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June 27-July 8; Note: There is no class on July 4; 9:30am-3pm (Online registration closes June 17. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
July 11-22; 9:30am-3pm (Online registration closes July 1. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
Location: Fleming Building 

Sixteen CU Boulder astronaut affiliates have flown on forty space shuttle missions. Join some of the leaders in aerospace technologies in learning about what it takes to be an aerospace engineer. In this Academy, you’ll meet scientists from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), learn about astrobiology, and plan your mission to Mars. You’ll get a chance to see one of only a few university-based Mission Operations Centers, where LASP undergraduate and graduate students perform mission operations for NASA satellites totaling more than $1.5 billion in value. Additionally, you’ll get a chance to work on gliders, airfoils, jet engines, and testing composites for aircraft wings. Finally, you’ll learn about alternative applications of aerospace such as wind turbines and parachutes.

In accordance with updated guidance from the CDC around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery encourages, but does not require student participants and staff to wear masks throughout all programs. While this is the current policy of CU Science Discovery, we will continue to monitor the situation and make the best possible decisions in the interest of safety for participants and staff. When considering policy changes around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery will adhere to all campus, county and Public Health guidelines. (Updated 3/7/22)

What to Bring: Because this is an in-person class, participants are required to bring the following each day: 

  • Backpack for carrying their personal items and any class materials they will be taking home. Note: In order to limit individual interactions, all participants will be required to keep their items together.
  • Filled water bottle.
  • 1-2 snacks, depending on the child's needs. 
  • A sack lunch.
  • All programs spend a portion of each day outside. Please send your child with clothing appropriate for the weather (jacket, sweatshirt and/or rain jacket.).
  • Optional: A mask and any additional Personal Protective Equipment the child will be utilizing.

Grade Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine grade levels for all camps and classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified grade range for this program.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the program will incur a $35 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the program. In the event that a program is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of the program will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.