Dunwoody’s Robotics & Manufacturing department hosted the College’s first ever STEM Camp June 23-25.
The camp—sponsored by Boston Scientific—introduced STEM programs/careers like mechanical, civil, electrical, software and industrial engineering to 37 high school juniors and seniors.
During the camp, students were able to participate in group lectures and brainstorming exercises, watch faculty-led demonstrations and explore the College’s classrooms and campus. Campers also engaged in multiple hands-on activities including bridge building and testing; designing, 3D printing and wiring a flashlight; creating a software business plan for a food truck business; and a large Lego manufacturing simulation led by Boston Scientific engineers (pictured below.)
“It’s important for students interested in STEM to understand all of the options available to them,” Industrial Engineering Technology Principle Instructor and camp coordinator Janet Nurnberg said. “And although this camp just scratched the surface of STEM opportunities, we are excited to help students along their journey of exploring their future career options.”
Janet says the Robotics & Manufacturing Department has plans to run the camp again next summer.
For additional photos of the 2015 camp, visit our Facebook page.