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Designing the Future

About the camp

Come help us design the car of the future! Together, we’ll discover the physics concepts that we’ll need for the car of the future, learn how to take an idea that’s in your head and put it into a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program, test your design ideas, and then use a 3D printer to turn your design into an actual object you can hold in your hand! We’ll also look at how scientists, engineers, and even artists combine physics concepts with design and additive manufacturing techniques, such as 3D printing, to design and build the future! If you have lots of ideas for cool objects and want to learn how to make them a reality, this is the camp for you!


Dates: July 15-19, 2024 (Monday-Friday)

Price: $415

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: University Park 

Grades: Students entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2024

Lunch and Snacks: Activity breaks will be taken each day to allow kids to eat their peanut-free snacks that they bring from home. Campers will eat lunch in the dining commons Monday through Friday.


Contact us via email at or give us a call at (814) 865-0083

 Office of Science Outreach, 201 Ritenour Building, University Park, PA 16802

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