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Thank you for considering sending your child to our Engineering Expectations online summer programs! We strive to provide the best possible experience for your child during their time with us. In order to ensure a quality experience, we have created a variety of different interactive online programs that are suited for appropriate ages and maturity levels.

Please note: You must register by 5:00 p.m. 10 days* before your program is to begin. Prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.

*If you discover our programs within that ten day window, and would like to speak with someone about the possibility of a late registration for the program, please email stembythesea@uncw.edu

Click on the links below to jump to the program you are interested in:

Ages 7-9:

Ages 10-13:

Ages 14-17:


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Must have completed 1st grade and turn 7 by the start of the program

What words come to mind when you think of engineering? STEM, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, suspension bridges, self-driving cars, or maybe your mind draws a blank. Are you curious about what an engineer does or maybe you enjoy hands on activities that make you think outside of the box? The NEW Engineering Explorations online summer program will breakdown the main fields of engineering with interactive virtual lessons, daily design challenges, and personal conversations with professional engineers. Disciplines to be covered include mechanical, environmental, civil, electrical, and aerospace. By the end of the week, students will have developed the engineering habits of mind and sharpened their problem solving skills.

*Students will be provided a STEM kit valued at $30 and received a camp T-shirt

A typical DAY at Engineering Expectations Online:

  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am | Morning Zoom Session
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | At home activity with access to instructors via Zoom (office hour)
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Meet an Engineer
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Afternoon Zoom Session

*There will be 30 minute mandatory orientation on Sunday at 4:30 pm for parents and students. Friday will end at 12:00 pm.

Highlights:

  • Prior to the start of the program each student will receive a kit filled with the majority of materials necessary to carry-out each activity. You will be notified before the start of camp of any additional common household items you will need. Supplement instructions will be provide for assistance with independent activities.
  • Hands on exposure to the main disciplines of engineering including mechanical, environmental, civil, electrical, and aerospace
  • Learn about concepts such as the forces of flight, simple machines, and alternative energy
  • Make a safe amusement park ride, build a robot, and create your own propulsion system
  • Meet and engage with professional engineers
  • Utilize the online learning platform used by UNCW college students

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Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates:

July 5 - July 10, 2020 

Daily Logon Times: 9 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm
Tuition: $165
Ages: 7-9
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

 

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Must have completed 4th grade and turn 10 by the start of the program

What words come to mind when you think of engineering? STEM, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, suspension bridges, self-driving cars, or maybe your mind draws a blank. Are you curious about what an engineer does or maybe you enjoy hands on activities that make you think outside of the box? The NEW Engineering Explorations online summer program will breakdown the main fields of engineering with interactive virtual lessons, daily design challenges, and personal conversations with professional engineers. Disciplines to be covered include mechanical, environmental, civil, electrical, and aerospace. By the end of the week, students will have developed the engineering habits of mind and sharpened their problem solving skills.

*Students will be provided a STEM kit valued at $40 and receive a camp T-shirt.

A typical DAY at Engineering Expectations Online:

  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am | Morning Zoom Session
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | At home activity with access to instructors via Zoom (office hour)
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Meet an Engineer
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Afternoon Zoom Session

*There will be 30 minute mandatory orientation on Sunday at 4:30 pm for parents and students. Friday will end at 12:00 pm.

Highlights:

  • Prior to the start of the program each student will receive a kit filled with the majority of materials necessary to carry-out each activity. You will be notified before the start of camp of any additional common household items you will need. Supplement instructions will be provide for assistance with independent activities.
  • Hands on exposure to the main disciplines of engineering including mechanical, environmental, civil, electrical, and aerospace
  • Learn about the Grand Challenges of Engineering
  • Have a blast exploring the forces of flight and learn how to design a recovery system
  • Build a circuit to control your own operation game
  • Meet and engage with professional engineers
  • Utilize the online learning platform used by UNCW college studentsAges7-17Photos-02.png

Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates:

July 19 - 24, 2020; August 2 - 7, 2020

Daily Logon Times: 9 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm
Tuition: $175
Ages: 10-13
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

Must have completed 4th grade and turn 10 by the start of the program

Are you looking to develop your programming skills? Join us this summer as we explore the fundamentals of an in-demand coding language in our Playing with Python online summer program! No previous coding experience is required as you will start with the basics of project-oriented programming with Python. Hands-on activities include coding functions to draw shapes, manipulating data structures, and designing a Mad Lib game. On the final day of camp, there will be a project showcase for parents.

*This course covers, at an accelerated, one-third of the curriculum that is covered in a college level introductory programming course. Students will receive a camp T-shirt. Python software is free and we recommend students use a computer/laptop with Windows or Mac OSX. Chromebook installation can be limiting and delayed while screen sharing.

A typical DAY at Engineering Expectations Online:

  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am | Morning Zoom Session
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | At home activity with access to instructors via Zoom (office hour)
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Meet a Computer Scientist
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Afternoon Zoom Session
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm | At home activity

*There will be 30 minute mandatory orientation on Sunday at 4:30 pm for parents and students. Friday will end at 12:00 pm.

Highlights:

  • Prior to the start of the program each student will receive information regarding how to install software and access the online learning platform (Canvas)
  • Learn about fundamentals such as data manipulation, creating functions, designing interactive graphics in an engaging and guided environment
  • Make a colorful animated graphic using loop functions
  • Meet and engage with UNCW Computer Science Faculty and professional computer scientist
  • Utilize the online learning platform used by UNCW college students

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Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates:

June 28 - July 3, 2020

Daily Logon Times:
9 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm
Tuition: $220
Ages: 10-13
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

 

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Must have completed 8th grade by the start of the program.

Are you looking to develop your programming skills? Join us this summer as we explore the fundamentals of an in-demand coding language in our Playing with Python online summer program! No previous coding experience is required as you will start with the basics of project-oriented programming with Python. Hands-on activities include coding functions to draw shapes, manipulating data structures, and designing interactive games. On the final day of camp, there will be a project showcase for parents.

*This course covers, at an accelerated pace, two-thirds of the curriculum that is covered in a college level introductory programming course. Students will receive a camp T-shirt. Python software is free and we recommend students use a computer/laptop with Windows or Mac OSX. Chromebook installation can be limiting and delayed while screen sharing.

A typical DAY at Engineering Expectations Online:

  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am | Morning Zoom Session
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | At home activity with access to instructors via Zoom (office hour)
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Meet a Computer Scientist
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Afternoon Zoom Session
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | At home activity

*There will be 30 minute mandatory orientation on Sunday at 4:30 pm for parents and students. Friday will end at 12:00 pm.

Highlights:

  • Prior to the start of the program each student will receive information regarding how to install software and access the online learning platform (Canvas)
  • Learn about fundamentals such as data manipulation, creating functions, designing interactive graphics in an engaging and guided environment
  • Make an colorful animated graphic using loop functions
  • Design an interactive game like “Magic 8 Ball” or “Hagman”
  • Meet and engage with UNCW Computer Science Faculty and professional computer scientist
  • Utilize the online learning platform used by UNCW college studentsAges7-17Photos-04.png

Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates:

July 13-17, 2020

Daily Logon Times:
9 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm
Tuition: $220
Ages: 14-17
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

 

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