College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

2014 Explorations


Computer Science Exploration - ACT: Adventures in Computing for Teens; ACT II: More Adventures in Computing for Teens
Department of Computer Science
Dates: ACT I: July 8-11 Time: Tue-Thur 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM; Fri 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Dates: ACT II: July 14-18 Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Info at: ACT Information.pdf
Registration info at: 2014 ACT Registration Form.pdf
8 - 12th grade students; Fee: $90

Participants will create 3D movies and video games using Alice software. They will see interactive illustrations of computing principles, learn object-oriented programming, and discover computing careers. ACT II is open to previous participants and focuses on design and construction of a sophisticated animation or video game using advanced features of Alice. Participants in both sessions will showcase their animations to family and friends at the conclusion of their Exploration. For questions call 260-481-6905.

Engineering Exploration - VEX Robotics Challenge
Department of Engineering
Dates: June 23-27 Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Info at: VEX Information.pdf
Registration info at: 2014 VEX Registration Form.pdf
8 - 12th grade students; Fee: $90

Participants explore a challenge that focuses on a new theme each summer as they construct/program a VEX robot. Guided by instructors experienced in engineering and programming, they will increase technical skill, learn the “lingo” of Tech Talk, have fun collaborating with students from a variety of schools and work as a team to design, problem-solve, program, test, and strategize with their robot. They will be introduced to a variety of engineering careers and prepare for a robot mini-competition that families can attend at the conclusion of the Exploration. Questions: ETCS Outreach Office 260-481-6905

Engineering Project Management Exploration - City of the Future
Dates: TBA Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Registration info at: TBA
8TH grade - 11TH grade students; Fee: $90

Participants will work in teams learning about project management, city planning, and engineering technology in the creation of a futuristic city. They will have fun using their ingenuity in the artistic design/construction of a model representing their vision of one city section using a variety of materials. Experienced Future City* instructors will guide students in the project with special guest professionals sharing career information on urban planning, engineering, technology and project management. Teams will conclude the week by combining their inter-related city models into one large city of the future presented to special community guests and families. (* Future City is a state and national program: )

Leadership Exploration - GLO: Girls Leading Others
Division of Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS)
Dates: June 23-27 Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00PM
Registration info at:
7TH grade - 12TH grade girls; Fee: $90

GLO: Girls Leading Others is designed by and for girls to help them discover their real leadership and team development potential. During the week, girls will immediately utilize new leadership, computer and team building skills to accomplish fun goals, and take home a personal leadership action plan that they can apply to everyday relationships, school work, and community service. Contact the OLS Division with questions at: 260-481-6420

Math and Science Exploration - IPFW Math and Science Camp
Department of Physics
Dates: July 14 - 18 Time: 9:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Camp and Registration info at:
11-13 year old students; Fee: $150

Participants engage in hands-on science and minds-on problem solving with a variety of activities. Past examples have been hot air balloons, buoyancy investigations, robots, column strength, chemistry and optics. They will solve logic puzzles, create mathematical games, and investigate the stock market all while having fun! Camp sessions are led by university professors, high school and middle school teachers. Maximum enrollment is 27 students. For questions contact Barbara Biedermann 260-481-6306.

Physics Exploration
Department of Physics
Dates: June 16 - 17 Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Camp and Registration information:
14-16 year old students; Fee: $75

Participants will explore the world of physics and apply their skills to activities and challenges that will engage their mind while also being fun. They will work with participants from a variety of schools and will be instructed by those experienced in Physics. For further questions contact Barbara Biedermann 260-481-6306
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