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The Science House and Young Engineers continue to offer a one-of-a-kind hybrid program, meeting for a total of 48 hours over the course of four months. Students will convene twice a week online, where a teacher will conduct a live, interactive lesson where the students are able to participate and ask questions. Students can also review these lessons at anytime. Outside of class, students will work on engineering projects during the week. Students even have access to their instructor outside of the lessons, with the ability to contact them via email or call with questions. Furthermore, the students will meet at The Science House on North Carolina State's campus every other week for two hours to do additional, cooperative construction and lab work. Our goal is to educate students through the use of both engineering and scientific methods in hands-on, minds-on projects taught by experienced educators who are leaders in STEM education.

Topics Covered:

3D Printing
Aerospace
Architecture
Python Programming Language

Arduino Microcontrollers
Bioengineering
Civil Engineering - K'Nex
Electronics

EV3 Robots
Raspberry Pi
Robotics - LEGO
Wearable Computing

Participants will engage in:

  • a first of its kind engineering education opportunity
  • hands-on and virtual labs
  • the latest most innovative technology including 3D printers and Raspberry Pi Computers
  • areas and skills that can lead to great career opportunities in the future

Reviews/Testimonials

  • "This is hands down the best thing we have done for Nikko since we began homeschooling. We are all thrilled with Young Engineers.  An even bigger thanks for your enthusiasm and passion for teaching engineering.  Nikko has always  been extremely interested in Science and Technology, but now it’s like a fire has been lit inside of him.  I can’t tell you how exciting this is for me"!  - Sheila
  • "Robbie does all his homework, watches the videos, uses software you send and answers all the questions.  He loves your class.  I have never homechooled a child before and it really is a great thing for Robbie to have this opportunity." – Meredith
  • "To say Teddy is loving the course would be an understatement…. His brother can’t wait until he can do it too." – Tamara
  • "Thank you for all you are doing to stimulate Kamryn’s interests and connect her math knowledge to the real world.  I have not seen her so interested in anything since her first set of legos several years ago!" -  Angie
  • "Thanks for everything.  I cannot tell you how much he is enjoying this group!" – Kristin.

Why are we offering this course?

Our mission is first and foremost to help create the next generation of engineers and programmers. We also hope that this workshop peaks your interest in Young Engineers Of Today. We offer a variety engineering enrichment classes for young people of all levels where students become technology creators, not just consumers.


Spring 2014 Course Schedule

This program will be for 5th - 12th grade students. Class Schedules are as follows:

High School (Current 9th - 12th Graders)

Where: The Science House, NC State University
Length: Four months, totaling 48 contact hours*
Webinars: Monday AND Wednesday @ 4:30PM OR 8:00PM (student's choice) beginning January 13 (see Calendar) - 1-hour seminar each day
Lab Meetings: Every other Saturday: 2:00PM beginning September 25 (schedule will change slightly with the Holidays) (see Calendar) - 2-hour hands-on lab
Course Size: 15 students
Cost:

Tuition: $282
Materials and Supplies: $110 (Students keep all materials and supplies)
*This course is being offered at a $100 tuition discount for students. The other $100 is being paid by an NC State Extension, Engagement, & Economic Development Seed Grant received by The Science House for the 2013 - 2014 School Year. This rate is not valid for any other course except for those located @ The Science House.

Middle School (Current 7th - 8th Graders)

Where: The Science House, NC State University
Length Four months, totaling 48 contact hours*
Webinars: Monday AND Wednesday @ 1:30pm OR 3:30pm OR 6:30pm (student's choice) beginning January 13 (see Calendar) - 1-hour seminar each day
Lab Meetings: Every other Saturday, 11:30am beginning January 25 (schedule will change slightly with the Holidays) (see Calendar) - 2-hour hands-on lab
Course Size: 15 students
Cost: Tuition: $282
Materials and Supplies: $110 (Students keep all materials and supplies)
*This course is being offered at a $100 tuition discount for students. The other $100 is being paid by an NC State Extension, Engagement, & Economic Development Seed Grant received by The Science House for the 2013 - 2014 School Year. This rate is not valid for any other course except for those located @ The Science House.

Upper Elementary/Lower Middle School (Current 5th - 6th Graders)

Where: The Science House, NC State University
Length Four months, totaling 48 contact hours*
Webinars: Monday AND Wednesday @ 5:00PM OR 6:30PM (student's choice) beginning Januar 13 (see Calendar) - 1-hour seminar each day
Lab Meetings: Every other week, Saturday: 9:00AM beginning January 25 (see Calendar) - 2-hour hands-on lab
Course Size: 15 students
Class Supplies: Tuition: $282
Materials and Supplies: $110 (Students keep all materials and supplies)
*This course is being offered at a $100 tuition discount for students. The other $100 is being paid by an NC State Extension, Engagement, & Economic Development Seed Grant received by The Science House for the 2013 - 2014 School Year. This rate is not valid for any other course except for those located @ The Science House.

 *Please note: Students will be working on projects outside of ‘direct’ class time. They will be doing considerably more than just 48 hours of engineering and science.

**Learn more about Young Engineers at this website!

We have reached capacity for Young Engineers of Today for the Fall Semester. Please register below to be added to the Waitlist. Check back often so you can get in on the Spring Offerings!

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