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Office of Science Outreach

Tinkering With Electronics: Grades 7-9


If you are interested in combining creativity and art with engineering, this is the camp for you. Be prepared for a week of serious tinkering and troubleshooting that involves using your imagination, experimenting and learning from failure and success. We will start the week by learning the science behind circuits and electronics and how to use a variety of tools such as soldering irons, drills, saws and hot glue guns. Next we will go on a field trip to hunt for recycled and repurposed materials and visit some local maker spaces for inspiration. Back in the lab we will make sewn circuits, electronic sculptures, scribbling machines and other amazing whimsical creations that respond to our commands.

An exciting, active, engaging, summer science camp for students who will enter grades 7-9 in the fall. Participants should bring a refillable water bottle. For their safety, it is important that each student wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.


The camp will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood College Campus: 1000 Edgewood College Dr, Madison, WI. The Science Center is a K-16 building that serves science students of all ages.


June 12-June 16, 2017, 9:00-2:00 daily. Lunch is not provided so please send a sack lunch with your child each day. 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 Shaheen Sutterwala. Dr. Sutterwala has a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and has worked on informal science education for over seven years.


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 5, 2017.

How Much?

$250 for the week-long camp. This includes all materials and a snack

For more information contact:

Amy Schiebel (608)663-3414