Students will use simple CAD software to design truss bridges. The students will use a CNC router to cut the components of their bridges from wood stock. The bridges will be assembled and bench tested for their load-bearing strength using Vernier testing equipment. Students will learn about the different types of truss bridges as well as the concepts of compression, tension and torsion.
Instructors: Christine Spikes and Hester Burdman
Do you like to create and build? Are you a good problem solver? Then this is the course for you - We will be strategizing on keeping Barbie from getting a Concussion, saving an astronaut from sure death, building strong structures to Withstand natural disasters, and launching supplies to reach behind enemy lines. We will be working in small collaborative teams and gaining more insight into the engineering design process.
DOCTORS IN TRAINING
Instructors: Kathryn Perkins and Rachel Fineman
Come experience a hands-on exploration of the human body! We will be looking into the structures and functions of several human body systems and how they work together to make our incredible human body.
ENGINEERING & PHYSICS TOO
Instructors: Stephen Dickey and John Cordell
Students will be introduced to the Engineering Design Process while designing and constructing a Marble Drop. The ultimate goal of the project is for teams to maximize the time the ball moves through a 2’ x 2’ x 3’ volume, without ever letting the ball come to rest. Participants will learn about potential and kinetic energy in order to construct various obstacles such as mazes, zig-zags, see-saws, roller coaster waves, marbles wheels, jumps, plinko boards and more.
Instructors: Colin Douglas and Spencer Smith
Financial literacy is one of the most important practical skills students can learn to promote a healthy future for themselves and their communities. As most adults know, it can take years to learn how to be successful in a market economy, and this education often involves learning “the hard way” of acquiring debt or losing money outright. But what if students could acquire knowledge and skills about financial literacy in a short time while having fun?
This program aims to teach the essentials of financial literacy through the board games Monopoly and Acquire while also considering whacky ideas about the future of economics through critical discussions. In between rounds of ferocious financial competition, we will consider the broader implications of how our saving, spending, and investing shape our communities.
WHERE MOVIES BEGIN!
Instructor: Loren Sammons
Like many art forms, movies begin in the minds of people. One of those people could be you! Screenwriters create all the moments you’ve come to love in your favorite movies and television shows. They are the ones who craft the catchy dialogue of the characters you quote. In this course, we will preview the unique writing style and format screenwriters use to launch the first phase of the movie-making process. We will also carefully watch short films and analyze their structure. Finally, we will write pitchable loglines for films you would like to write.
MYSTERY IN PARIS
Instructors: Andréanne Annis and Karen Curella
Learn French as you solve a mystery in and under the streets of Paris! You are a secret agent working for the United States government. Your mission is to solve the case of a mysterious disappearance. Having never studied French, you must learn the language to solve the mystery! Accept the mission, search with the secret map, discover Paris and its food, crack the case, and submit your mission report. This class is designed for beginners.