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Summer Academy Programs for Middle and
High School Students

Summer 2015 Program Registration Available!

--------3D Printing!------------Programming and Circuitry----------Environmental Modeling!--------------Engineering the Future!------

Full program chart available here.
**High School Lunch Option: Register for a morning and afternoon academy then join us for lunch with Hope students. $300 for the week.**

Register here!

**This year registration for all your students in K-12 is combined in the same site.

MIDDLE SCHOOL (entering grades 6-8)

Math in Aviation
June 8-12 (9am – 3pm)
The wonder of flight has fascinated you as a kid, now come learn how math impacts the decisions aviators make about weather, travel patterns and flight. Meet career experts to explore how they employ math everyday in their jobs.

Environmental Engineering
June 15-19 (9am – 3pm)
Join our engineering design team to investigate area environmental issues and design solutions to reduce pollution.

Watershed Investigations
July 6 – 10 (9am – noon)
Wade into the watershed, collect samples and investigate life and processes the watershed supports.

Programming Circuits
July 6-10 (1pm – 4:30pm)
Use LittleBits to explore how circuits control lights, sounds, and visual effects. Design your own controller and see how you can network your ideas with others in the class.

Programming
July 20-23 (1pm – 4:30pm)
Explore programming basics through Scratch, App Inventor and other on-line tools you can continue to use at home.

HIGH SCHOOL (entering grades 9-12)

Web and App Design
June 8-12 (9am – Noon)
Start your summer off with a taste of web design, app development and circuitry. No experience needed, come explore on-line tools that you can continue to work with on your own.

Arduino: Electronics and Programming
June 15-19 (9am – noon)
Small electronic chips that run secret programs are hidden in everyday items. The Arduino is a platform that bridges the gap between electronics and software. In this class you will not only learn basic programming and electronics but also build devices that are hidden and can run secret codes.

3D Modeling and Printing
June 15-19 (1pm – 4:30pm)
3D printers are invading every field: toys, cars, food, homebuilding and even medical. Now it is time to find out what it is all about. In this class you will learn how to not only draw and design your own creations using free CAD software (Sketchup2015) but also bring your creations to life using a 3D printer.

Air Quality Monitoring
July 6-10 (9am – noon)
How does air quality vary in your home, neighborhood and throughout the day? Build an air quality sensor and learn to take and interpret air quality data. Visit local environmental organizations to see how they are working to improve our local environment.

3D Modeling and Printing
July 6-10 (1pm – 4:30pm)
3D printers are invading every field: toys, cars, food, homebuilding and even medical. Now it is time to find out what it is all about. In this class you will learn how to not only draw and design your own creations using free CAD software (Sketchup2015) but also bring your creations to life using a 3D printer.

Programming and Circuitry
July 13-17 (9am – noon)
Want to understand what programming is all about? Dive into the logic and circuitry of computers through basic programming and on-line tools.


Email Susan Ipri Brown at csi@hope.edu with any questions.

Thanks to Hope College Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program, Heronwood Nature Station at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, the Outdoor Discovery Center, the Michigan Space Grant Consortium and the Michigan chapter of the Amerian Physical Society for their generous support of scholarships for these academies!

 

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