UMass Lowell Expands Design Camp Offerings to 9 Workshops For Students Grades 5-10

08/01/2007


Lowell - Alarm a room. Learn how things fly. Build an underground mountain fortress. These are just a few of the projects that students grades 5 through 10 will undertake this summer at UMass Lowell¹s Design Camp. After the overwhelming success of the inaugural program, UMass Lowell has expanded its offering to nine workshops including Flight School, Extreme Robotics, and Shipwreck Electronics.

UMass Lowell Design Camp is a hands-on laboratory and workshop experience that gives students the opportunity to learn about science and technology by engaging in the real work of scientists and engineers. This challenging and creative program is developed and taught by experienced science and technology teachers, who specialize in teaching engineering design to kids. Four week-long sessions are offered throughout the month of July. Each week of camp consists of five days of experiments and activities and culminates on Saturday with a family pizza party and design show. Students take home a basic toolbox and often materials to duplicate projects at home.

Sponsored by the UMass Lowell Francis College of Engineering, Design Camp is supported in part by the Massachusetts Department of Education, Engineering in Mass Collaborative, and the Northeast Massachusetts & Southern New Hampshire Regional School-to-Career Consortium. Tuition is $220 per workshop per week, additional workshops or siblings are $190. The deadline for registration is June 13. For more information or to receive a brochure, contact Pamela Jahngen-Provencal at 978-934-2571.