A week-long, residential camp with an introduction to the following areas:
Architectural Engineering and Construction Management: Architectural engineers design the structural, mechanical and electrical systems that we depend onto make our buildings safe and healthy. Construction managers use their skills in estimating, scheduling and site management to safely and economically construct these buildings.
- Discussions of wind and seismic loads on buildings
- Building and testing a model for deflection due to wind loads
- Touring MSOE’s structural testing lab
- A behind-the-scenes tour of state-of-the-art mechanical systems of a building
- Activities in MSOE’s mechanical and electrical labs
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Civil Engineering: Civil engineers are responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the infrastructure necessary to support civilized society. The American Society of Civil Engineers currently estimates that existing infrastructure investment needs in the US total $2.2 trillion. That has led the US Bureau of Labor to project that civil engineering employment will grow at a rate much faster than the national average over the next decade.
- Introduction to the civil engineering profession
- Structural engineering – West Point Bridge Designer demo/completion
- Construction management – construction site tour
- Environmental engineering – Jar testing demo and filtration/adsorption
Demo and completion
- Water resources engineering
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Mechanical Engineering : Mechanical engineering spans a wide range of applied physics including: 1) thermal sciences and energy, 2) materials science, 3) design of machines & mechanisms and the means to control them. The career path of a mechanical engineer may lead to work in transportation, medical, manufacturing, energy or many other challenging industries.
- Designing parts and mechanical assemblies using Computer-Aided Design
- Material Properties: testing strength and impact behavior of metals
- Design of mechanisms: controlling motion and force through mechanical
- Thermal systems: solar energy collection and storage
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Industrial Engineering: What do M&Ms, a balance board, big-button phones, screwdrivers, a robot, and a CNC mill have to do with industrial engineering? You will have to “Discover” it for yourself! Industrial engineering combines engineering and management knowledge to determine the most effective ways for a company to use its resources and improve business performance.
- Human factors games and experiments
- Product dissection and design for assembly
- Quality control
- Robot programming and CNC programming
- The Waiting Game