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NASA Engineering Design Workshop

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NASA Engineering design workshop

Calling all future engineers! In this fun, hands-on camp, students will learn about the Engineering Design Process and compete in a series of team-based design challenges including:

  • Designing and building a functional model Martian buggy
  • Designing and deploying a model satellite that can pass a 1 meter drop test
  • Engineering a prototype Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV)
  • Launching a pneumatic rocket and more!

Students will learn about various careers and subfields of Engineering. The week will conclude with an Open House where family and friends are invited to campus to check out student designs. T-shirts and certificates will be provided.

Please note: this program is designed for students with limited exposure to engineering design.

For a listing of all of the Arizona Youth University camps this summer, click here.

Click here to use our How-To Guide to assist with the online registration process.

Feel free to direct any questions to Allison Brown, Assistant Director for Youth and Activities, at allisonbrown@email.arizona.edu or (520) 621-0048.

NASA Engineering Design Workshop: Grades 5-6 (6/5 - 6/9)

Member Fee: 
225
Non-Member Fee: 
225
Price Discounts: 
10% off every child registered after the first one
Minimum Enrollment: 
8
Maximum Enrollment: 
25
Registration Dates: 
02/20/2017 to 06/05/2017
Start Date: 
Mon Jun 05 2017

9:00am to 4:00pm

NASA Engineering Design Workshop: Grades 3-4 (6/12 - 6/16)

Member Fee: 
225
Non-Member Fee: 
225
Price Discounts: 
10% off every child registered after the first one
Minimum Enrollment: 
8
Maximum Enrollment: 
25
Registration Dates: 
02/20/2017 to 06/12/2017
Start Date: 
Mon Jun 12 2017

9:00am to 4:00pm

NASA Engineering Design Workshop: Grades 5-6 (6/19 - 6/23)

Member Fee: 
225
Non-Member Fee: 
225
Price Discounts: 
10% off every child registered after the first one
Minimum Enrollment: 
8
Maximum Enrollment: 
25
Registration Dates: 
02/20/2017 to 06/19/2017
Start Date: 
Mon Jun 19 2017

9:00am to 4:00pm

NASA Engineering Design Workshop: Grades 3-8 (6/26 - 6/30)

Note: This session will be hosted at the UA Tech Park in Vail/Rita Ranch. One half-day is devoted to NASA Engineering Design curriculum and the other half is facilitated by YMCA staff. Grades are separated by 3-5th and 6-8th.

Member Fee: 
200
Non-Member Fee: 
200
Price Discounts: 
10% off every child registered after the first one
Minimum Enrollment: 
8
Maximum Enrollment: 
25
Registration Dates: 
02/20/2017 to 06/26/2017
Start Date: 
Mon Jun 26 2017

9:00am to 4:00pm

NASA Engineering Design Workshop: Grades 3-4 (7/10 - 7/14)

Member Fee: 
225
Non-Member Fee: 
225
Price Discounts: 
10% off every child registered after the first one
Minimum Enrollment: 
8
Maximum Enrollment: 
25
Registration Dates: 
02/20/2017 to 07/10/2017
Start Date: 
Mon Jul 10 2017

9:00am to 4:00pm

NASA Engineering Design Workshop: Grades 7-8 (7/17 - 7/21)

Member Fee: 
225
Non-Member Fee: 
225
Price Discounts: 
10% off every child registered after the first one
Minimum Enrollment: 
8
Maximum Enrollment: 
25
Registration Dates: 
02/20/2017 to 07/17/2017
Start Date: 
Mon Jul 17 2017

9:00am to 4:00pm