A new summer engineering camp hosted by UW-Washington County will offer high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to learn about the field of engineering. “The explore engineering program is designed to give students a feel for the wide range of things that an engineer might do,” said Guy Campbell, who heads up the UW-Platteville collaborative mechanical engineering degree program at UW-Washington County. High school students who successfully complete this summer course will receive one college credit.
The engineering camp will be held at the UW- Washington County campus in West Bend the week of Monday June 23through Friday, June 27 from 9:00 am-4:00 p.m. The week long program will include daily field trips to local industries and organizations to see engineers in their natural environment including: manufacturing engineers at a manufacturing plant, mechanical engineers at a thermal engineering design firm, civil and structural engineers at an architectural firm, and electrical engineers at a local conservancy.
After studying real-world examples at Regal Ware, Signicast, Lac Lawrann, Weasler Engineering, Creative Design Network and Zimmermann Architectural Studios, students will return to the UW-Washington County campus and participate in experiments, activities and team projects related to the various types of engineering that they learned about out in the field.
The fee for the course is $425. Lunch and program materials are included. Register early as enrollment is limited. For more information about this program, visit http://washington.uwc.edu/community/continuing-ed/youth-programming or phone 262-335-5218.
To learn more about UW-WC, visit washington.uwc.edu or phone the Student Affairs Office at (262)-335-5201.