Summer Engineering Workshop Overview
Students in the 2013 Summer Engineering Workshop go through a Design Thinking exercise led by Professor Peter Robbie.
High school students will work collaboratively with Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students to design, build, and test engineering prototypes. Hands-on activities throughout the workshop will help them explore and understand engineering. The workshop is designed for students to:
- Experience the creativity of engineering and the many interdisciplinary opportunities it offers
- Develop engineering skills, including problem-solving and design skills
- Use computer-aided software for design (SolidWorks) and machining (such as laser-cutting and 3D printing)
- Have fun!
During the first week of the program students will begin to develop engineering skills such as engineering problem-solving, design thinking, and spatial reasoning through a series of small-scale projects. During the second week of the workshop students will focus on designing and building a larger-scale engineering prototype of their choice.
Dates: July 7–July 18, 2014
- Residential Program: Arrive Monday, July 7th with activities starting in the afternoon.
- Day Program: This is primarily a residential program but a few students will be admitted as day students. The day program will be held from 9am to 4pm, Monday–Friday.
Schedule: 2014 workshop schedule (PDF)
Location: This workshop will take place at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Get directions.
Cost: The day program cost is $750, which includes all prototyping supplies, teaching assistant support, lunch, and snacks. The residential program costs an additional $1000 and includes overnight, supervised accommodations, all meals and snacks, plus extracurricular activities in the evenings and on the weekend.
See the schedule from the 2013 workshop:
See photos from the 2013 workshop:
See more photos in Thayer School's Flickr gallery.
Watch videos of the 2013 workshop:
Part one of this video series features event coordinator Professor Vicki May, whose passion is engineering education and K-12 outreach:
Hear from machine shop design fellow and event teaching assistant Annie Saunders in part two of the series:
Hear from the kids as they discuss what engineering means to them in part three of the series: