WHAT: The Washburn University Summer Transportation Science Camp for 7th and 8th grade students focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math starts this Monday. The students will stay on campus in Lincoln Hall for the two-week camp and participate in daily hands-on science and math activities.
The free camp was made possible with a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation which wants to encourage students to learn about the practical application of science in transportation.
The camp is being run by Washburn’s Department of Education and Washburn University students are acting as counselors. Washburn University faculty are teaching in each of the activities and overseeing the experiments.
WHEN: Daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (with evening social activities such as movies, miniature golf, Zumba and bowling) from Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 28. (Students return home for the weekend of July 22 & 23)
WHERE: Washburn University – in a variety of science classrooms and other locations on campus. Call for exact location of any given activity.
VISUALS: There are a number of opportunities to see the students working on projects. Daily learning activities are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Here are some of the best visual opportunities:
Work on building solar cars
Programming EV3 Lego Mindstorms (continuing into afternoon)
Begin work on solid fuel rockets
Robotics – Mars Challenge
Computer aided design and 3-D modeling
Field trip to Washburn Tech
Salt-water Fuel Cell Cars
Mars Robotics Challenge/Extension Kits
Design & Build Cars – Simple Machine Kit
Robotics – Extension Kits
Robotics & Prep for Showcase
PM – TBD
DETAILS: Times may vary slightly based on classroom activity.