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Sign up for Xplore Engineering Camp 2015

Posted: March 10, 2015

Sign up for Xplore Engineering Camp 2015

The Third Annual Xplore Engineering Camp has been scheduled for June 25 and 26, 2015, and is now open for registration.

Xplore Engineering Camp is designed for alumni and the children in their life entering the 4th through 7th grade. Through a series of workshops, participants get hands-on experience in a variety of engineering disciplines.

AOSS is hosting a workshop titled, “Up, Up and Away!” In this workshop, participants will build and launch their own rockets and learn about the principles that power these amazing machines. The students will compete with others to see whose rocket goes the furthest.

In addition to the 16 options for workshops, participants can choose between 7 tours.

Associate Research Scientist Frank Marsik is leading one of the tours, called “Storm Watch.” On this tour, participants will meet the scientists who are leading the way in predicting how intense a hurricane will become when it reaches land. These scientists are working on CYGNSS (Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System), a NASA mission that aims to improve extreme weather prediction. Students will see a life-size model of one of the eight micro-satellite observatories that CYGNSS will use to measure wind speed.

The camp offers 1 and 2-day options. The 2-day camp includes the option for a 2-night stay in North Campus' Baits Houses on June 25th and 26th.

To sign up, please visit MConneX.

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