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Spring 2015 PDF Flyer

Spring Break Science & Engineering Camps for Grade 1-3, Grade 4-6 offered Mar. 31, April 1-2

Classes meet 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Great Lake's Research Center.

Cost:  $120 per student. Up to 20 students per class. Register soon!

Register Online: Spring Break Science Camp Registration or            

Pay by credit card: call the cashier 7-2247 (Your space is not reserved until payment has been received.)

Questions? Call: 7-3341

See Taste of Tech Agenda Schedule PDF

Grade 1-3 Engineering in Our World!

Learning about the engineering design process, each day of camp will present a different challenge to solve: designing bridges, improving play dough and designing walls. Following the Engineering is Elementary curricula for grades 1-3, campers will explore chemical engineering, materials engineering and civil engineering with visits from real engineers to the class.

Instructors: Marcy Erickson, Michelle Miller and Lloyd Wescoat

Grade 4-6 A Taste of Tech!  

Kids will explore a variety of labs and do some cool engineering activities along the way!  

  • Watch worms at home in the soil with a visit to the Rhizotron
  • Take a hike on Tech Trails
  • Bend water and make silly putty at the chemistry lab
  • Try out a real driving simulator with mechanical engineers
  • Smash concrete and test a Maglev track with civil engineers
  • Have fun with trains with transportation engineers. 
  • And enjoy a free lunch at Michigan Tech (MUB) on Thursday, compliments of the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute

Instructors: Joan Chadde, Chris Hohnholt, along with Michigan Tech faculty and students.

Spring Break 2015 PDF Flyer

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The Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education coordinates six-week After School Science Classes taught by Michigan Tech University students majoring in science and engineering. The After-School classes provide fun, hands-on, inquiry-based activities for students in grades 1-8 during three sessions of the school year: fall, winter, and spring. The Center develops the curricula so that all activities connect to Michigan Content Standards for math and science, provides activity kits for each lesson, and recruits and trains the MTU students.

For more information, contact: Joan Chadde at 906-487-3341 or Schools may submit requests using the registration form (pdf) and fax to: FAX 906-487-1620 .

For more information contact:

Joan Chadde at or 487-3341.

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Last Update: 3/6/2015