Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) would like to address the recent health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), especially as it relates to our student workshops. The safety and health of our students and staff is always the highest priority at Tufts CEEO. While the coronavirus currently poses no immediate implications for the summer season, we are planning to offer our summer workshops for students. We will continue to review and revise our plan with the guidance from Tufts University and the CDC. Because of these unpredictable circumstances, we will be offering full refunds should we need to cancel any of our workshops. 

The Circus is Coming!

9:00-3:00 (extended care is available)
$440

In this four-day workshop, your child will engage in engineering design challenges that focus on designing their own circus attractions. Students will use the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 robotics platform and craft materials to design their big top attractions. Your child will explore what happens underneath the bigtop as they learn about engineering.

JUN/JUL
 
29-2
 

 


Girls Design and Engineering Week

9:00-3:00 (extended care is available)
$550

This week-long workshop for students who identify as female will consist of open-ended mini-challenges using a variety of materials and new technologies culminating in a larger user-centered design project. Students will explore the topics of simple electronics, human factors, programming, robotics, and user-centered design. The focus will be engineering, but special attention will be paid to the client and understanding problems to better address problems in design solutions.

JUL
 
6-10
 

 


High School Engineering

9:00-3:00
$650

Explore engineering through problem solving, original design creation, and hands-on building projects! In this week-long workshop, students will collaborate in teams to create innovative solutions to complex challenges ranging from robotics and structural design to art and gaming. Whether it’s exploring new technologies like Arduino, micro:bit, and 3D modeling or leveling up practical skills like manual construction, 3D printing, and soldering, there is something for everyone here. Teens can pursue their interests, ignite their curiosity, and gain first-hand experience with electronics, building, coding, making, and designing in a fun, welcoming environment. We will also be featuring the newest LEGO Education product, SPIKE Prime.

JUL
 
6-10
 

 


LEGO Robotics for All

Session 1: July 13-17, 2020
Session 2: July 20-24, 2020
Session 3: July 27-31, 2020

9:00-3:00 (extended care is available)
$550

Utilizing the all-new SPIKE Prime LEGO robotics system, there’s something for everyone in each of these week-long workshops. From interactive games and rescue vehicles to robotic companions and animatronic pets, students collaborate with their peers to build their own, independently created devices. Whether students are absolute beginners or seasoned roboticists, this welcoming and creative environment is perfect for exploring robotic mechanisms, systems, and real-world applications. Students should choose one session.

JUL
13-17
20-24
27-31

 


Novel Engineering: Designing Solutions for Book Characters

9:00-3:00 (extended care is available)
$550

In this weeklong workshop, students will move through the engineering design process as they design solutions for characters in the books that they will read throughout the week. Readers of all abilities are welcome as books will be read by the instructors. They will use LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 robotics platform and craft materials to design their solutions.

JUL
 
13-17
 

 


Wizarding Workshop

9:00-3:00 (extended care is available)
$550

If your child loves Harry Potter, then they will love this wizard themed engineering workshop. Students will use robotics and craft materials to create magical designs for the characters to use, as well as create their own spells. They will use LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 robotics platform and craft materials to design their solutions. Bring your capes and hats!

JUL
 
27-31
 

 


Pet Helpers

9:00-3:00 (extended care is available)
$550

Pets play a very special role in people’s lives. In this workshop, children will explore different ways in which engineering can be used to help animals that people love and care for. Children will use and learn about the engineering design process through a combination of robotic and non-robotic activities. From making an automated pet feeder to filtering water for a fish tank, children will engineer solutions using the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 robotics platform and craft materials to design their solutions.

AUG
 
3-7
 

 


Middle School Engineering

9:00-3:00 (extended care is available)
$600

In this week-long workshop, your child will dive into our specially-made engineering workshop designed just for middle schoolers. Students will get the chance to go in depth with engineering technology while exploring a wide range of relevant topics such as robotics, artificial intelligence, digital art, and the environment. Students will formulate creative solutions while collaborating with their peers in a welcoming and engaging environment. Prior experience with CEEO workshops is not necessary — all are welcome from beginner through advanced. We will also be featuring the newest LEGO Education product, SPIKE Prime.

AUG
 
3-7
 

 


Robotic Art

9:00-3:00 (extended care is available)
$550

This workshop will explore different ways of making artistic creations such as kinetic sculptures, drawing robots, and robotic puppets. They will collaborate as a group to design an interactive set for their own puppet show as a final project. They will use LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 robotics platform and craft materials to create their designs.

AUG
 
10-14
 

 


High School Environmental Engineering

9:00-3:00
$650

Environmental engineering seeks to tackle a wide range of complex problems from energy production and transportation to recycling and waste management. In this week-long workshop, students will take on real-world issues such as cleaning up the oceans, designing efficient vehicles, harnessing wind and solar power, and eco-friendly housing. Through hands-on projects utilizing both mechanical systems (tools and building) and electronics and programming (Arduino and micro:bit), students will collaborate and compete to create innovative solutions that really work! We will also be featuring the newest LEGO Education product, SPIKE Prime.

AUG
 
10-14
 

 

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.