Architecture and Interior Design, Week 1*

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Explore the architectural design process in hands-on activities in which you’ll draw a floor plan and elevation, develop interiors, and build a scale model of your design. You’ll learn about quick-perspective sketching and fine renderings. On a field trip to LTU’s Affleck House, designed by the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright, you’ll learn about its history and unique design. Members of the American Institute of Architecture Students also will introduce you to their professional student organization. At the end of camp, you’ll present your design and projects. Attendance of this camp is required in order to participate in Architecture and Interior Design Camp, Week 2, July 21–25, 2014.

Max. number of students: unlimited

Automotive Engineering

9 a.m.–4 p.m., $650 day camp/$765 residential

Where better to learn about automotive engineering than at Lawrence Technological University, whose alumni lead the design teams of the GTO, the DeLorean, the Taurus, and countless other vehicles? This camp will expose you to the fundamentals of engine design and vehicle performance. You’ll participate in activities in LTU’s engineering laboratories and visit some of the automotive industry labs that are involved in the design and manufacturing of modern-day vehicles.

Max. number of students: 20

Biotechnology

9 a.m.–4 p.m., $650 day camp/$765 residential

In a research lab setting, you’ll genetically engineer bacteria, purify and quantify proteins, and learn how to clone genes. You’ll apply modern DNA profiling techniques to solve crimes and use high-tech tools to diagnose diseases and track infectious outbreaks. Your days will be filled with hands-on experimentation with just enough theory and background to make the experience meaningful.

Max. number of students:  20

Creativity and Ingenuity in America

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

The best engineers solve problems creatively by looking beyond the obvious to see fresh, innovative solutions. You’ll participate in games, puzzlers, and activities that will nurture and strengthen your creativity. Field trips at the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, and the Ford F-150 Rouge Factory will highlight key features of innovation from America’s present and past. You’ll discover how ingenuity is an important part of the products we use every day. The week will culminate in a team design project that will combine creative problem-solving techniques with the skills you practiced during the week.

Max. number of students: 16

Electrical and Computer Engineering

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Expand your knowledge of microprocessors, build robots and circuits, and work in teams to solve electrical and computer engineering challenges. You’ll learn more about C, one of the most popular programming languages of all time, and the one that is used in most computers.

Max. number of students: 20

Game Art, Week 1*

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $650 day camp/$765 residential

Explore the dynamic world of video game development and meet professional video game designers. You’ll learn the concepts of game design and the basics of 3D graphics production, including modeling, texturing, and animating. You’ll be required to play games and will create your own mini game portfolio. It is highly recommended that you attend this camp before participating in Game Art, Week 2, July 21–25, 2014.

Max. number of students: 25

Industrial Design, Week 1*

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Industrial designers create the manufactured products we use every day: furniture, appliances, bikes, cars, tools, farm equipment, medical instruments, electronics, and much more. This camp highlights how art and design are combined with modern industrial processes to create consumer items that are marketed and sold. You’ll work on 2D projects that give you hands-on experience and include fun competitions. Attendance of this camp is required in order to participate in Industrial Design Camp, Week 2, July 21–25, 2014.

Max. number of students: unlimited

Robotics and Music

9 a.m.–4 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Music, math, computer science, and robotics are all related, and you’ll explore each one of them by creating robotic musical instruments. You’ll get an introduction to music theory and object-oriented Java programming. Using Lego NXT robotics with NXT-G and LeJos Java, you’ll play and create music with sensors and actuators. You’ll also learn how to connect your Lego NXT musical instrument to a PC through USB communication. You’ll be introduced to Java MIDI programming to improve NXT-PC side capabilities. On the last day of camp, you’ll play your robotic musical instrument in concert with your fellow campers. No robotics or music experience is required. Some knowledge of programming language is helpful, but not required.

Max. number of students: 12

Transportation Design, Week 1*

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Do you have a talent for drawing and a passion for styling cars? In this camp, you’ll learn about the design and development of concept cars, create ideation sketches, and experiment with scale modeling. You’ll also see professional demonstrations and receive individual evaluations of your work. It is highly recommended that you attend this camp before participating in Transportation Design Camp, Week 2, July 21–25, 2014.

Max. number of students: unlimited