CREATEng Course Descriptions

CREATEng is an interactive introduction to engineering for motivated rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students that is offered throughout the state at partner school sites. Students develop a deeper understanding of what engineering is and what it means to be a professional engineer. Working in teams, the students participate in daily engineering challenges and have an opportunity to experience Engineering in Action while visiting a local company and interacting with guest speakers.   
In the CREATEng camp, students will take on the role of engineers who are challenged with designing a livable structure along with the various systems required to support living comfortably within the structure.  Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, the students will explore the areas of materials science, civil, environmental, and mechanical engineering. They will complete challenges in topics such as construction utilizing natural and recycled materials, green power generation systems, water harvesting and reuse systems, and wastewater treatment systems. As part of the process, students will be introduced to the various laws and regulations that may impact the design and construction of this type of structure.