Engineering Challenges

Immerse yourself in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving activities. Work in teams and on your own identifying real-world problems and pitching solutions. You'll also take a number of field trips to on-campus labs, where you'll hear from working researchers and scientists in STEM fields. Explore engineering principles by developing computer-generated designs and building prototypes. For example, learn about structural design and buoyancy by building a floating bridge or about flight and force by using walk-along gliders. At the end of the course, students will present their ideas to classmates, family and friends.

Who It’s For

This course is for incoming sixth to eighth graders. 


Steve Howard is a middle school science and engineering teacher in the Edmonds School District. He is passionate about out-of-school learning and bringing hands-on, STEM-focused experiences to youth. 

John Parker is a Project Lead the Way/CTE middle school teacher for Seattle Public Schools. He enjoys teaching 3-D modeling, robotics, computer programming and digital painting. 

More Information

See the Things to Know section for details about registration policies, transportation and parking, and more.

Dates & Times

Jul 9–Jul 20, 2018

UW Seattle
8 a.m.–5 p.m.