Engineering and construction management summer camps inspire grades six-12

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Engineering and construction management summer camps inspire grades six-12

The first of the Lyles College of Engineering’s annual Engineering and Construction Management Summer Camps at Fresno State began Monday and run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19 through 22 for grades six to eight. The second camp, for grades nine to 12, will run June 25 to June 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camps, held on campus at the E.D.G.E. Challenge Ropes Course, will also include a field trip on Wednesday, June 20 and June 27 to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Students will participate in a workshop where they will learn how computer programming has changed the world, while writing their own programs. That afternoon, students will discover Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California – home of the San Francisco 49ers football team – and visit the Chevron STEM Zone, where they will learn the science and engineering behind football. Additional camp experiences will include hands-on activities combined with academic lectures and experts from the fields of energy, computer and materials development. Students will also learn about the fields of construction management, civil, computer, electrical, geomatics and mechanical engineering – through areas of virtual reality, 3D modeling, website development, traffic light programming and bridge building. INFO: Rebecca Wass, communication specialist, at rwass@mail.fresnostate.edu or 559.385.1336; or Hernan Maldonado, director of Pathways: Student Services at 559.284.0837. See detailed schedule: http://bit.ly/1Vh8cK8.