STEM Challenge: Engineering Things That Go!

Immerse yourself in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving activities involving planes, gliders and boats! Explore scientific principles by developing and testing prototypes. For example, you’ll learn about aerodynamics by building gliders and planes, thermal energy by constructing a steam engine for a boat, and force by flying soaring gliders. Work in teams designing machines to complete performance challenges. You'll also take a number of field trips to on-campus labs, where you'll hear from working researchers and scientists. 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. 

Note: This course is a revamp of the full-day session called Engineering Challenges that ran last yearIf your student has taken this course already, please consider another offering.

Instructors

John Parker is a STEM specialist and former middle school science teacher for Seattle Public Schools who enjoys exploring nature and bringing the classroom into the outdoors. He and his family enjoy tide pooling, hiking and foraging.

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. 

More Information

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

Details

Jul 22–Aug 2, 2019

Section A-1
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$625
Refund Deadline
May 15 (100%)
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Jul 22–Aug 2, 2019

Section A-2
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$625
Refund Deadline
May 15 (100%)
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