For a complete list of workshops from previous years, check out the below workshop descriptions!

Fall 2018 Workshops

After School Workshops:

Animal Hospital: Flamingo Rescue
Grades: 46
Date: October 22nd
Time: 3:305:30 p.m.
Did you know that many zoo veterinarians have to engineer their own slings, casts, anesthesia masks, and other things to help them care for their patients?  In this after school workshop, students will be introduced to biomedical engineering as they design a leg brace for an injured flamingo.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/flamingos

 

Magnetic Levitation Transportation
Grades: 35
Date: October 29th
Time: 3:305:30 p.m.
Magnetic Levitation (or MagLev) is a system of train transportation that uses magnets to repel and push the train up to float above the tracks and propel forward without any friction.  In this after school workshop, students will design their own MagLev trains and discover the transportation of the future! While the trains may go home with students, the tracks must stay at the CEEO.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/MagLev

 

Red Rover Red Rover Send Milo Right Over
Grades: K2
Date: November 26th
Time: 3:305:30 p.m.
This after school workshop will introduce students to robotics using the LEGO WeDo 2.0. Students will learn about pulley systems as their build their own Milo rover, then explore programming with the WeDo blocks-based programming language.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/milo_wedo

 

ETEAM
Grades: 35
Dates: October 18th, November 9th, December 14th
Times: 3:305:30 PM
#1: Build an Engineer
#2: Novel Engineering
#3: Reflective Wearables
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/ETEAM2018

Weekend Workshops:

LEGO MINDSTORMS: Robot Helpers (Elementary School)
Grades: 35
Date: October 20th
Time: 1:004:00 p.m.
This LEGO Robotics workshop will explore how people interact with robots. What kind of tasks would benefit from a robot helper?  What challenges come up when trying to work side by side with a robot?  Participants will work in teams to build and program their own simple robotic system to not only interact with, but also to accomplish a task together around the house.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/robothelper

 

LEGO MINDSTORMS: Assistive Robotics (Middle School)
Grades: 68
Date: November 3rd
Time: 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This LEGO Robotics workshop will explore the growing, and often complicated, field of social robots. What challenges come up when robots must interact with humans? How can they accomplish tasks alongside humans?  Participants will work in teams to build and program their own simple robotic system to serve a client who needs their help! Students will explore simple inputs and outputs to engage in design thinking that allows their robot to interact with other humans and even other robots!
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/robotassist

 

Fairytale Engineering
Grades: K2
Date: November 3
Time: 1:004:00 p.m.
In this workshop students will solve problems found in fairytales. From rescuing Rapunzel from her tower to aiding Robin Hood in his adventures, students will have the opportunity to explore the engineering design process through building challenges using craft materials.
Registration Link:http://tiny.cc/fairy_tales

 

Wonder Women Engineering
Grades: K2
Date: November 10
Time: 1:004:00 p.m.
This workshop will explore the science of phase changes, electricity, and geometry as students discuss important women in science and engineering, and create solutions for various problems. Students will engage in three different activities to expedite the melting process, to create lightning, and to build super strong structures using household items and craft materials. This workshop is open to both girls and boys.

 

Construction Junction
Grades 35
Date: October 27th
Time: 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
In this workshop, students will explore and combine multiple simple machines to create a complex machine. Cranes combine levers, pulleys, and wheels and axles to lift and lower materials, move them horizontally, and transport them to other places. Students will design and build their own functional crane prototypes using both LEGO and craft materials.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/buildacrane

 

HGTV: Haunted House Edition
Grades 35
Date: October 27
Time: 1:004:00 p.m.
It’s time to get spooky! We will learn about simple machines, forces, and electricity as we design a haunted halloween house to travel through. Students will be split into groups and tasked with designing a LEGO or craft material spooky addition to a haunted house using one (or more!) of the simple machines they discussed. No screams hereonly STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math!)
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/halloween1027

 

Making Musical Wind-struments
Grades: 68
Date: November 10th
Time: 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Students will explore how wind instruments work to produce different pitches and the science of sound. They will then become engineers by using their scientific investigations to design and build their very own musical instrument to perform on.

 

Wiggle Bot Workshop
Grades: 35
Date: November 17th
Time: 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
In this workshop, students will explore the basics of circuitry as they design Wiggle Bots. Students will construct a body for their robot, then attach a motor so that the robot can wiggle about. When markers are attached, the Wiggle Bots will create beautiful abstract art! This workshop will not be using LEGO, but will use craft materials and small electronic motors to construct their Wiggle Bots.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/wigglebot

 

Snowpocalypse Engineering
Grades: 35
Date: December 1
Time: 9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this workshop, students will be exposed to a variety of different types of engineering as they prepare for a snowpocalypse. From snowplows to snowmen, we’ll build it all! This workshop is priced at a reduced rate because it is led by our STOMP Residency participants, who are new to teaching. While they have assisted in workshops throughout the semester, this workshop will be their first time leading a lesson! The CEEO’s Education Specialist will be supervising the residents and interacting with students as well.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/snowpocalypse
Summer 2018 Workshops
Co-Ed Robotics Session #1 **FULL**
Grades: 38
Dates: June 2529th
Times: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This session will help students design, build, and program LEGO robots using the engineering design process. Throughout the week, students will be challenged with several open-ended design activities. The week will start with activities focusing on stability in design and move to other topics, such as gearing, weight distribution, and momentum, as the students incorporate programming and motors into their designs.
Registration link: http://tiny.cc/1robotics

 

WeDo Robotics **FULL**
Grades: 13
Dates: July 23, 56
Times: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This session will help students design, build, and program LEGO robots using the engineering design process. Throughout the week, students will be challenged with several open-ended design activities. Projects will include creating robotic animals, dancing robots, and music bots.
Registration link: http://tiny.cc/WeDoRobot

 

Storybook Engineering
Grades: 12
Dates: July 913th
Times: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This workshop will explore engineering and literacy as students read fairy tales, folktales, and their favorite books to engineer solutions to problems the characters are facing.

 

Art and Engineering **FULL**
Grades: 68
Dates: July 1620th
Times: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This workshop will blend all forms of art and engineering as students design art-bots, learn to design in 3D, laser cut and etch, sew their own circuits, and even construct their own musical instruments. Students will have the opportunity to explore technologies and tools like EV3 Lego Robotics, BlocksCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and laser cutters.
Registration link: http://tiny.cc/artengineer

 

Girls Week *ONE SPOT REMAINING*
Grades: 25
Dates: July 1620th
Times: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The week will consist of open-ended mini-challenges using different 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.
Registration link: http://tiny.cc/girlsDEW

 

High School Engineering *ONE SPOT REMAINING*
Grades: 912
Dates: July 2327th
Times: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This workshop will explore simple machines, aerodynamics, robotics and maker tools. Students will be challenged to build trebuchets that fire tennis balls, balsa/tissue paper planes that fly, bluetooth remote-controlled robots and a variety of microcontroller projects. Students will have the opportunity to work with woodworking tools, laser cutters, the EV3 robotics platform, and microbit controllers.
Registration link: http://tiny.cc/HSrobotics

 

Survival Engineering *ONE SPOT REMAINING*
Grades: 35
Dates: July 2327th
Times: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
In this workshop, students will engineer practical and functional solutions that could help them survive in the wild. From shelter, to water filtration, to catching their own food, students will be challenged with design activities to test their survival skills. Activities will focus on the engineering design process as students plan, build, and test their solutions. Although some activities will be tested outside, most of this workshop will take place in the comfort of our air conditioned workshop space.

 

Engineering Through Time
Grades: 35
Dates: July 30August 3rd
Times: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
In this workshop, students will travel through time to construct solutions to civilizations’ new problems. Students will build architectural advancements for nomads, the middle ages, the renaissance, through present day!
Registration link: http://tiny.cc/timetravel

 

Co-Ed Robotics Session #2 **FULL**
Grades: 38
Dates: August 610th
Times: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This session will help students design, build, and program LEGO robots using the engineering design process. Throughout the week, students will be challenged with several open-ended design activities. The week will start with activities focusing on stability in design and move to other topics, such as gearing, weight distribution, and momentum, as the students incorporate programming and motors into their designs.
Registration link: http://tiny.cc/2robotics

 

Superhero Engineering **FULL**
Grades: 13
Dates: August 1317th
Times: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
POW! In this workshop, students will serve as engineering sidekicks for their favorite superheroes. Students will engage in a variety of different hands-on engineering challenges to solve problems these characters are facing.
Spring 2018 Workshops

After School Workshops

3…2…1… Blast Off!
Grades: 35
Date: March 28th
Time: 3:305:30PM
In this after school workshop, students will explore aerospace engineering. Students will learn about the forces that act upon flying objects, and get to build and launch their own rockets.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/blastoff

 

Little Coders
Grades: K2
Date: April 4th
Time: 3:305:30 p.m.
In this after school workshop, students will learn the basics of coding through a series of challenges. Students will first have to program a “Human Robot,” then they’ll begin coding their own animations on Scratch Jr.
Digital Fabrication Workshop
Grade: 68
Date: April 11th
Time: 3:305:30 p.m.
In this after school workshop, students will be introduced to digital fabrication by making their own puzzles. We’ll discuss tessellations and students will use Adobe Illustrator to design wooden puzzles, then cut them using the laser cutter!
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/puzzler

Weekend Workshops

Galaxy in a Jar  ***FULL***
Grades: K-2
Date: March 31st
Time: 1:004:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun workshop focusing on the wonders of outer space!  We will be making “space jars” that let us play with the various phenomenon in outer space, and discussing what is really happening out in space.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/galaxyjar
Bubble Bonanza ***FULL***
Grades: K2
Date: April 7th
Time: 1:004:00 p.m.
In this workshop, students will explore the science of bubbles as they engineer their own bubble wands and lava lamps!
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/bubblewksp
LEGO MINDSTORMs: Building a “Smart” Obstacle Course
Grades: 35
Date: April 14th
Time: 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
In this workshop, students will explore how sensors interact with the world they live in and will design their own obstacle course challenge! The activity will focus on beginning programming skills.
Exploring Wind-Power
Grades: 35
Date: April 14th
Time: 1:004:00 p.m.
How can wind help propel different types of vehicles? Participants will harness the power of wind to design, build, and test different mini-crafts! From sailboats to hovering spinners, students will learn about lift, drag, and air resistance on their quest to make passively wind powered projects.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/WindPower
Engineering Challenge Day **NEW**
Grades: 35
Date: April 21st
Time: 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
In this workshop, students will be challenged with a range of engineering tasks and design activities. This workshop is priced at a reduced rate because it is led by our STOMP Residency participants, who are new to teaching. While they have assisted in workshops throughout the semester, this workshop will be their first time leading a lesson! The CEEO’s Education Specialist will be supervising the residents and interacting with students as well.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/ChallengeDay

School Break Workshops

April Break Workshop
Grades: K2
Dates: April 1720th
Time: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
In this week-long workshop, students will explore various types of engineering by helping out their favorite Pixar characters. They’ll have to opportunity to explore coding, robotics, bridge building, mechanical engineering, and musical instrument design to solve problems faced by characters including Wreck it Ralph, Wall-E, Joy and Sadness, Lightning McQueen, Remy, and many others!
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/Pixar

 

February Break Workshop
Grades: 35
Dates: February 20th23rd
Time: 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
In this week-long workshop, students will explore game design of board games, arcade games, and computer games. Students will learn about the engineering design process through play-testing and iterative design using both craft materials and Scratch coding.
Fall 2017 Workshops

After School Workshop

From Nomads to Skyscrapers!
Grades: 3–5
Dates: November 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20
Times: 3:00–5:00 p.m.
In this series of three after school workshops, students will be introduced to Civil Engineering throughout history. As we discuss the advancements of civilization, students will design and construct solutions to civilizations’ new problems.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/nomadsengineer

Weekend Workshops

Geometry of Design
Grades: 3–5
Date: Nov. 4th
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
In this workshop, students will combine math, craft, and creativity to develop icosahedrons and other 3D objects.  Through a series of activities, students will learn the relationships between geometries and how they can be used in a larger design challenge.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/geometrydesign

Robots, robots, robots!
Grades: 3–5
Date: Nov. 4th
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
In this workshop, students will be introduced to LEGO EV3 Robotics and Mindstorms programming by completing design challenges.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/robotev3

Exploring Momentum
Grades: 3–5
Date: Nov. 11th
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
How does momentum change when an object is heavy? Or light? Or skating on ice? This workshop will begin to answer these questions and more as students explore Newton’s laws of momentum through various experiments and design challenges.  Students will build and test their own tops and sail boats.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/momentumfun

It’s Electric!
Grades: 6–8
Date: Nov. 18th
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Anyone can be an electrical engineer. In this workshop, students will learn the basics of electricity and how to build a circuit using electrical components. Students will then explore the Engineering Design Process through an e-textiles project using the electrical knowledge they learn from the day.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/itselectric

Take Apart Workshop
Grades: 6–8
Date: Dec. 2nd
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
How does stuff work? In this workshop we’ll focus on mechanical engineering principles as we use real tools to take apart everyday objects (both non-electronic and electronic) to see what’s inside and how it works, then reassemble them to invent something new!
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/takeapart

Musical Engineering
Grades: K–2
Date: Dec. 2nd
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
In this workshop, students will explore the connection between music and engineering as they design and build their own musical instruments.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/musicalengineer

Engineering Smorgasbord
Grades: 3–5
Dates: Dec. 9th
Times: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
In this workshop, students will be exposed to a mixed bag of different types of engineering through various design challenges.  This workshop is priced at a reduced rate because it is led by our STOMP Residency participants, who are new to teaching. While they have assisted in workshops throughout the semester, this workshop will be their first time leading a lesson! The CEEO’s Education Specialist will be supervising the residents and interacting with students as well.
Registration Link: http://tiny.cc/engineeringsmorgasbord

Summer 2017 Workshops

Engineering in the Digital Age
Dates: 8/14-8/18
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Grades: 3rd-5th (Fall 2017)
With the rate at which new technologies are developed, the ability to break down a problem and express the solution in a form that a computer can understand is more important than ever. Computational Thinking focuses on the skills needed to be a Digital Citizen, understand new technologies and how they function, and the thought processes required in Computer Science. We will learn these skills through fun, hands-on activities ranging from playing games, robotic LEGO Mindstorms EV3 challenges, and other programming activities using a variety of materials.


Pet Helpers
Dates: 8/7-8/11
Times: 9AM-3PM
Grades: 1st-2nd
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 (LEGO WeDo 2.0) and non-robotic activities. From making a wheelchair for a dog with a dislocated spine, to filtering water for a fish tank, children will learn about the power of engineering.

The Little Engineer that Could – ONE SPOT REMAINING
Dates:  7/5-7/7
Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
Grades: Kindergarten (Fall 2017)
Through this workshop, young children will be introduced to different types of engineering in fun and creative ways. Children will learn about the engineering design process through stories, songs, and hand-on activities. Children will learn what engineers have the potential to create.
Registration Link: tiny.cc/littleeng

PBS Kids Workshop
Dates: 7/5-7/7
Times: 1 PM – 4 PM
Grades: 1st – 2nd (Fall 2017)
This workshop will allow children to explore engineering while helping out characters from their favorite PBS Kids shows. They will learn about the engineering design process while exploring different robotic and non-robotic, hands-on activities. They will learn the power of engineering by assisting PBS Kids characters in a variety of challenges.
Registration Link: tiny.cc/pbseng

Engineering Around the World
Dates: 7/17-7/21
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Grades: 3rd-5th (Fall 2017)
Through this after workshop, children will explore science and engineering while learning about countries around the world. The workshops will be a combination of open-ended, hands-on robotic (LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3) and non-robotics activities. Students will learn about problems that other countries face and will use the engineering design process to solve them.
Registration Link: tiny.cc/engineeringworld

Girls Design and Engineering Workshop
Dates: 7/17-7/21
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Grades: 4th-8th (Fall 2017)
The week will consist of open-ended mini-challenges using different 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.
Registration Link: tiny.cc/girlsdew

Community Service
Dates: 7/24-7/28
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Grades: 6th-8th (Fall 2017)
Engineers have the power to vastly improve the world around us. From creating technologies for people with disabilities and building structures that can withstand natural disasters to improving renewable energy sources and creating resources for people in third-world countries, engineers impact the world on a daily basis. Join us as we explore the ways in which engineers can change the world through a combination of robotic (LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3) and non-robotic, hands-on activities. Potential to earn service-learning credit for school.
Registration Link: tiny.cc/communityservice

Co-Ed Robotics
Grades: 3rd-8th (Fall 2017)
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
This session will help students design, build, and program using the engineering design process. Several open-ended challenges will be posed to the students throughout the week. They will use standard LEGO bricks, programmable LEGO bricks, and other materials to complete these design challenges. The week will start with activities focusing on stability in design and move to other topics, such as gearing, weight distribution, and momentum, as the students incorporate programming and motors into their designs. Students will be grouped by age and experience. Students that have attended multiple sessions in the past will be able to work on independent projects if they chose.

Session 1
Dates: 6/19 – 6/23
Registration Link: tiny.cc/coed1

Session 2
Dates: 7/10-7/14
Registration Link: tiny.cc/coed2

Session 3 – FULL
Dates: 7/31-8/4
Registration Link: tiny.cc/coed3

High School Robotics
Dates: 7/10-7/14
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Grades: 9th – 12th (Fall 2017)
Through this workshop, teenagers will get to explore new technologies and pursue their own design interests. They will have the opportunity to develop a project of their choosing while learning how to navigate, understand, and make use of new technologies to do so. We will provide the resources and guidance for students to take on a wide range of challenges; more advanced robotics, develop an internet of things device, create their own web application, learn to make custom circuit boards, create their own wearable device, or many other possibilities. With the help of various open-source technologies such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, they will learn how powerful some of these resources can be and expand their own technical literacy and experience. Some prior experience with programming and engineering design required.
Registration Link: tiny.cc/hsrobotics

Spring 2017 Workshops

Spring 2017 Workshops
Pixar Workshop
Grades: 3rd – 5th
Dates: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
Times: 1 PM – 4 PM
Curriculum: Pixar
This three day workshop introduces students to the engineering design process, sturdy structures, and various types of engineering through the guise of solving problems for their favorite Pixar characters!
Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/PajGEk5psNeZi4ll2

PBS Kids Workshop
Grades: K – 2nd
Dates: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
Times: 9 AM – 12 PM
This workshop will allow children to explore engineering while helping out characters from their favorite PBS Kids shows. They will learn about the engineering design process while exploring different robotic and non-robotic, hands-on activities. They will learn how the power of engineering by assisting PBS Kids characters in a variety of challenges.
Register to be placed on Waitlist: https://goo.gl/forms/U4tVJxZyCsMMzchG3

February Break Workshop – Game Design
Grades: 3rd – 6th
Dates: February 21-24
Times: 9 AM – 3 PM
Students will work in teams to create a multi-modal board game. Throughout the workshop students would learn about different tools such as Scratch and LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. They will then make a board game and will incorporate one or more of these technologies. They can make lasers-cut pieces for the game, create a cool interactive dice with EV3, or a mini-game on Scratch. The possibilities are endless!
Register: https://goo.gl/forms/4k9V4vnga4FzLEWH3

The Wonderful World of Goo!
Grades: 3rd – 5th
Dates: 4/8
Times: 9 AM – 3 PM
In this chemical engineering workshop, students will be exposed to the concepts of chemistry, chemical equations, elements, and compounds by experimenting, making, and testing different kinds of goo and slime (all made from safe household materials). We’ll discuss Newtonian fluids, brittle vs. ductile failure, and even magnetism!
Registration: tiny.cc/worldgoo

Going on A Safari!
Grades: K – 2nd
Date: 4/15
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Join us in our day long safari adventure! Students will learn about the engineering design process through a series of hands-on activities. They will work together as they complete safari themed engineering challenges. Students will learn about the safari through stories, games, and engineering activities.
Registration: tiny.cc/safari

April Vacation – Discover Engineering!
Grades: K – 2nd
Dates: April 18-21
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Through this workshop, students will be introduced to different types of engineering in fun and creative ways. They will learn about the engineering design process while exploring different hands-on activities. Activities will range from programming LEGO WeDo 2.0 robots and using play-doh to light a lightbulb, to creating sturdy bridges and floating boats. Join us as we discover what engineers have the potential to create!
Registration: tiny.cc/aprilengineering

Explore Engineering!
Grades: 3rd – 5th
Dates: 4/22
Times: 9 AM – 3 PM
In this workshop, students will be introduced to different types of engineering in fun and creative ways. They will learn about the engineering design process while exploring different hands-on activities. Students will be given challenges framed around Mechanical, Biomedical, and Civil Engineering.
Registration: tiny.cc/exploreengineering

Fall 2016 Workshops

After School Workshops

Discover Engineering!
Grades: 1st-3rd Grade
Dates: Wednesdays – 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
Times: 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Through this afterschool workshop, children will be introduced to different types of engineering in fun and creative ways. Children will learn about the engineering design process while exploring different hands-on activities. The workshops will be a combination of open-ended, hands-on robotic (LEGO WeDo 2.0) and non-robotics activities. From building bridges and parachutes to learning about electricity using playdoh, children will get a sense of what engineers have the potential to create.
Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/aZGG8XMuPpwWjzFa2

Engineering Around the World
Grades: 3rd-6th Grade
Dates: Thursdays – 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
Times: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Through this after school workshop, children will explore science and engineering while learning about countries around the world. The workshops will be a combination of open-ended, hands-on robotic (LEGO Mindstorms EV3) and non-robotics activities. Children will learn about the engineering design process while also learning about the problems that other countries face. They will be given a variety of tasks from building sturdy structures for Haiti, to building a soccer-playing EV3 Robot for Brazil and much more.
Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/fdbq6mtSOscwBErq1

Weekend Workshops

The Art of Engineering
Date: 10/8
Times: 9 AM – 3 PM
Grades: K – 2nd
This workshop will allow children to explore science and engineering through different forms of art. The workshops will be a combination of open-ended, hands-on robotic (LEGO WeDo 2.0) and non-robotics activities. Children will learn about the engineering design process while exploring their creativity, and learning about music, art, and dance.
Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/AADsKWt2YMs9fOXV2

Rube Goldberg Machines
Dates: 10/15
Times: 9 AM – 3 PM
Grades: 6th – 8th Grade
Through this workshop, students will explore engineering and robotics while working together to build a Rube Goldberg machine (example; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ve4M4UsJQo). Students will learn about robotics and programming using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit through open ended design challenges. Their final project will be to work in pairs to create different parts of a cohesive Rube Goldberg machine.
Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/yJdL3Mo59h36pgXh2

Engineering a Day Pack
Dates: 10/22
Times: 9 AM – 3 PM
Grades: 3rd – 5th Grade
Have you ever dropped a cell phone? This session will introduce students to the engineering design process through first hand experience. Using everyday materials and a curriculum based on the Museum of Science’s EiE Engineering Adventure To the Rescue: Engineering Aid Drop Packages, they will design, build, and test day packs that can be dropped from a stairwell and protect what’s inside – including a pretend cell phone. Who knows – they may even find it will protect a real one!
This workshop will be located at the Pitcher Curriculum Resource Lab at the Eliot-Pearson Center for Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. (105 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155)
Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/LUC4aCid90JmR6go1

STEAM Series
Dates: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19
Times: 9 AM – 12 PM
Grades: K – 2nd Grade
Want a little more technology and engineering in your weekend? Join our STEAM Series for children in grades K-2. Each Saturday we’ll present new topics and hands-on activities for kids to explore. They will have fun programming robots, using exciting apps, and experiencing art, movement, and music to create personally meaningful projects.
Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/NmiTQJz6sm63Gyl83

Superheroes
Dates: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19
Times: 1 PM – 4 PM
Grades: 3rd – 5th Grade
Sometimes the best superpower is your brain! In this 3-day workshop, students will learn about many different types of engineering (aeronautical, mechanical, computer, electrical, biomedical, etc) in order to engineer solutions for their favorite superheroes. Students will explore the Engineering Design Process by completing fun design challenges building with LEGO, robotics, and craft materials!
Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/eA5tv8QeeTLGPC1H3

Summer 2016 Workshops

Girls Design and Engineering Workshop
July 18-22
9:00am-3:00pm
Grades: 3-8 in Fall 2016
The week will consist of open-ended mini-challenges using different materials and new technologies culminating in a larger user-centered design project. Students will explore the topics of simple electronics, human factors, 3D printing, programming, robotics, and user-centered design. The focus will be engineering, but special attention will be paid to the client and scoping problems to better address problems in design solutions. Projects will be shown off to family and friends in the afternoon on the concluding day of the program.
Registration: http://tiny.cc/girlsreg

Co-Ed Robotics Session 3
July 25-29, 2016
9:00am-3:00pm
Grades 3-8 in Fall 2016
This session will help students design, build, and program using the engineering design process. Several open-ended challenges will be posed to the students throughout the week. They will use standard LEGO bricks, programmable LEGO bricks, and other materials to complete these design challenges. The week will start with activities focusing on stability in design and move to other topics, such as, gearing, weight distribution, and momentum, as the students incorporate programming and motors into their designs.
Registration: http://tiny.cc/coed3reg

Fun with Engineering & Robots! PM Session
August 15-17
1pm-4pm
Grades 1-2 in Fall 2016
Join in the engineering fun! In this 3-day enrichment workshop we will explore the Engineering Design Process as we complete fun challenges by building with LEGO, crafts, and recycled materials. We will also have fun exploring foundational robotics and programming concepts as we build our own silly robots with lightbulbs, sensors, and wheels. By the end of the three days, children will be able to use technology, arts, movement, and music to create their own personally meaningful projects.
Students can only enroll in one session.
Registration: http://tiny.cc/eepmreg

Little Makers – My First House
August 8-10, 2016
1pm-4pm
Grades: 1-2 in Fall 2016
The Maker movement is sweeping the nation as adults take to workspaces to design and invent. This workshop will empower our littlest makers to design and create.  Participants will explore basic circuits and laser cutting to create their own playhouse for a favorite stuffed friend. Participants should bring an 6-8” stuffed animal or doll to the workshop. This workshop does NOT use LEGO components.
Registration: http://tiny.cc/littlemakersreg

Robotic Artbots – FULL
August 8-10, 2016
9am-12noon
Grades: 1-2 in Fall 2016
This workshop will explore different ways of making automated artistic creations.  Students will play with gears, motors and sensors in combination with paint, crayons and markers to make robotic creations that create colorful masterpieces.  Participants should wear clothes they don’t mind getting some paint or marker on. This workshop uses LEGO robotic components.
Registration: http://tiny.cc/artbotreg
Fun with Engineering & Robots! AM Session – FULL
August 15-17, 2016
9am-12noon
Grades 1-2 in Fall 2016
Join in the engineering fun! In this 3-day enrichment workshop we will explore the Engineering Design Process as we complete fun challenges by building with LEGO, crafts, and recycled materials. We will also have fun exploring foundational robotics and programming concepts as we build our own silly robots with lightbulbs, sensors, and wheels. By the end of the three days, children will be able to use technology, arts, movement, and music to create their own personally meaningful projects. Students can only enroll in one session.
Sign up for the waiting list: http://tiny.cc/eeamreg

Co-Ed Robotics Session 1 – FULL
July 11-15, 2016
9:00am-3:00pm
Grades 3-8 in Fall 2016
This session will help students design, build, and program using the engineering design process. Several open-ended challenges will be posed to the students throughout the week. They will use standard LEGO bricks, programmable LEGO bricks, and other materials to complete these design challenges. The week will start with activities focusing on stability in design and move to other topics, such as, gearing, weight distribution, and momentum, as the students incorporate programming and motors into their designs.
THIS SESSION IS FULL.
SIGN UP FOR THE WAITING LIST: http://tiny.cc/coed1reg  

Co-Ed Robotics Session 2 – FULL
August 1-5, 2016
9:00am-3:00pm
Grades 3-8 in Fall 2016
This session will help students design, build, and program using the engineering design process. Several open-ended challenges will be posed to the students throughout the week. They will use standard LEGO bricks, programmable LEGO bricks, and other materials to complete these design challenges. The week will start with activities focusing on stability in design and move to other topics, such as, gearing, weight distribution, and momentum, as the students incorporate programming and motors into their designs.
THIS SESSION IS FULL.
SIGN UP FOR THE WAITING LIST: http://tiny.cc/coed2reg

Engineering, Earthquakes, and More! Session 1 – FULL
July 18-22
9am-3pm
Grades: 5-8 in Fall 2016
This week-long workshop will task students to be civil engineers – engaging in the design and building of bridges and buildings  that can withstand earthquakes. Students will utilize the engineering design process in order to design, build, and test structures.  The workshop will use a variety of materials from spaghetti to cardboard to sensors. (The workshop includes a small component of LEGO robotics and programming). Additionally, students will be exposed to physics concepts, and data analysis through various design challenges. The week will culminate in a large design project where students will have the opportunity to put the all the concepts from the week to use. There is a final show at 2pm on the final day (Friday) of the workshop.
THIS SESSION IS FULL.
SIGN UP FOR THE WAITING LIST: http://tiny.cc/EE1reg

Engineering, Earthquakes, and More! Session 2 – FULL
August 1-5
9am-3pm
Grades: 5-8 in Fall 2016
This week-long workshop will task students to be civil engineers – engaging in the design and building of bridges and buildings  that can withstand earthquakes. Students will utilize the engineering design process in order to design, build, and test structures. The workshop will use a variety of materials from spaghetti to cardboard to sensors. (The workshop includes a small component of LEGO robotics and programming). Additionally, students will be exposed to physics concepts, and data analysis through various design challenges. The week will culminate in a large design project where students will have the opportunity to put the all the concepts from the week to use. There is a final show at 2pm on the final day (Friday) of the workshop.
THIS SESSION IS FULL.
SIGN UP FOR THE WAITING LIST: http://tiny.cc/EE2reg