Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Sign up for Xplore Engineering Camp 2016

Posted: February 25, 2016

Sign up for Xplore Engineering Camp 2016

The Fourth Annual Xplore Engineering Camp has been scheduled for June 23 and 24, 2016, 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.

Climate and Space 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 18 options for workshops, participants can choose between 7 tours.

Associate Research Scientist Frank Marsik and SPRL Lead Engineer Jon Van Noord are 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. Participants can choose to select a 2-night stay in North Campus' Baits Houses.

To sign up, please visit MConneX.

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