2019 Spring Workshops

Registration is now open!

After School Workshops

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Grade: 3–5
Date: February 25th
Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $40
This after school workshop will explore 3D design and 3D printing with BlocksCAD. Students will learn how to render 3D objects, move them around in space, and create their own snowmen. Due to the time it takes to 3D print objects, pre-printed snowmen will be available for students to take home. Register here.


(Photo by Abelardo Morell)

Camera Obscura Design
Grade: 6–8
Date: March 13th
Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $40
A camera obscura, or pinhole camera, is a simple camera that can be made without the use of a lens. This workshop will discuss the science of optics as students design their own pinhole cameras, and (time permitting) even try to turn the classroom into one giant camera obscura! Students will get to keep their pinhole camera. Register here.

Build a Chair for Mr. Bear
Grade: K–2nd
Date: March 27th
Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $40
This workshop will introduce students to engineering as they design a chair for their favorite stuffed animal. We’ll think about our users and design sturdy chairs to support the various shapes and sizes of their different animals. Stuffed animals will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own! Register here.

Sturdy Structures
Grade: PreK–K (4–6 years old)
Date: April 3rd
Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $40
This workshop will expose students to a variety of building materials as they try to build sturdy structures out of each. Students will spend time at each building material station, and try to build towers using different supplies. We’ll discuss shapes and supplies that work best for engineering. Register here.

School Vacation Workshops

Before (8:309:00 a.m.) and After (3:004:00 p.m.) care is available for these sessions.

February Break: Globetrotter Engineers
Grades: K–2
Dates: Feb. 19th–Feb. 22nd
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Cost: $400
This Engineers Week workshop will explore engineering around the world as we learn about new cultures, and solve problems faced in different countries. We’ll explore cultures and problems on every continent, and engage in a client-centered engineering design process throughout the week as we design everything from Sumo wrestling robots to Egyptian pyramids to water filtration systems! Register here.

April Break: Engineering of Sports
Grades: 3-5th
Dates: April 16-19th
Times: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $400
This workshop will explore the engineering behind your favorite sports. How can we design helmets to reduce concussions in football? What is the best design for a ping pong paddle? How can we change a sport so it’s accessible to all? What are the physics behind figure skaters? This workshop will explore user-centered design, physics, and anatomy, to deconstruct and reconstruct athletic endeavors. Register here.

Weekend Workshops

Playground Design
Grade: 3–5
Date: March 2nd
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
Slides, swings, monkey bars, and more! This workshop will focus on client-centered design as students plan and build the perfect playground for all students. We’ll discuss forces and motion as students design playgrounds that are not only fun for them, but wheelchair accessible for handicapped students who want to enjoy the fun of recess too. Register here.

Novel Engineering: Weslandia
Grade: 3–5
Date: March 2nd
Time: 1:oo–4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
In this workshop we will discover engineering solutions for characters in the book Weslandia! Come join us as we read through this book, identify the problems the characters face, and create prototypes of our own to help them out of their predicaments! We will use craft materials to create engineering solutions for the characters. Register here.

LEGO MINDSTORMS: Engineering an Arm
Grade: 3–5
Date: March 9th
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
There are so many fun and useful things we do with our arms.  We pick up objects, open doors, and eat delicious food. If we were to lose movement in our arms or hands, those activities would be a lot harder. Fortunately, robotic technology has advanced to the point where it can help. In this workshop, we will engineer a robotic arm to accomplish a task around the house for you to control! Register here.

Can I Get a Watt Watt?
Grade: 3–5
Date: March 30th
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
Cost: $50
In this workshop, students will be exposed to the vast applications and uses for electricity. We will learn about and build basic circuits and electromagnets, then use those new skills to design and build solutions to real-world problems! Register here.

Wonder Women in Science
Grade: K–2 
Date: March 30th
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
This workshop will explore the science of slime, rockets, and geometry as students discuss important contemporary women in science and engineering, and create solutions for various problems. Students will engage in two different design challenges to become materials chemists and space engineers. This workshop is similar in theme to last semester’s, but the activities are new! This workshop is open to girls and boys.
Register here.

Makey Makey Bands
Grade: 3–5
Date: April 6th
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
Cost: $50
This workshop will explore circuitry, circuit boards, and Scratch coding as students explore making and music. Students will use Makey Makey kits to learn about electron flow and design, build, and code their own musical instruments! Register here.

LEGO MINDSTORMS: Smart Prosthetics
Grade: 6–8
Date: April 6th
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
Robotics is changing the world of prosthetics. The technology we have now not only makes prosthetics dynamic but also responsive to the environment. What benefits can a prosthetic limb have if it’s made to be smart with the use of sensors? In this workshop, we’ll find out! Register here.

A Day at the Zoo
Grade: Pre-School (3–5 year olds)  
Date: April 13th
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
Join us for a fun introduction to engineering for the smallest of engineers—preschoolers! We will investigate how animals move, eat, and build their homes with a host of fun zoo-themed design challenges and games. Little engineers will help their animal friends collect food, explore the world around them, and build the habitats of their wildest dreams.  Participants must be potty trained. Register here.

WeDo Robotics: Traffic Jam
Grade: K–2
Date: April 20th
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
Cost: $50
This workshop will explore simple robotics and programming to create a traffic-controlling robot. Students will start by learning how to program their bot to serve as traffic lights, then redesign their robot to be safety monitors that allow traffic flow, and even design a car to drive around the workshop! Register here.

Color Me Curious
Grade: K–2
Date: April 20th
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
Red-y for some fun? Join us for fun science with colors! This workshop will begin with a series of color experiments, from walking water to exploding milk. Students will then build their own kaleidoscopes, and explore color and mirrors. Students will get to take home their kaleidoscopes. Register here.

Financial Aid

If you are unable to afford these offerings, the CEEO does offer a few limited financial aid discounts to those who qualify. Aid will be prioritized, but not guaranteed, for students who qualify for free/reduces lunch. You must upload a copy of your tax form or proof of free/reduced lunch in order to be considered. Financial aid will be offered on a rolling basis.