for a full-day program at an additional charge; includes lunch.

Contact:

For more information about Engineering Camp please call Elizabeth Chaviano at 305-665-3593 ext. 3327 or email chae@gulliverschools.org

Robotics and Coding Grades 5-8

Young engineers will learn how to build and program VEX IQ robots.

The VEX® IQ Robotics Design platform offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX® IQ Robotics project encourages team-work, leadership and program solving among groups. Students will work independently or in pairs to build their own VEX® IQ Robot and program it with RobotC’s graphical language created by Carnegie Mellon. No previous experience is required.

Program will run Monday through Friday from 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Week 3: June 19-23

Fees:$500.00

All Engineering classes AM & PM session are $500 (each session is a week long)

Combinations:

Engineering Camp may be combined with Make, Create and Innovate, Middle School Summer Studies or Athletic Camps for a full-day program at an additional charge; includes lunch.

Contact:

For more information about Engineering Camp please call Elizabeth Chaviano at 305-665-3593 ext. 3327 or email chae@gulliverschools.org

Designing for 3D Printing Grades 3 - 8

Students will focus on computer-aided design (CAD), 3D modeling and printing. Students take home all of their own 3D printed creations to show off to friends and family. They will learn to design their own 3D models from scratch using 3D modeling software programs.

Young engineers will make pretty cool objects, such as toys, jewelry, statues, iPhone/iPod covers and more. Models will be printed using our 3D printers. Students get a solid understanding of advanced science and technology concepts related to prototyping and how the technology is being used in architecture, art, design, medicine, science, mapping and manufacturing.

No previous experience necessary. Increasing levels of complexity allow students to take these classes for more than one session.

Program will run Monday through Friday from 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2017 Dates:

  • Week 1: June 5- June 9
  • Week 2: June 12 - June 16

Fees:$500.00

All Engineering classes AM & PM session are $500 (each session is a week long)

Combinations:

Engineering Camp may be combined with Make, Create and Innovate, Middle School Summer Studies or Athletic Camps for a full-day program at an additional charge; includes lunch.

Contact:

For more information about Engineering Camp please call Elizabeth Chaviano at 305-665-3593 ext. 3327 or email chae@gulliverschools.org

Biomedical Detectives Grades 3 - 5

Students entering grades 3 - 5 will have the opportunity to become young medical detectives, by learning and applying new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills!

No previous experience necessary. Increasing levels of complexity allow students to take these classes for more than one session.

During our one week Biomedical Detectives Camp students will be able to conduct many hands-on labs and activities. Students will learn techniques used by forensic detectives including proper use of laboratory equipment.

The camp will focus on:

  • How to take vital signs using Vernier Probes
  • How to use a microscope
  • Mystery scenario to practice investigating using Medical Detective Skills such as:
    • Fingerprinting
    • Handwriting Analysis
    • Fiber Testing
    • Hair Sampling /Microscope
    • Blood Sampling / Blood Splattering Activity
    • DNA
  • Execute Engineering challenges such as:
    • Kidney Filtering Activity
    • Build a Hand that can pick up an object; Build a mechanical arm
    • Engineering a Mountain Rescue
  • 3D design which will be 3D printed using the Design Thinking Process to help facilitate the engineering challenges
  • Dissections


Program will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

2017 Dates:

  • Week 1: June 5 - June 9
  • Week 2: June 12 - June 16
  • Week 3: June 19 - June 23


Fees:$500.00

All Engineering classes AM & PM session are $500 (each session is a week long)

Combinations:

Engineering Camp may be combined with Make, Create and Innovate, Middle School Summer Studies or Athletic Camps for a full-day program at an additional charge; includes lunch.

Contact:

For more information about Engineering Camp please call Elizabeth Chaviano at 305-665-3593 ext. 3327 or email chae@gulliverschools.org

All Girls Engineering Grades 3 - 7

Young female engineers will be able to demonstrate their creativity as they learn to design and create fashionable, wearable jewelry and clothes with embedded electronics. Students will learn how to use microcontrollers to make a variety of items. In addition, students will use critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills to complete an Engineering challenge by using the Engineering Design Process.

No previous experience necessary. Increasing levels of complexity allow students to take these classes for more than one session.

A LilyPad/FLORA microcontroller is a wearable e-textile technology designed to have large connecting pads to allow them to be sewn onto fabrics with conductive thread. Various input, output, power and sensor boards are also built specifically for e-textiles. They’re even washable!

Conductive thread is a creative way to connect various electronics onto clothing. This thread can carry current for power and signals. While not as conductive as traces on a printed circuit board (PCB), this thread makes wearable clothing ‘wearable’!

Girls will also learn how to design for 3D printing and how to use 3D printing pens that allow for drawing instantly into a solid, stable structure. Students will be able to use their engineering skills to create models of items such as iPhone cases, jewelry and practically anything else!

Program will run Monday through Friday from 12:15-3:30 PM.

2017 Dates:

  • Week 1: June 5 - June 9
  • Week 2: June 12 - June 16
  • Week 3: June 19 - June 23
  • Week 4: June 26 - June 30

Fees:$500.00

All Engineering classes AM & PM session are $500 (each session is a week long)

Combinations:

Engineering Camp may be combined with Make, Create and Innovate, Middle School Summer Studies or Athletic Camps for a full-day program at an additional charge; includes lunch.

Contact:

For more information about Engineering Camp please call Elizabeth Chaviano at 305-665-3593 ext. 3327 or email chae@gulliverschools.org

NEW! Rocketry-All Things Boom, Pop and Fizz Grades 3-7

Gulliver’s Rocketry-All things Boom, Pop and Fizz class will offer students in 3rd through 7th grade the opportunity to do what kids do best: innovative and problem solve. Encompassing distinct workspaces for designing, Model Construction, testing, young scientists will learn valuable skill-sets including learning how to build and test prototypes, and design with scale in mind. Students will also conduct various lab experiments in a safe environment to understand how chemical reactions take place.

No previous experience necessary. Increasing levels of complexity allow students to take these classes for more than one session.

Program will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

In this camp, students will design, construct and test rockets using a variety of materials and different thrust engines. They will experiment with engines propelled by: water pressure, air pressure, and safe chemical reactions.

2017 Dates:

  • Week 1: June 5 - June 9
  • Week 2: June 12 - June 16
  • Week 3: June 19 - June 23
  • Week 4: June 26 - June 30

Fees:$500.00

All Engineering classes AM & PM session are $500 (each session is a week long)

Combinations:

Engineering Camp may be combined with Make, Create and Innovate, Middle School Summer Studies or Athletic Camps for a full-day program at an additional charge; includes lunch.

Contact:

For more information about Engineering Camp please call Elizabeth Chaviano at 305-665-3593 ext. 3327 or email chae@gulliverschools.org

NEW! The ART of Engineering Grades 3-8

The purpose of this course is to broaden students' engineering perspectives. The course gives engineering students the opportunity to think more creatively about the impact of this field and the relationship between the arts and engineering careers. Students will explore NASA programs, resources, and initiates geared towards integrating all aspects of STEAM into their learning. This course strives to attract students with a broader base of interests to engineering careers. Students will meet NASA scientists, Artists, Industry Professionals, and Engineers via Skype or in-person.

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