Kettering University’s summer lineup of day camps and pre-college programs let students touch cool science equipment, make their own soap, power toy cars, build mobile robots, create smart phone applications and more! Kettering’s summer programs for youth are:
Get Energized!: This program uses lab time, exhibits, a field trip and classroom activities to expose students to growing careers in sustainable energy fields. The session for 9th and 10th graders is June 13-17 and for 11th and 12th graders is June 20-24.
Engineering and Science Career Exploration Camp: This camp offers high school students the opportunity to create “green” fuels, engineer surgical repairs and analyze DNA, among other projects by exploring electrical, mechanical, chemical and biomedical engineering as well as chemistry and biochemistry principles. The camp is from July 11-15.
Computer Engineering Summer Day Camp: This camp teaches computer engineering skills to 9th through 12th graders. Activities include building a mobile robot and learning how to build a smart phone application. Entry deadline is June 1.
Kettering Dog Days of Summer: Available on Friday, July 22 and 29 and Aug. 5, 12 and 19, these three-hour campus “crawls” allow students to meet professors, tour classrooms and labs, find out about the exciting possibilities of paid co-op jobs and more.
Kamp Kettering: This one-week science and engineering program is for girls in 7th and 8th grades. Girls will conduct lab experiments in physics, chemistry and engineering, learn computer skills and explore career possibilities. Session one is July 25-29 and session two is Aug. 1-5.
Lives Improve Through Engineering (LITE): This two-week residential program introduces 11th grade girls to how engineers can improve people’s lives by using math, science and technology to solve practical problems. LITE is from July 17-29.
Academically Interested Minds (AIM): This five-week residential program is designed to help students of color make a successful transition from high school to college. Dates are July 5-Aug. 5.
Discover U: This career-oriented series of workshops teaches girls in 10th through 12th grades about specific careers in engineering through hands-on experiences on campus.