- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Engineering
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15
- Minimum Cost: <$500
U-Design is a fun, exciting science and engineering program for kids who are currently in grades 6 - 9 at time of registration.
It is a hands-on laboratory and workshop experience that gives you the opportunity to learn about science and technology by engaging in the real work of scientists and engineers: design, exploration, experimentation, and invention. Here you get to think of your own ideas, and build your own way-cool inventions.
This is a challenging and creative program developed and taught by an outstanding team of experienced science and technology teachers, who specialize in teaching engineering design to kids.
Girls and underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to attend. According to the recently released report, â€œRising Above the Gathering Stormâ€, there is pressing national need to encourage young people, particularly girls, to study science, engineering, math and technology, and to enter careers that use these fields of study. Indeed, the economic future of the country depends on it. While women now comprise more than half of all college students, they receive less than 20% of all degrees awarded in the target majors. Urgent and sustained attention is required to develop awareness and interest in these majors and careers, especially among girls.