- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Computer Science, Robotics, Mathematics, Engineering
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
- Call: (781) 431-2514
Thinking about a career in Engineering? Employ electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer programming in challenging hands-on projects. This is ideal for the future engineer.
One team project involves using Arduino to program a sailboat designed for speed or for maneuvering around buoys on a racecourse. Engineering clubs at MIT and Olin College design and compete using these types of sailboats. Students build the components and learn the ins and outs of soldering, wiring, and circuitry. They then bring the excitement outdoors, sailing their models on the same lake in Wellesley used by college engineering teams. Teams compete against the clock and other teams in sailboat regattas, observing and calibrating the performance of their creations from the shoreline. They conduct experimental research to improve the sailboat’s functioning.
Students also used a 3D Printer and CAD to design and create their own boat designed to complete and compete on various tasks in a pool. Other years, students have built a portable stereo speaker set with custom-designed packaging.
What are you waiting for? Apply now! This is a competitive admissions summer research program designed for teens.
Cost and Session Information
July 5 – July 23, 2021
Dana Hall – Wellesley, MA