WSU Engineering Summer Camps 2019
Update as of April 22, 2019: Some camps are no longer available because they are full. Some camps have been cancelled due to low enrollments.
Problems with the online registration? Call (316) 978-3731
Please note: Online registration is for paid registration only. If you want your child to attend on scholarship, use the scholarship application.
Students should enroll in the camp that corresponds to the grade they will be in the fall.
LEGO I Camp, 4th-5th Grade, June 3-7, NCAT, 8:30-Noon (Steve Smith), $200, 30 spots -- FULL
LEGO I Camp, 6th-8th Grade, June 3-7, NCAT, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Steve Smith), $200, 30 spots -- FULL
- Students will work with partners to build and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. They will learn to make their robots move and use sensors to interact with objects around them. This camp is for students who are new to programming with the EV3 robotics system.
Drone: Build It! Camp, 8th-9th Grade, June 3-6, EEB, 8:30 to 4:30 with lunch included (Nathan Smith), $375, 24 spots --- FULL
- This hands-on camp will introduce you to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) world by exploring the varied uses of UAV technology, the Federal Aviation Administration regulations, and the concepts needed to build and operate your own "drone." Utilizing Wichita State University’s Project Innovation Hub, we will learn methods such as laser cutting/engraving, CNC routing, waterjet cutting, soldering, and basic electrical and electronic circuits to prototype and build and fly our very-own UAV’s.
High School Biomedical Engineering Camp, 10th-12th Grade, June 3-6, EB and EEB, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. with lunch included (Dr. Jaydip Desai and Dr. Kim Cluff), $375, 24 spots
Campers will be introduced through hands-on activities to research in two biomedical engineering fields that involve the use of mechanical and electronic parts in the human body for the purposes of health care diagnosis and treatment and assistive support. The camp will take place in two research laboratories on the Wichita State campus, led by Dr. Jaydip Desai and Dr. Kim Cluff.
LEGO II Camp, 4th-5th Grade, June 10-14, NCAT, 8:30-Noon (Steve Smith), $200, 30 spots
LEGO II Camp, 6th-8th Grade, June 10-14, NCAT, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Steve Smith), $200, 30 spots
- Students will work with partners to build and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. This year's theme is "Puppy Training" where all of the challenges are based on the idea of taking a robotic dog through obedience school. This camp is for students who already have experience programming with the EV3 robotics system.
Go Baby Go! Camp, 10th-12th Grade, June 10-13, EEB, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch included (Samantha Corcoran), $375, 24 spots
- Campers will work in teams to modify four off-the-shelf toy ride-on cars for four local children with mobility challenges. They will receive hands-on training on designing, wiring, soldering, basic construction skills, and following a budget.
Sphero Bots Camp, 6th-7th Grade, June 17-21, NCAT, 8:30-Noon (Sherri Molde), $200, 24 spots -- ENROLLMENT CLOSED
- Campers will complete their mission(s) to explore and map out the moon through programming their Sphero Bot rover to navigate from one base camp to another base camp while navigating through valleys, rills and craters.
Vex Robotics, 8th-9th Grade, June 17-20, Beggs, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch included (Dr. Perlekar Tamtam) $375, 24 spots --ENROLLMENT CLOSED
- Campers will learn robotics design, problem-solving, project management, team-building, and presentation skills. Campers will spend time on working with the VEX robotic system. This camp will provide good preparation for campers interested in transitioning from LEGO Robotics to Kansas BEST Robotics teams.
Inventor Camp, 10th-12th Grade, June 17-20, EEB, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch included (Nathan Smith) $375, 24 spots -- CANCELLED
- Have you ever had an idea, but did not know where to start to make it a reality? During this camp, we will delve into the design and prototyping process to understand how to choose the right idea and build upon it. We will cover the importance of team-building, skills assessment, and project feasibility in our journey to create a working prototype by the end of the week. Utilizing Wichita State University’s Project Innovation Hub, we will explore different methods of prototype fabrication such as laser cutting/engraving, CNC routing, waterjet and plasma-cutting, milling, general woodworking, and basic electrical and electronics.
Middle School Biomedical Engineering, 6th-7th Grade, June 24-28, NCAT, 8:30 a.m. to Noon (Sherri Molde) $200
- Campers will work as part of a team to explore prosthetics. Students will brainstorm, sketch and create a prototype of a missing limb for a patient that has suffered a debilitating loss of a limb. Campers will take this activity a step further and design their prototype using Autodesk Inventor in order to print their prototype on a 3D printer. *Due to time constraints, not all prototypes may be printed.
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Camp, 10th-12th Grade, June 24-27, Beggs, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch included (Dr. Hongsheng He) $375
- Campers will learn the fundamental concepts of AI and robotics, basic programing skills (procedural and graphical programing), and modern intelligent robotics. The contents of the camp include concise lectures on selected AI topics, demonstration and simulation, implementation of machine learning algorithms, and hand-on experience on an NAO humanoid robot. On the final day, campers will work and demonstrate in a team on a mini project of the NAO robot using their knowledge and skills learned from the camp.
WEEK 5 One-day mini-camps
Scratch Coding Jump Start, 2nd-3rd Grade, 8:30 a.m. to Noon, P2, July 1 (Zane Storlie), $100
Scratch Coding Jump Start, 4th-5th Grade, 8:30 a.m. to Noon, P2, July 2 (Zane Storlie), $100
Scratch Coding Jump Start, 6th-7th Grade, 8:30 a.m. to Noon, P2, July 3 (Zane Storlie), $100
- Many expert coders begin by teaching themselves. In this mini camp, campers will create Scratch accounts, learn the basics of Scratch coding -- working through the same curriculum we bring to elementary schools during the school year -- and leave being able to continue building their skills on their own. Each camper will receive a set of Scratch coding cards ($25 value) to take home.
Renewable Energy Camp, 10th-12 Grade, July 8-11, Beggs, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch included (Dr. Deepak Gupta) $375, 24 spots -- CANCELLED
- Campers will learn about sustainable energy through renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydrogen and fuel cells; take field trips to solar and wind power generation stations, and build and race a solar and battery powered car using guidelines established by NREL Model Car Competitions.
Hot Weelz Car Design Camp, 4th-5th grades, July 15-18, NCAT, 8:30 a.m.-Noon; and July 26, 8:30-Noon at EEB. (Michelle Adams) $200, 24 spots -- FULL
Hot Weelz Car Design Camp, 6th-8th grades, July 15-18, NCAT, 1 p.m. – 4:30 pm., and July 26, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at EEB (Michelle Adams) $200 24 spots -- FULL
- Learn basic concepts of engineering and computer-assisted design by building your own toy car using CATIA software. Each student will have a design 3D printed for assembling on the wheel base. The final day of camp is Race day allowing campers to see how their designs stack up against the competition. (The final day is held the following Friday to allow for time to 3D-print the campers cars.)
HS Circuits Camp, 10th-12th grades, July 15-19, EEB, 8:30 a.m. to Noon (Perlekar Tamtam) $200, 24 spots -- CANCELLED
- Campers will learn and work hands-on with electrical components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, voltage source and diodes. Campers will work on the NI Elvis prototyping board to build simple electrical circuit like resistors in series and parallel combinations, and measure the voltage across each element and current passing through each element, and students will also build simulation diagram on multi-sim software.
Arduino Camp, 8th-9th grades, July 22-26, EEB, 8:30 a.m. to Noon (Perlekar Tamtam) $200
- In this camp students are going to write programs by using Arduino software (IDE) to activate the electrical circuit. Students will design electrical circuits by using resistors, sensors, diodes, LEDs on bread board by using UNO R3 controller board. This camps is great for the students who are interested in coding and designing the circuits.
Cybersecurity Boot Camp, 7th-12th grades, July 22-26, P2, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (184th Intelligence Wing, Kansas Air National Guard) Apply By Scholarship Only ($200 value) -- FULL
- Campers will participate in a cyber exercise designed to expose them to cyber defense and offense in a safe and fun environment. They will learn to work as a team, and use cyber skills to accomplish exercise objectives.
Questions about Engineering Summer Camps may be submitted by email to Polly Basore Wenzl, camp coordinator, or by phone (316) 978-6512.
Location abbreviations used above
NCAT: National Center for Aviation Training, 4004 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS
EEB: Experiential Engineering Building, WSU Campus, northeast of 17th and Oliver, Wichita, KS
BEGGS: Donald Beggs Hall, WSU Campus, north of WSU 17th Street entrance, Wichita, KS
P2: Partnership 2 Building, WSU Campus, northeast of WSU 17th Street entrance, Wichita KS
EB: Engineering Building, WSU Campus, north of WSU 17th Street entrance, Wichita, KS