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Office of Science Outreach

Engineering, Design, and the Brain: Grade 1-3


Engineers use the design process to imagine, plan, and construct products. We will explore this process by participating in a series of design challenges aimed at introducing students to concepts of structure, function, friction, power, work, and aerodynamics. Our challenges will range from bridge creation to rocket design with many stops in between. We will focus on the concept of team collaboration and communication. In order to guide our development, we will explore the value of mindfulness in developing our own neuroplasticity. We will exercise our brain with fun and engaging breathing and moving techniques that help to improve our brains flexibility and ultimately, make us better engineers. Be ready to build, collaborate, and grow together in this week of fun.

Bring a water bottle and comfortable clothes to walk outside. Some of our engineering projects will need to be tested outside so you might want a hat and sunscreen.


The camp will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood College Campus. The science center is a K-16 building that serves science students of all ages.


June 19-23, 2017, 9:00-12:00 daily. A mid-morning snack will be provided. If you child has particular dietary needs please pack an appropriate snack for them.


The camp leader is Carly Ziegler who teaches science and believes every student is a scientist. Her study of science has taken her all over the world, from Finland to Costa Rica with many adventures in between.


Register here!

Registration will be first come, first served. To ensure plenty of individual attention the limit for the camp is 12 children. The registration deadline is June 12, 2017.

How Much?

$200 for the week-long camp including all materials and snacks.

For more information contact:

Amy Schiebel (608) 663-3414