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Jr. Engineering Exploration Week (EEW): July 7-11, 2014

Jr. EEW is a one-week day camp comprised of mini-workshops for students entering grades 8 and 9. The camp will be held at The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), where participating students will have the opportunity to explore engineering programs available on the UNL College of Engineering's Omaha Campus.

The workshops will be held July 7-11, 2014. Lunch will be provided each day for the students at no additional cost. If you have a passion for science and math, join us for fun activities that will give you a better understanding of the many facets of engineering.

Program Fee: $180

Jr. EEW Schedule


Date: Time: Event:
Monday, July 7 9:30 - 10 a.m. EEW Check in...PKI Lobby
  10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Robotics
Tuesday, July 8 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Let's get CIVILized!
Wednesday, July 9 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Building a Bridge to the Future
Thursday, July 10 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. If These Walls Could Speak
Friday, July 11 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fabulous Fun Day
  12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Family Luncheon...PKI Room 158

 

EEW Workshop Descriptions:


Computer & Electronics Engineering: CEENBot Robotics

Monday, July 7
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to program your very own robot? In this session, you will use technology, creativity, and logical thinking to make your robot behave like you want and get around in the world. Cheer your robot on and help your team get to its goal! No programming experience needed.

Civil Engineering: Let's Get CIVILized!

Tuesday, July 8
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civil engineering is the art and science of designing the infrastructure that make up a CIVILized society. This infrastructure includes: highways, buildings, railways, bridges, airports, tunnels and water reservoirs. Civil engineers design structures that meet the needs of growing populations while protecting the environment, reducing the dangers from natural hazards like earthquakes, and considering future needs of the community. Come join us in learning how cool it is to be a civil engineer! 

Construction Engineering & Construction Management: Building a Bridge to the Future 

Wednesday, July 9
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Construction Engineering and Construction Management are growing occupations that incorporate the skills necessary to design and/or manage multi-million dollar projects. These skills provide you the opportunity to travel the country and the world. In this session, you will learn the basics of construction project management, such as working on teams, and construction engineering as it relates to building structures. We will divide into teams and build a bridge using K'nex, which we'll test to see how much weight it can hold. Most importantly, we'll have fun!

Architectural Engineering: If These Walls Could Speak

Thursday, July 10
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what happens once a building is designed? Your questions will be answered in this fun, interactive workshop where you will explore how the mechanical, acoustic, electrical, lighting and structural building components come together.

Fabulous Fun Day & Family Luncheon

Friday, July 11
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a exploring science and engineering! Between a private show at the UNO Planetarium and experiencing demonstrations at the biomechanics facility, students will get excited about the opportunities at their fingertips! ! The day will culminate with a presentation on what it takes to be an engineer, and a student recognition luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in PKI where parents are more than welcome! 

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For More Information

Nicole Franta
College of Engineering, Omaha campus PKI 102B
(402) 554-3146
nfranta2@unl.edu