Explore Engineering Summer Program
Session 1: June 18, 2017 thru June 23, 2017
Session 2: June 25, 2017 thru June 30, 2017
About the Program
Join us on the UW-Platteville campus for one of two week-long sessions that will help you explore the world of engineering through hands-on projects.
During the Explore Engineering Summer Program, you’ll get a chance to participate in seven different engineering projects – one in each of the seven different engineering disciplines offered at UW-Platteville. The projects will be taught by university professors from each of the departments.
The program features the same curriculum and instruction our college students experience in the one-credit Introduction to Engineering Projects course required of all engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. High school students who successfully complete this summer program and decide to enroll at UW-Platteville will earn one college credit.
The program also features social and team-building activities and interactions with current college engineering students. These program components help you get a better feel for college life and the UW-Platteville campus.
The seven disciplines featured at the Explore Engineering Summer Camp are:
From the roads we drive on, to the buildings we live and work in, to the water we drink, civil engineers plan, design, analyze and build them. Students will learn the components needed for a modern society to thrive. Students will then plan and design for the expansion of the UW-Platteville campus.
From lightning and human nervous systems to iPods and nanobots, electrical phenomena are everywhere you look. Students will learn about semiconductor chips, amplifiers, oscilloscopes and speakers.
EP is a hybrid engineering program combining applied physics, electrical, and mechanical engineering. The Engineering Physicist is highly skilled at problem solving, modeling, and testing. Students will work in teams to develop both an empirical and theoretical model for a pendulum as well as test a clever scheme to measure how far one person can move a wall.
Environmental engineers work on improving our environment, enhancing the quality of human life, and protecting nature’s ecosystem. Students will learn to purify a contaminated water source using a jar test apparatus.
IE is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, products and processes. Industrial engineers make things better and more efficient. Students will use IE tools to make both products and services more efficient and user friendly.
Mechanical engineers are involved in the design of a wide variety of products ranging from jet airplanes to washing machines. Students will dissect a water pump, examine its construction, determine how it works, why certain materials are used and investigate the physics involved in pumping a fluid.
SE involves the specification, designing, implementing, testing, deployment and maintenance of software in traditional and embedded computing environments. Students will explore some of these activities using Alice. Alice is a software development tool that allows us to design and develop software in a rich, game-like 3-D animation environment.
Who Should Attend?
This program is for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. You must have passed algebra in order to be eligible to attend. The program is appropriate for both students who have little to no engineering experience and for students who may have had some exposure to engineering courses in high school.
Women and students from African-American, Native American, Latina, Laotian, Vietnamese, Hmong, and Cambodian communities are especially encouraged to attend.
The prices listed include instruction by university faculty, all instructional materials, supervision by trained college student mentors, social and teambuilding activities, and a souvenir t-shirt.
Commuter: $570. Includes the above, plus lunches Monday through Friday and one dinner.
Residential: $795. Includes the above, plus overnight accommodations in a campus residence hall, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon.
Partial scholarships are available based upon academic excellence and financial need.
Contact the camp director, Jaclyn Esqueda, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.342.7158, for more information.
Refunds, minus a $50 cancellation fee, will be given until May 1, 2017. After May 1, 2017, no refunds will be given.
Please download the program brochure for printable information.
For emergencies outside the hours listed above, please contact the Campus Police at 608.342.1584.