Sweet Briar College is hosting a summer engineering course for high school (senior and junior) young women titled ‘Explore Engineering‘ July 24-29, 2011. This week-long course is built around hands-on, team based design projects that emphasize creativity. No engineering experience is needed to attend. Students have fun while working with engineering faculty and students. From the event brochure:
“Try on engineering and earn college credit!
Engineers use their imagination and analytical skills to invent, design and create things that matter. Did you know that engineers save more lives than doctors? By dreaming up creative and practical solutions, engineers are changing the world everyday. At our week-long event, you’ll learn about the supportive and challenging environment at Sweet Briar, where classes are small and student and faculty interaction is high. Participants will earn one college credit hour while exploring the many aspects of engineering.
ENGR 101-Exploring Engineering Design (1 credit)
Students will apply the engineering design process to solve various problems in a team setting. An emphasis will be placed on engineering design as a creative process. Students will explore the iterative design test- improve cycle using tools such as three dimensional computer-aided design and analysis software.”
The deadline for the application is June 25, 2011. Registration received by May 15 will have highest priority. A $100 deposit is due with registration. Total participant cost is $550, which includes all meals, lodging, supplies and tuition. Need-based course scholarships are available.
For more information, see the course application online.