MarineQuest

Ocean Engineering (Ages 12 - 14) heading banner
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What will students explore and discover? 


MISSION

Students will understand that ocean engineering is a multidisciplinary field of technology applied to the marine environment and it combines aspects of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering with naval architecture and applied oceanography.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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Immerse yourself in an environment that combines staple engineering principles of design, testing, and analysis while accommodating for unique marine environments. Students will interact with all aspects of ocean engineering, including coastal structures, port and harbor development, oceanic exploration, and alternative energy from the sea. Gain knowledge on the local projects in the coastal community of Wilmington and its respective barrier islands to analyze local examples of these topics.

PREREQUISITES 

  • Must have completed 6th grade and turn 12 by the start of the program.

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Investigate oceanographic conditions using scientific tools on a half day research cruise.
  • Monitor coastal change using drones and other tried and true methods of land profiling.
  • Conduct wave tank experiments in the lab and collect real-life wave data while boogie boarding.
  • Engineer a device to harness ocean energy.
  • Investigate how a port’s physical design footprint contributes to the efficacy of its operations.
  • Get hands on with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

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SCHEDULE

Monday - Friday

Sunday afternoon virtual orientation

TIME

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday Pick-Up: 12:30 PM

STAFF/STUDENT RATIO

1:10

LOCATION

UNCW Campus - Hamilton Lot

SUMMER 2022 SESSIONS

Week 5: July 10 - July 15, 2022 (FULL)

Week 7: July 24 - July 29, 2022

TUITION COST

$530

OPTIONAL RESIDENTIAL  COST

$680 (Double Room)

RESIDENTIAL CHECK-IN

Sunday of program at 3:00 PM

GENDER

Co-ed

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 *Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.