This summer, the Eagles Engineering Enrichment Program is offering boys entering the 7th and 8th grades hands-on exposure to engineering concepts and practices that surround four distinct themes - biomedical engineering, sustainable engineering, aeronautical engineering and robotics. Each camp provides an in-depth focus on ONE theme.
Option 1: Biomedical Engineering
Dates: June 17 - June 28, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Maximum Enrollment: 24 students
Campers will participate in labs to measure and evaluate EKG graphs and grip strength of the human hand. They will learn to use Pro-Engineer solid modeling software to design artificial bones which will be incorporated into a prosthetic device. They will construct a working model of the human hand and learn how to control it. The models they design will be fabricated on the rapid prototyping machine for incorporation into their models. In the process of construction, they will construct a circuit that will control the hand. Finally, they will decide how to present and communicate their design.
Campers will work in teams to assemble their own fully programmable Arduino-Servo robot. The robots will be capable of autonomous movement, highly configurable and can be taken home by the campers! To build these robots, campers will learn skills associated with electronics and prototyping and will also learn the basics of programming in the C/C++ Arduino IDE.
Sustainable engineering is the process of using energy and
resources at a rate that does not compromise the natural environment, or the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs. During this experience students will
investigate sustainability practices that are used in engineering design and
construction. Students will be
creating a model house that will be built using sustainable materials and
practices. The students will then
be able to take home their model house at the end of the experience.
Campers will learn about concepts of flight such as lift and drag and get to test their own airfoil in a wind tunnel. Campers will also get to test ballistic trajectory on everyday objects and make paper missiles.
LOCATION: Eagles Engineering Enrichment is located on the St. Edward High School campus at 13500 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood. The students will have access to the state-of-the-art Lowe Pre-Engineering Center, including a robotics lab, engineering lab, and two technology labs.
CLOTHING: All participants should wear comfortable clothing, including tennis shoes.
INSURANCE: Each family is responsible for coverage under their own family medical insurance plan.
TRANSPORTATION: Transportation to and from St. Edward High School is the responsibility of each family. We recommend car pools to meet transportation requirements.