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

This Academy will bring hands on engineering, science, and technology to you. Building skills and completing challenges, you will learn the fundamentals of programming, 3D Design, circuitry, material properties, and the engineering design process. You will learn to create designs in TInkerCad while considering the capabilities of the 3D printer used to bring them into the physical world, and get a look at professional and options for Engineers. Working with a breakout board called micro:bit, you’ll program using drag-and-drop programming that runs using Java. Enjoy the autonomy to freely design, build, test, and interact with your bridges, hydraulics, circuits, and all your own creations. In addition to gaining the skills to make a culminating project, you will peek under the hood and see the process of engineering and making for yourself. This course will also involve guest speakers and field trips to explore what engineering is all about.

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 to each class: 

  • 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.