Basic Design*
9 a.m.–5 p.m., $750 day camp/$850 residential
Explore the exciting world of design in architecture, the graphic arts, transportation, interior architecture, and product development. You’ll be exposed to what makes good design and how designs visually relate to one another. Learn why some designs are more desirable than others. Understanding the fundamentals can help prepare you for a more serious study of design and the built environment. You will also visit the Detroit Institute of Arts for an in-depth sketching session with reference to design and why it works both aesthetically and functionally.
Max. number of students: 20
Biomedical Engineering
9 a.m.–4 p.m., $750 day camp/$850 residential
Explore the role of a biomedical engineer in designing procedures and equipment that assist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury, make medical testing less intrusive, and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Team projects will acquaint you with basic engineering design tools and the instrumentation used in medical settings.
Max. number of students: 16
Civil Engineering - Building Big!
9 a.m.–4 p.m., $750 day camp/$850 residential
Do you want to design and construct sustainable buildings? Bridges and highways? Create a cleaner environment? Civil engineers do it all. Learn how these professionals solve worldwide problems like supplying people with clean water and building safe structures and roads. With the help of knowledgeable faculty and current students, you’ll work on teams to build structures, conduct experiments, compete in creative challenges, and learn about the cutting-edge work being done in the field today.
Max. number of students: 15
Machining and Fabricating, Week 2
9 a.m.–4 p.m., $750 day camp/$850 residential
Master the skills required to machine and fabricate in a manufacturing environment similar to those you’d find in the automotive, medical, or aerospace industries. After you learn shop, personal, and equipment safety, you’ll interpret blueprints, read precision gauges, and craft components from various types of material. You’ll also be exposed to the electrical side of manufacturing and learn electrical safety, circuit basics, and create a project using electrical soldering. You’ll also operate CNC equipment and experiment with G-Code. Participation in Machining and Fabricating Camp, Week 1, June 26–30, is not required to attend this camp, but it is highly recommended.
Max. number of students: 25