Engineering for Generation Z

Engineering for Generation Z

Camp Description

Day 1: Agricultural Engineering: Students will learn about the current and future challenges of growing food for an exploding global population. The will be retyping a vertical garden! Students will experience a virtual field trip to the PSU main campus' greenhouses, crop fields and gardens.

Day 2: Process Engineering: Students continue learning about food production, but today will learn more about mass processing. Today's activities will involve the students in making ice cream and an off-site field trip to a local food processor.

Day 3: Biomechanical engineering: Students learn that engineering can involve helping living beings and not just inanimate objects. Students will engineer models a leg for an elephant and a beak for an eagle. They will get to learn about the real-life case of a dolphin who was helped with a prosthetic tail.

Day 4: Environmental Engineering: Students will learn about designing urban landscapes to manage storm water runoff. Students will see some actual designs on an outdoor walking tour at the Berks County Agriculture building.

Day 5: Green engineering: Students learn how buildings are being engineered to minimize a carbon footprint. Today they will get to insulate a modern home and take a tour of the buildings and grounds of our very own PSU Berks Campus to see first-hand how engineers are designing buildings with "green energy" in mind.

Activities described are general topics and are subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

Summer 2018

Dates: July 23 - 27, 2018
Times: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: Commuter - $285

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