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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs


Program Info
Program: Aerospace Engineering
Sponsoring Organization: Bell Museum of Natural History

Main Contact
Name: Holly Menninger
Title: Youth & Family Programs
Address: 2088 Larpenteur Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55113
Phone: (612) 625-6889
Email: hmenning@umn.edu
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 4 , 5 , 6

Goals

Impress upon campers the diversity of disciplines that need to come together to make space exploration possible. Explore the different branches of engineering that are involved in space exploration and learn what each branch has contributed to the technology used today for the study and exploration of far off planets. Give campers the opportunity to design and test their own solutions to technical challenges faced by NASA and experience the trials, tribulations and ultimately the success of working through the Engineering Design Process.


Activities

Through project based and experiential learning, campers will learn about: An overview of NASA’s various missions and the interdisciplinary nature of ensuring the success of these missions. There will be particular focus on the Apollo missions in light of its anniversary this year. Experience the Engineering Design Process from the perspective of different kinds of engineers to solve problems that NASA may face when preparing for missions. Explore the questions that astrophysicists, engineers and other scientists are looking to answer by exploring our cosmos Activities include: Lunar Module Design Rover Design Challenge Rocketry Visiting the Bell Museum’s Planetarium to discover the technology that makes it work


Program Dates

Offering two 1-week sessions during the weeks of July 15-19, August 5-9



Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes


Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $310
Fees: $40
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0