Engineering Camps

Gulliver Academy Engineering is proud to offer six specialized classes for the 2018 Summer Engineering Camp.

The Engineering Studio includes classes in Robotics and Coding, Designing for 3D Printing, Biomedical Detectives, an All Girls Engineering class, and the newest additions, Rocketry and Virtual Reality.

Engineering Camp is focused on students designing, building, testing, and improving prototypes. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning experience is delivered in an exciting, non-traditional environment. Creativity flows in individual work, and real-world applications are learned 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 engineering experience is necessary. Increasing levels of complexity allow students to take these classes for more than one session.

Robotics and Coding, Grades 3-8

Young engineers will learn how to construct and program EV3 robots. They will also 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, using EV3 software developed by Carnegie Mellon. The VEX® IQ Robotics Design platform offers students an exciting tool for deepening their STEM learning. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX® IQ Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem-solving 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. This allows students of various skill levels to continually be challenged while using the systems. Students work individually or in pairs to design and create robots. No previous engineering experience is required.



2018 Dates/Cost


Week 1:
June 4 - June 8
Week 2: June 11 - June 15
Week 3: June 18 - June 22

Times: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Fees: $500 (per week)

Design for 3D Printing, Grades 3-8

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

Young engineers will embark on a variety of design projects, creating toys, jewelry, statues, iPhone/iPod covers, and much more! Models will be printed using our 3D printers. Students obtain a solid understanding of advanced science and technology concepts related to prototyping and how that technology is being used in architecture, art, design, medicine, science, mapping and manufacturing.

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



2018 Dates/Cost

Week 1:
June 4 - June 8

Week 2: June 11 - June 15
Week 3: June 18 - June 22

Times: Monday through Friday, 12:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fees: $500 (per week)

Biomedical Detectives, Grades 3-8

Students entering grades 3-8 will have the unique opportunity to become young medical detectives! Learning and applying new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills, with increasing levels of complexity, allow students to take these classes for more than one session.

During our one-week Biomedical Detectives Camp, students will conduct hands-on labs and activities, and 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 scenarios to practice investigating using Medical Detective Skills such as:
    • Fingerprinting
    • Handwriting Analysis
    • Fiber Testing
    • Hair Sampling
    • Blood Sampling/Blood Splattering Activity
    • DNA
  • Execute Engineering challenges such as:
    • Kidney Filtering Activity
    • Build a hand that can pick up objects
    • Build a mechanical arm
    • Engineering a Mountain Rescue
  • 3D design, which will be printed using the Design Thinking Process to help facilitate the engineering challenges
  • Dissections

No previous experience is necessary.



2018 Dates/Cost


Week 1:
June 4 - June 8
Week 2: June 11 - June 15
Week 3: June 18 - June 22
Week 4: June 25- June 29

Times: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Fees: $500 (per week)

All Girls Maker Studio, Grades 3-8

Calling all future female engineers! Time to combine critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills to complete an Engineering challenge by using the Engineering Design Process.

Girls will 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!

Through this fun, forward-thinking and fashionable program, our future female engineers will also learn how to use microcontrollers to make a variety of items, and demonstrate their creativity as they learn to design and create fashionable, wearable jewelry and clothes with embedded electronics.

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 allows our students to explore creative ways 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’!

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



2018 Dates/Cost

Week 1:
June 4 - June 8
Week 2: June 11 - June 15
Week 3: June 18 - June 22
Week 4: June 25- June 29

Times: Monday through Friday, 12:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fees: $500 (per week)


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Contact Information

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

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.