Kansas Camps

The following camp directory lists some of the summer camps for K-12 students in engineering throughout the United States and Canada that are and were previously offered. The directory lists camps that have been hosted by Universities and research centers in the past. Please note that all camps may not be offered every year and that new camps and programs are currently being added. Old or unsuccessful programs are always being eliminated or modified. A substantial number of programs specifically target minorities, women, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The programs offered change frequently, and this database is not comprehensive. This is only meant to be a guide to aid your search for engineering education preparation tools. Many of the programs offer scholarships and may have application deadlines as early as January. If you are interested in a program, please email, call or write the organization listed for an application and the most current information available.


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Butler Community College
Advanced Technology Center, Andover, Kansas Make a Carbon Frisbee (6th-8th grades)
Students will spend most of the time in the lab and will make a project using aerospace materials and processes.  An overview of composites, materials used, processes, and career opportunities will be discussed.
Contact: Rod Brown, Advanced Technology Center, Butler Community College, 715 East 13th Street, Andover, KS 67002, (316-218-6135)
Email: [email protected]


Butler Community College
Advanced Technology Center, Andover, Kansas Using 2D and 3D Modeling Software (6th-8th grades)

Students will spend most of the time in the lab and will make an object using 2D and 3D software. Discussion will be included to present an overview of engineering graphics, software used and career opportunities.
Contact: Kara McCluskey, Dean, Advanced Technology Center, Butler Community College, 715 East 13th Street, Andover, KS 67002 (316-218-6343)
Email:  [email protected]


Butler Community College
Advanced Technology Center, Andover, Kansas Make a Carbon Frisbee (9th-12th grades)

Students will spend most of the time in the lab and will make a project using aerospace materials and processes.  An overview of composites, materials used, processes, and career opportunities will be discussed.
Contact: Rod Brown, Advanced Technology Center, Butler Community College, 715 East 13th Street, Andover, KS 67002, (316-218-6135)
Email: [email protected]


Butler Community College
Advanced Technology Center, Andover, Kansas Using 2D and 3D Modeling Software (9th-12th grades)

Students will spend most of the time in the lab and will make an object using 2D and 3D software. Discussion will be included to present an overview of engineering graphics, software used and career opportunities.
Contact: Kara McCluskey, Dean, Advanced Technology Center, Butler Community College, 715 East 13th Street, Andover, KS 67002 (316-218-6343)
Email:  [email protected]


Kansas State University
(SEPT) Engineering A Dream

This Saturday Day Camp Features sessions in engineering with hands-on activities, and speakers.  T-shirt, lunch and take home your activities...Cost:  $5.  Hosted by the K-State Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
Contact: LaVerne Bitsie-Baldwin, MEP Director, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 (785-532-5949)


Kansas State University
Girls Researching Our World (GROW) for 6th-8th grade girls

Kansas State University will host a 3-day (June 5-7, 2013) camp for girls entering 7th and 8th grades in the fall 2013. The camp offers hands-on exploration of topics in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and agriculture disciplines. Camp registration includes accommodations on the K-State Manhattan campus, meals, materials, trips and much more! 
Contact: Yasché Glass, Program Coordinator, K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering (KAWSE),
Kansas State University, 125 Seaton Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 (785-532-6088). Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.k-state.edu/grow/


Kansas State University
EXCITE

The EXCITE! workshop is a 3-day (June 19-21, 2013) engineering, math, and science exploration event held on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, KS. The event is designed for girls who will enter the 9th-12th grades the fall 2013 school year. It will feature hands-on activities led by K-State faculty. Workshop tracks will include Animation and Computer Game Design; Bio-Fuels; Robotics; NanoEngineering; and others.  Camp registration includes accommodations on the K-State Manhattan campus, meals, materials, trips and much more!
Contact: Yasché Glass, Program Coordinator, K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering (KAWSE), Kansas State University, 125 Seaton Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 (785-532-6088).
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.k-state.edu/excite/


Pittsburg State University
Adventures in Robotics I
July

This is the 8th summer offering of these celebrated workshops, which have energized over 350 young minds with the concepts of robotic construction, programming and the positive benefits of teamwork.  Every child will discover something of value to them during the week.  A $90.00 registration fee covers all materials needed for the activities and a snack each day. All sessions will be held in the laboratories and facilities of the Kansas Technology Center on the Pittsburg State University campus. Please feel free to contact Randy Winzer for additional information; to register call (620) 235-4350 or e-mail your information.
Contact: Randy Winzer, Associate Professor – Engineering Technology (620-235-4370)
Email: [email protected]
Web site:  http://www.pittstate.edu/college/technology/tech-camps/


Pittsburg State University
Adventures in Robotics II
July

This is a continuation of the first week for those students wishing to delve deeper into robotics topics.  Participants in this advanced session must have either completed the Adventures in Robotics I session in any previous year, or have experience with the LEGO Robotic Invention System.  All sessions will be held in the laboratories and facilities of the Kansas Technology Center on the Pittsburg State University campus. A $90.00 registration fee covers all materials needed for the activities and a snack each day. All sessions will be held in the laboratories and facilities of the Kansas Technology Center on the Pittsburg State University campus. Please feel free to contact Randy Winzer for additional information; to register call (620) 235-4350 or e-mail your information.
Contact: Randy Winzer, Associate Professor – Engineering Technology (620-235-4370)
Email: [email protected]
Web site:  http://www.pittstate.edu/college/technology/tech-camps/


University of Kansas
Summer Engineering Camp - Project Discovery

Summer Engineering Camp - Project Discovery is a weeklong, intensive learning camp for high school students entering the ninth through 12th grades. Two sessions are offered, one in June and the second in July. Campers choose from six different engineering disciplines and work closely with KU faculty and graduate students as they complete a hands-on project. The camp lets students explore the different engineering disciplines and campers also get an up-close view of KU and engineering facilities. Students get to see how engineering and computer science play an essential role in improving the human condition. This outstanding engingeering summer camp costs $500 and covers housing, meals and laboratory materials. Enrollment in the 2011 camp is now open.
Contact: Jill Hummels, PR Director, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (785-864-3622)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.engr.ku.edu/online_forms/forms/summer-camp-2011


Wichita State University
Gateway to Engineering June 3-7, 7th-9th grades (half-day – morning session 8:30-12:00 or afternoon session, 1:00-4:30)

The Gateway Camp is a project based, hands-on camp that will introduce campers to the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and math in a fun and exciting way. Campers will use leading-edge technologies to sample such disciplines as robotics, aeronautics, rockets, eco-design, manufacturing and alternative energy. Cost: $125. Registration opens March 1, 2013. Registrations received before May 1, 2013 will receive a 25% discount! Camp sizes are limited and registration will remain open until full.
Contact: Ana Lazarin, Director of Programs to Broaden Participation in Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (316-978-6314)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.wichita.edu/engineeringcamps


Wichita State University
Green Engineering (Girls)
June 10-14, 5th-7th grades (half-day – morning session 8:30-12:00 or afternoon session 1:00-4:30)

Campers will investigate the impact of energy on our lives and the environment as they  use alternative energy sources in order to reduce energy consumption. Campers will have the opportunity to see how changing their ecological footprint will help to create a brighter future for all of us. Campers will explore solar energy in order to understand one method of using the power of the sun to provide transportation, harnessing the wind in order to create electricity, and discover ways to clean up an oil spill. Cost: $125. Registration opens March 1, 2013. Registrations received before May 1, 2013 will receive a 25% discount! Camp sizes are limited and registration will remain open until full.
Contact: Ana Lazarin, Director of Programs to Broaden Participation in Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (316-978-6314)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.wichita.edu/engineeringcamps


Wichita State University
Engineering with LEGO® Robotics
June 17-21, 4th-6th grades (half-day – morning session 8:30-12:00 or afternoon session, 1:00-4:30)

June 24-28, 6th-8th grades (half-day – morning session 8:30-12:00 or afternoon session, 1:00-4:30) Come explore the world of robotics using the LEGO NXT kit. Campers will build robots with motors and sensors to perform tasks and respond to their environment. Once they have mastered the fundamentals, their robots will compete on challenging courses. Learn about basic programming, problem solving and teamwork. There are sections for both beginner and advanced robotics students. Cost: $125. Registration opens March 1, 2012. Registrations received before May 1, 2012 will receive a 25% discount! Camp sizes are limited and registration will remain open until full.
Contact: Ana Lazarin, Director of Programs to Broaden Participation in Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (316-978-6314)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.wichita.edu/engineeringcamps


Wichita State University
Gamemaker
July 15-19, 6th-8th grades-morning session 8:30-12:00 & 9-12th grades-afternoon session

Go beyond just playing video games, learn to make the games! You will have opportunities to learn principles of game design and programming through the use of various game design/development environments, with the primary focus being the GameMaker system. No matter your level, whether novice or with some experience in game design, we will help you hone ad develop your skills and maybe even expand your horizons into other game design systems! Cost: $125. Registration opens March 1, 2013. Registrations received before May 1, 2013 will receive a 25% discount! Camp sizes are limited and registration will remain open until full.
Contact: Ana Lazarin, Director of Programs to Broaden Participation in Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (316-978-6314)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.wichita.edu/engineeringcamps