K-12 Engineering Academies

About the K-12 Engineering Academies 

The Engineering Academies offer students of all ages a wide variety of interesting and challenging programs. Our courses challenge our youth to become critical-thinking problem solvers, appreciate STEM, and explore the engineering design process. Since 2006, the Outreach team develops and offers unique opportunities for students to have fun while solving real-world engineering problems.

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Date Class Title Grades Status
SPRING 2016 COURSES
Saturday, May 7
9am-Noon
Introduction to Alice (Session 2) 5-8 OPEN
 
SUMMER 2016 COURSES
June 13 - June 16
8:30am-Noon
Mathematics At Work - Section 1 8-10 OPEN
June 13 - June 16
1pm-4:30pm
Mathematics At Work - Section 2 8-10 OPEN
June 13 - June 16
8:30am-Noon
Helicopters & Drones 8-10 OPEN
June 13 - June 16
1pm-4:30pm
Battle Bots: Design and Repair 7-10 OPEN
June 13 - June 16
9am-1pm
We-Girls: The World of Microcontrollers 6-8 WAIT LIST
June 20 - June 23
8:30am-Noon
Entering Virtual Worlds 7-10 OPEN
June 20 - June 23
1pm-4:30pm
Design, Construction, and Operation of
BIG Robots
8-12 OPEN
June 20 - June 21
8:30am-Noon
Family Engineering K-2 OPEN
June 27 - June 30
8:30am-Noon
Introduction to Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics - Section 1 5-8 WAIT LIST
June 27
1pm-4:30pm
Introduction to Animations with Alice
Section 1
6-9 OPEN
June 28
1pm-4:30pm
Introduction to Animations with Alice
Section 2
6-9 OPEN
July 11 - July 14
8:30am-Noon
Video Game Programming with Alice 7-10 OPEN
July 11 - July 14
8:30am-Noon
Introduction to Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics - Section 2 5-8 WAIT LIST
July 11 - July 14
1pm-4:30pm
3D CAD With Autodesk Inventor 5-9 OPEN
July 18 - July 21
8:30am-Noon
STEMming with Nicholas: The World of Biomedical Engineering 3-5 WAIT LIST
July 18 - July 19
8:30am-Noon
WeDo Lego Robotics - Section 1 2-4 WAIT LIST
July 18 - July 19
1pm-4:30pm
Advanced WeDo Lego Robotics - Section 1 2-4 OPEN
July 20 - July 21
8:30am-Noon
WeDo Lego Robotics - Section 2 2-4 OPEN
July 20 - July 21
1pm-4:30pm
Advanced WeDo Lego Robotics - Section 2 2-4 OPEN
July 18 - July 21
8:30am-Noon
Engineering Cities and Environments 4-6 OPEN
July 25 - July 28
8:30am-Noon
Adventures in Coding - Section 1 5-8 WAIT LIST
July 25 - July 28
1pm-4:30pm
Adventures in Coding - Section 2 5-8 OPEN

Girls Who Code (GWC) is a national organization launched in 2012 as a nonprofit organization working to inspire, educate, and equip girls with computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. The aim is to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors by offering computer science education and tech industry exposure to 6th – 12th grade girls throughout the academic year. The organization offers a scalable approach to learning computer science and includes forty curriculum hours paired with project based, group learning, along with exposure to various industries through outings.

Coming in Fall 2016: The OPUS College of Engineering Outreach will be offering two levels of Girls Who Code:  Level 1 for beginning Coders and Level 2 for "Graduates" (girls who have completed Level1).  Meetings are held every Tuesday from 6pm-8pm in Engineering Hall.  Watch for more information in August.

Women WantedDespite the wide range of job opportunities in computer science, women remain significantly underrepresented in the field.  Learn what's being done and how you can prepare for a successful careeer. 

 

Engineering Outreach Policies

Please review the Engineering Outreach Policiesso you and your student(s) understand the expectations for participation in the K-12 Engineering Academies.