Wild Animals (ages 4-7)
This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO WeDo Robots. Using LEGO bricks, students build a hungry alligator, a flying bird, and a roaring lion. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
Let's Make Toys (ages 4-7)
In the Junior Mechanical Engineering: Let's Make Toys classes, our youngest engineers will be introduced to fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Students will explore and construct six different toys throughout this unit, including spinners, magical boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, and more.
Jr. Civil Engineering - Fun Foundations (ages 4-7)
Civil engineering is one of the widest-reaching disciplines in the engineering field. Civil engineers must work cooperatively with architects, local governments, citizens, and other engineers to successfully build large and small-scale projects. Civil engineers use aspects of physics, mathematics, and computer technology to create plans and drawings that are used by different professionals to build structures. This class is centered on exploring the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Students explore the engineering behind skyscrapers, bridges, roads, and more in this fun and engaging experience.
Robo Battles (ages 8-11)
During the Robo Battles classes students create, program, and control robots designed to perform challenges such as the SumoBots Challenge, Jousting Challenge, and the Catapult Challenge. Students use LEGO Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.
Robotics 101 (ages 11-14)
During the Robotics 101 program, students will learn the basics of designing, programming, and controlling a fully functional robot. Using LEGO MINDSTORMS, mathematical concepts, and engineering principles students will brainstorm, plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a given task. Students will also learn the sequence of communication between the robot, and the programmer by collecting and analyzing data using the robot's sensors.
Master Machines (8-12)
Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest disciplines of engineering. To this day, many of the inventions from Ancient Greece, China, and the Middle East continue to be used today with few modifications. Mechanical engineers are responsible for designing parts of machinery, both on small and large scales, and maintaining these systems to achieve optimal performance. During the Mechanical Engineering unit, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and improve a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Students learn basics of energy, traction, aerodynamics, and durability while constructing roller coasters, eggstreme defense vehicles, and an incredibly fast air-powered custom dragster.
Making Waves (ages 8-12)
Marine engineering has existed since the time of the earliest ships. It has been called by other names, such as ocean engineering and marine mechanical engineering. Engineers in this discipline deal primarily with designing and maintaining the moving parts located below-deck in ships. With the advent of modern technology, marine engineers also oversee the design of other ship components, such as propellers, stabilizers, and rescue systems. Marine engineering is also closely tied to naval architecture. During the Marine Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test and refine several types of marine based devices and vehicles. Students construct working prototypes that teach and reinforce the concepts of above water transportation, underwater exploration, and harnessing the power of water. They gain exposure to careers in naval, ocean, and marine engineering as well as naval architecture.