MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Engineering continues its outreach academies for students ages 6 through 18 this upcoming semester offering single-day programs on Saturdays and week-long programs over spring break.
One of the weeklong programs, April 5-9, allows students to build and program robots built of LEGOs to compete in a sumo wrestling-style competition. Other academies include special sessions for girls ages 6-11 and 12-18 interested in engineering, additional robotics programs, a computer-aided design academy and a civil engineering academy. All the programs offer fun and challenging hands-on activities that promote problem-solving skills while building students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
“Our weekend and holiday camps build off the success of our summer camps, so we can maintain students’ interest in STEM, no matter their age or ability level,” said Jack Samuelson, coordinator for engineering outreach. “Now in our fifth year, we are seeing some kids for the fourth and fifth time.”
A full list of programs, along with registration information, is available online at www.marquette.edu/eng_spring10/ or call Lori Stempski at (414) 288-6720 for information.
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