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 K-12 Newsletter
March 2015
It's time to enroll in summer camp!

High School Aerospace Engineering Summer Camp 2014
In response to demand, we have significantly increased our engineering summer camp offerings this year --particularly for older students.  

This year we have four high school camps we want you to know about. These are for students who will be entering 10th-12th grade, though we will accept an advanced 9th grader with a teacher recommendation. Many scholarships are available for under-represented students. Apply by April 1 for priority consideration. 

June 8-11, High School Aerospace Engineering Camp. $350.
Experience what it means to be an aerospace engineer at WSU by designing and flying your own aircraft, experience the nationally ranked research facilities at WSU, and come to understand how aerospace has impacted our society and how you can dramatically impact our future.  We look forward to giving you hands on experience of building your own model plane and making it fly while learning the basics of what it takes to be an aircraft engineer, all the while having a great time on Wichita State's campus. Lunches included.

June 22-25, Advanced Robotics Camp, $350 plus $25 equipment fee
Join the WSU mechatronics faculty and industry experts to learn the basics of robotics design.  The first day will be spent learning how to use the provided robotics equipment.  The remainder of the week, small teams will work with faculty and industry mentors preparing for a design competition. Camp will be held at NCAT (National Center for Aviation Training) where students will get to interact with large-scale robots as well as design their own small-scale prototype to take home.  Lunches included. 

June 28-July 2 Biomedical Engineering Camp (Overnight) $500.
Learn about applying engineering tools and concepts to the human body to maximize this great machine's capability and improve peoples' lives. Students will get to work in WSU's bioengineering labs and discover how to apply engineering concepts to solving medical problems and improving human lives. This is an overnight camp based on the WSU campus with students staying in WSU's new Shocker Hall residence hall. All meals included and evenings will feature fun social activities.

July 6-9, Music and Technology, $350.
Join us as we build and perform with our own audio and video electronic instruments, using computers, webcams and electronics. Led by John Harrison, concertmaster of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, graduate of MIT's Media Lab, and a founder of MakeICT makerspace community. Camp will culminate with a public exhibition. Lunches included.

Don't wait! Camps fill quickly. Our popular LEGO Robotics and Raspberry Pi camps are already full. (Sorry!) Additional camps are also available for younger students. Register online and learn more at www.wichita.edu/engineeringcamps2015

For questions about registration, call 316- 978-3731.
Other Coming STEM Events
Science and Engineering Fair
Regional science fair winners will be competing at the Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair in Wichita on March 27-28. The event is free and open to the public at Century II. Projects will be on display for judging on Friday from 5:30 to 9:30, then again Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Winners in the Engineering & Inventions category will be eligible for WSU Engineering Summer Camp scholarships valued at $175-$500 each. 
Kansas Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad is an elementary, middle, and high school team competition in which students compete in events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Over 6,700 teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year. Wichita State hosts the Kansas Science Olympiad state championship on Saturday, April 4, 2015. See what the excitement is about and learn how to get involved with a team next year. Learn more.

Kansas STEM Call-to-Action Forum 
Educators and industry professionals fom the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math are invited to attend the Kansas STEM Call-to-Action Forum  being held June 2-3 at the National Center for Aviation and Training. The conference is being put on by a dozen partners that include Textron Aviation, WSU College of Engineering, STEMpact2020 and many others. The conference is intended to serve as a catalyst for conversation and collaboration among all those with a stake in preparing youth for jobs in the STEM workforce.

Thanks to sponsorship by the National Defense Industries Association, the cost for attending  is only $25 for K12 teachers, $50 for government and academia and $100 for representatives from industry.

Learn more and register at stempact2020.org/calltoaction.